San Francisco – Google, Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Nexus team have revealed details of its new two Nexus phones, the Nexus 6P and the Nexus 5X, in a recent informative interview to Reddit. Among the information released, the spokespersons have said that the Nexus 6P uses the latest Samsung panels for the display. They also explained why Nexus 5X lacks some camera functions.
Hiroshi Lockheimer and David Burke, the spokesperson that talked to Reddit, discussed topics related to the security, encryption and designed of the new Nexus phones.
About the design, they explained the new mobiles will have camera bumps rather than flat backs for two main reasons: they wanted to create a comfortable phone and they wanted it to have a battery that also lasts longer by supporting USB Type-C.
“Ten minutes of charging gives you up to 4 hours of battery life on the Nexus 5X and up to 7 hours on the Nexus 6P,” said the Nexus team in the interview.
On the other side, the NFC (Near Field Communication) antenna was said to be wrapped around the back camera in the Nexus 5X, while it is behind the camera cover glasses on the Nexus 6P.
When talking about the device encryption system, Google’s David Burke, said that both Nexus phones will still use software accelerated device encryption, a feature already existed in the Nexus 6. However, it should be able to better perform than the ones before.
These improvements are only possible because they have decided to use 64-bit processors in both mobiles, which are also powered by Qualcomm’s latest flagship mobile processors available, the Snapdragon 808 and Snapdragon 810 CPU’s.
Both new phones are equipped with a 12.3-megapixel camera that shoots 4K video as well. They also run Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and pack fingerprint readers – processed in the secure Trustzone protected area of memory, so users can quickly unlock their devices, or pay for purchases with Android Pay.
Lastly, they explained why the phones’ prices are so different internationally. “Tariffs, different distribution channels, cost structures, and exchange rates,” were the ones to blame for high prices in some regions or countries.