It appears that the rumours of a late September Google event were true, after the company officially started dishing out invites for a September 29th show in San Francisco.
As expected, the invites also have a distinct Android Marshmallow feel to them, which means that we’re likely to see the software’s official launch alongside a couple of Google branded devices as well.
Long touted and highly anticipated, the Huawei Nexus (or Nexus 6P) will be the follow up to last years’ Google Nexus 6 handset. It’s been rumoured and leaked numerous times already, and even hinted at this event before its announcement, making it a nailed on certainty to appear at the show.
It’s expected to boast a Snapdragon 810 chipset along with a 5.7” QHD display and 3GB RAM, making it the most powerful Google branded smartphone to date. This king of spec sheet would also make the Nexus handset more than competitive with the likes of the iPhone 6s Plus, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ and other similar phablets.
Rumour also has it that a fingerprint scanner could also join in on the fun, whilst a 12 megapixel and 5 megapixel camera duo will also make the cut. This promises to make the Huawei Nexus useful in terms of features as well, something that will do it no harm on the sales charts at all.
It is however, Huawei’s first take on a Google Nexus device, so it’s likely that Google will give it all the necessary help to be successful. Of course, if it doesn’t turn out to be the success we hope it will be, Google might ditch the Chinese company next time around.
The second device which is likely to make an appearance at the Google event is that of an LG Nexus device. Having been leaked extensively already, this is another near-certainty to pop-up at the show, possibly dubbed the Nexus 5X.
LG has a storied history in the Nexus market, having made several previous phones of the same brand, so Google fans should be excited to see another creation from the company.
Rumours include a smaller 5.2” 1080p screen than the Huawei Nexus, whilst a Snapdragon 808 chipset, 2GB RAM and a 12 megapixel camera could also be included. As with the Huawei phone, a fingerprint scanner is also being linked with the device.
Both this phone and the Huawei effort will both rock Android Marshmallow right out of the box, meaning that they’ll be the phones that’ll be debuting the software on the UK market.
Written by Luke Hatfield