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Alleged Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P retail boxes confirm device names

by Brandon Russell | September 22, 2015September 22, 2015 4:30 pm PDT

We’re just a hop, skip and a jump away from Google’s Nexus event on Sept. 29, but it looks like some of the fun has been spoiled before an official unveiling. Android Police on Tuesday posted pictures of what is allegedly the boxes for Google’s upcoming phones, not only confirming two phones are on the way, but their names, too. Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P it is. The Nexus 6P is sure to get some guff from the community.

Last week a rumor sprung up claiming the names would be 5X and 6P, so this isn’t all that surprising. But it looks like the names are all but confirmed; they’re plainly etched right onto the box. The art also seems to reflect Google’s chosen names, with what we assume to be wallpapers being included with the final release of Android Marshmallow. Oddly, it looks like the same wallpaper is used on both boxes, though different filters are applied.

It looks as though both will come with 32GB of storage as the stock option, though I’m sure other options will be available at launch. Google typically sticks with one Nexus release per year, but given how successful Apple has been launching two sizes at once, perhaps Google wanted to follow suit. Not that that’s a bad thing—we quite enjoy having more options. And it just means that the Nexus 5X will likely be cheap (we hope), which is another feather in the cap of the growing affordable market.

The Nexus 5X is expected to include a 5.2-inch Full HD display, 13-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization, a fingerprint sensor, USB-C and maybe even wireless charging. The Nexus 6P, meanwhile, will allegedly come equipped with a Snapdragon 820 processor, 5.7-inch Quad HD display, USB-C, a fingerprint sensor and a killer camera.

Google will make it all official at its event next week, and we’ll be there to bring you all the news. Check out this post to see what else we’re expecting Google to announce.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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