Google Launches 5 new Devices – Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, 2nd Gen Chromecast, Chromecast Audio & Pixel C

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At an event yesterday, Google announced launch of 5 new devices. The premium Smartphone Nexus 6P, Mid-range phone Nexus 5X, 2nd Gen Chromecast, Chromecast Audio & a tablet-Laptop combo Pixel C. While the Nexus 6P and 5X phone launch was very much expected, the three other devices were pleasant surprise for the audiences worldwide!

Let us look at each of these devices in more detail:

Nexus 6P Smartphone

Nexus 6P

The Nexus 6P is arguably the most premium and polished smartphone to be launched by Google. The phone has been developed in partnership with Huawei

The smartphone has a smaller 5.7-inch screen compared to its predecessor, but features high-resolution WQHD (2560X1440) AMOLED display with 518 ppi color depth and front-facing stereo speakers — all housed in a contoured aluminum body. This all-metal design phone comes with newest Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS.

Under the hood Nexus 6P is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1, 2.0 GHz Octa-core 64-bit processor coupled with Adreno 430 GPU. The phone has 3GB of RAM (Most people were expecting this to be 4GB RAM) and 3,450 mAh battery that supports fast charging.

With just 7.3mm thickness, Nexus P is also one of the slimmest phones. However, at 178 grams the all-metal body does bring some additional weight in your hands. The phone comes in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB variants

The camera on this phone is expected to be the best compared to all previous Nexus phones. The 6P comes with a 12.3 megapixel rear and 8mp front snapper! The camera supports IR assisted laser focus and can record 4K and slow motion videos!

Price: 32Gb for $499, 64GB for $549 and 128GB for $649 (In India prices start from Rs. 39,999 for 32GB)

Availability: While pre-orders in US have already started, it is expected that Google will extend it other markets like India in coming weeks

Nexus 5X Smartphone

Nexus 5X

The Nexus 5X is the smaller and cheaper version of 6P with specifications that are notch below. The phone has been developed in partnership with LG.

The smartphone has a 5.2-inch screen featuring Full HD (1920X1080) LCD display with 423 ppi color depth and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection — however, unlike 6P it has injection molded polycarbonate body. This phone too comes with newest Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS.

Under the hood Nexus 5X is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 1.8 GHz hexa-core 64-bit processor coupled with Adreno 418 GPU. The phone has a lower 2GB of RAM (This should have been be 3GB RAM) and 27,00 mAh battery that supports fast charging too.

At 7.9mm thickness5X is thicker than 6P, however, it is much lighter at 136 grams due to its poly-carbonate body. The phone comes in 16GBand 32GB variants only

While all other specifications are notch lower on 5X, the camera remains the same as in case of 6P!

Price: 16Gb for $379, 32GB for $429 (In India prices start from Rs. 31,999 for 16GB)

Availability: While pre-orders in US have already started, it is expected that Google will extend it other markets like India in coming weeks

The New Chromecast

New Chromecast

Chromecast has revamped its shape and form in it’s second avatar. It is no more a USB stick like device. It now has a circular body and comes in bright colors. Google has said that the new Chromecast will offer higher resolution content and much faster streaming rates. So, you can see your videos much clearer and without much of buffering. It casts 1080P full HD videos by default, if available.

Not only that, the new Chromecast connects much faster to the TV through its fast play feature. The device is improved in all other aspects as well such as improved content discovery, universal search for apps and boasts of better Wi-Fi strength

We cannot wait to get our hands on the new Chromecast

Price: $35 in the US

Availability: There is no mention of when it will be available in India or other countries than in US

Chromecast Audio

Chromecast Audio

Chromecast Audio essentially makes any normal audio speakers wireless on to which you can cast audio from any mobile device. Just connect Chromecast Audio, and cast your music onto the speakers.

Chromecast Audio works with iPhone, iPad and Android devices, plus Chromebook, Mac, and Windows laptops.

Price: $35 in the US

Availability: There is no mention of when it will be available in India or other countries than in US

Pixel C

Pixel C

A completely new product, Pixel C is Google’s first Tablet-cum-laptop offering. The Pixel C does have some great specifications as well. The device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS and has a 10.2-inch display with 2560x1800p resolution and 500 nits brightness.

Under the hood it has a quad-core Tegra X1 processor with 3GB RAM. As far as the storage goes, it comes in 32GB and 64GB variants. Surprisingly, the keyboard does not come with the tablet, and needs to be purchased separately.

In our view given the cost, Pixel C is not something that many buyers would really buy.

Price: $499 for 32GB, $599 for 64G. $149 for keyboard

Availability: No Official launch date announced as yet, and is expected to be available this Holiday season

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