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2nd video proves Huawei Nexus 6P easily bends

YouTube channel JerryRigEverything revealed in an earlier video that the Huawei Nexus 6P’s Gorilla Glass 4-protected screen could be easily scratched. The host also revealed that your baby sister could easily bend the device. Critics, however, were quick to point out that scratching the screen would make it easier to bend the phablet. Some even said that the bend test was rigged. In response to the criticism, Jerry posted a new video on a brand new unit of the Nexus 6P, which showed exactly the same thing.

Bend with ease

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In this new video, Jerry performs a bend test on a brand new Huawei Nexus 6P, which he takes out of the box. According to the YouTuber, the phablet has “three fatal structural flaws” in its design. The first can be found on the bottom of the device where an aluminium mid-frame is supposed to make the Nexus 6P harder to bend. How is it flawed? Only a thin film of glass and plastic dovetail joints hold the frame in place.

The second flaw is the thin sidewalls used on the rear aluminum back.

The third flaw is in the area near the power button. Inside the device, this is where the ends of battery and motherboard can be found. It also makes the area a perfect place to make a bend.

So what’s the major difference between this video and the first video? In the first video, the glass was scratched. In this second video, the screen was left alone. Despite not scratching the glass, it still took little effort to bend the Nexus 6P.

Here’s the video:

Aside from proving that you don’t need to scratch the screen of Huawei Nexus 6P to easily bend it and that Jerry did not perform a bend test on the device in his first video, it also proves that Jerry did not rig the test just to grab attention from viewers.

Although the test has proven that there are flaws in the Nexus 6P’s structure, it is still a good device. Just make sure you don’t drop it, scratch it, or bend it in half. So putting it in your back pocket is out of the question.

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LG Nexus 5X to leave the warehouse on October 22

Late last month, Google lifted the lid on the LG Nexus 5X smartphone alongside the Huawei Nexus 6P phablet. Although the two were available for pre-order soon after, the search giant failed to mention when the devices would start leaving the warehouse. If you pre-ordered the Nexus 5X, we’ve got good news for you. We now know when the device starts to ship.

22nd of October

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The Google Store reveals that the LG Nexus 5X will leave the warehouse on the 22nd of October. So, if you pre-ordered the device, you could get your hands on the new Nexus device sometime next week.

To recap, the LG Nexus 5X sports a 5.2-inch screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. This works out to a pixel density of 424 ppi. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 64-bit hexa-core processor (four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.44 GHz, two Cortex-A57 cores clocked at 1.82 GHz, and an Adreno 418 GPU to handle graphics), coupled with 2 GB of RAM. It is available in two storage options – 16 GB and 32 GB. Sadly, there is no microSD card support. Its camera combo consists of a 12.3-megapixel rear-facing camera with laser autofocus and dual-LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera that will take care of selfies and video chat. To keep the lights on, the smartphone comes with a non-removable 2,700 mAh battery. It comes with a Type C USB connector, which means you never have to worry about plugging in the cable the wrong way ever again. On the back of the device is a fingerprint sensor. Like every new Nexus device, the 5X runs the latest version of Android – Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). It measures 147 x 72.6 x 7.9 mm. Colour options include white and blue.

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Nexus 6P officially unveiled

Google recently hosted it annual media event where it launches the latest version of Android, in this case Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). Traditionally, the latest version of Android is featured on a new Nexus device. For the first time, Google introduced two new Nexus devices. One of which is the Huawei-made Nexus 6P.

Nexus 6P officially announced

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Design

The Nexus 6P offers a premium look and feel, since it is clad in aircraft-grade aluminium. It is a mere 7.3 mm-thin (159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3 mm), which isn’t bad at all, considering the device comes with a massive 3,450 mAh battery. Sadly, this battery is non-removable. The device also does not support wireless charging.

Colour options include white, aluminium, and graphite. A rose gold version is also available, but you’d have to fly all the way to Japan just to get your hands on one. It weighs in at 178 g.

Other features include a reversible Micro USB Type-C connector found on the bottom of the device, an RGB light the lights up when important notifications are received, and front-facing stereo speakers.

Also found on the back of the device is a fingerprint scanner. A number of high-end devices come with fingerprint readers, but this scanner no longer requires you to unlock the screen and then unlock the device. To unlock the phablet, all you have to do is tap the fingerprint scanner once.

5.7-inch Quad HD screen

The Nexus 6P rocks a 5.5-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD). This works out to a pixel density of 518 ppi. To prevent scratches and cracks, the screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 4. 5.7 inches may be too big, but the device is the same size as Apple iPhone 6S Plus, but offers a larger screen.

Processor and internal storage

The Nexus 6P packs Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core processor with cores clocked up to 2 GHz. True, the CPU was subject to a scandal, since it has a tendency to overheat, but the hardware version used is version 2.1, which is said to offer better heat management. The Adreno 430 GPU is on board to handle graphics.

The Nexus 6P will be available in 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB storage options. The phablet doesn’t come with microSD support.

Camera

The Nexus 6P sports a 12.3-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture and IR lasers assist with focusing. The Sony sensor comes with large 1.55-micron pixels, which is larger compared to the 1.12 – 1.22-micron pixels used on most smartphone cameras. This makes the camera ideal for snapping high-equality photos in even the poorest light conditions. It also comes with dual LED flash. The only downside is that it does not comes with OIS, which is strange since its predecessor the Motorola-made Nexus 6 comes with the feature.

As for its front-facing camera, the Nexus 6P comes with a massive 8-megapixel snapper with 1.4-micron pixels and an f/2.4 aperture. Normally, high-end devices only come with 5-megapixel front-facing cameras.

The Nexus 6P can also record 4K videos at 30 fps. Slow motion videos can be recorded at 240 fps, which is 8 times slower than real life.

Price and release date

The Nexus 6P has been put up for pre-order on Google Play. The 32 GB version will cost £449, the 64 GB version £499, and the 128 GB will set you back £579. The device will ship later this October, but when exactly this months remains a mystery.

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LG Nexus 5X makes its official debut

The Nexus 5X smartphone has been the subject of a number of leaks as of late. Now the device is now official, as Google has recently lifted the curtain on its much awaited smartphone.

Nexus 5X now official

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Official specs

The Nexus 5X sports a 5.2-inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (Full HD). Its camera combo consists of a 12.3-megapixel rear-facing camera with 1.55 micron pixels, f/2.0 aperture and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture, which is ideal for taking selfies and video chat. Storage options include a 16 GB and 32 GB version. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 64-bit hexa-core processor clocked as much as 2 GHz with an Adreno 418 GPU, coupled with 2 GB of LPDDR3 RAM.  To keep the lights on, the smartphone features a 2,700 mAh battery. It runs Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box.

The Nexus 5X also features front-facing speakers, a fingerprint scanner found on the back of the device, and a USB Type C port.

What we didn’t get

What the Nexus 5X doesn’t come with is a microSD card slot (so you better keep track of what you install in the device to prevent running out of storage space), wireless charging support, and OIS (optical image stabilisation).

Nexus Imprint

This is the first time a native fingerprint API that has been included in Android, which has been dubbed “Nexus Imprint.” Nexus Imprint no longer requires you to unlock the screen and then unlock the phone itself, unlike most of the fingerprint solutions out there such as Apple’s and Samsung’s. Nexus Imprint will bypass the process of unlocking the screen and directly unlocks the device. This is done by simply tapping on the fingerprint scanner once.

This fingerprint scanning solution is much faster than what is available on existing devices. It only takes 1/600 milliseconds for the reader to scan users’ fingerprints. Nexus Imprint also works with Android Pay.

Price and release date

The unlocked Nexus 5X is available for pre-order on Google Play. The 16 GB storage option costs £339, while the 32 GB storage option costs £379.

Interested parties in the US, UK, Ireland and Japan can now pre-order the Nexus 5X from Google Play, but it is yet to be determined when Google will launch the device. According to Google, the smartphone will launch this month, but failed to mention when exactly.

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Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P monikers confirmed by leaked packaging?

We’ve learned that Google will be lifting the lid on the LG-made Nexus 5X smartphone and the Huawei-made Nexus 6P phablet on the 29th of September (less than a week away), but haven’t really come across proof showing the devices’ real names, until now. If the devices’ leaked packaging is to be believed, it would seem that “Nexus 5X” and “Nexus 6P” will be their final monikers.

Boxes dub thee “Nexus 5X” and “Nexus 6P”

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A reliable source sent the images of the boxes to Android Police. Two boxes are shown (see above). One shows the “5X” name, while the other shows “6P.” Apart from confirming the Nexus devices’ names, the boxes also confirm that the two will be available in 32 GB versions. Past rumours have revealed that the Nexus 5X will be available in 16 GB and 32 GB versions, while the Nexus 6P will be available in 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB versions.

Previously leaked specs

Previous rumours reveal that the LG Nexus 5X will sport a 5.2-inch screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (Full HD). Its camera combo is said to consist of a 13-megapixel rear-facing with OIS (optical image stabilisation) and a 5-megapixel selfie-centric front-facing camera combo. Under the hood is said to be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 64-bit hexa-core processor with four ARM Cortex-A53, two ARM Cortex-A57 cores, and an Adreno 418 GPU, coupled with 2 GB of RAM. It is said to come with a 2,700 mAh battery. It is said to support Cat. 6 4G LTE connectivity. A fingerprint scanner is said to be found on the back of the device.

As for the Huawei Nexus 6P, it is said to sport a 5.7-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD). Its camera combo is said to consist of a 12-megapixel rear-facing and an 8-megapixel selfie-centric front-facing camera. Under the hood is said to be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core processor with four cores clocked at 2 GHz, four cores clocked at 1.5 GHz, and an Adreno 430 GPU, coupled with 3 GB of RAM. We’re hoping Huawei has resolved the Snapdragon 810’s overheating issues. To keep the lights on, the phablet is said to come with a 3,500 mAh battery. A fingerprint scanner is said to be found on the back of the device.

The two are expected to run Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), which is the latest version of Android.

Google has announced that it will be holding a media event on the 29th of September. The two are expected to be officially announced at the event. Pre-orders via Google Play are expected to kick off on the 13th of October.

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