The New Nexus Line

The New Nexus Line

 

 

 Android: Be together. Not the same. The new Nexus line

 

 

 

n6 Nexus 6 specs

SCREEN

5.96-inch AMOLED, 1440×2560 (493 ppi)
Corning Gorilla Glass 3

SIZE

82.98mm x 159.26mm x 10.06mm

WEIGHT

6.49 ounces (184 grams)

CAMERA

Rear camera:
13 MP IMX 214 Image Sensor
f / 2.0 aperture
Optical Image Stabilization
Ring flash with dual LEDs
4K UHD video capture
2160p (4K) UHD, 1080p HD and 720p HD video capture modes (30fps)
4X digital zoom
HDR+
Panorama, PhotoSphere and Lens Blur​

Front camera:
2MP

AUDIO

Stereo front facing speakers; 3.5mm headphone jack with 4 button headset compatibility

MEMORY

32GB, 64GB

CPU

2.7GHZ Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 805 – Quad Core (APQ 8084-AB)

GPU

Adreno 420

RAM

3GB RAM

WIRELESS

Broadcom 802.11ac 2×2 (MIMO)

NETWORK

Americas SKU: (XT1103)
GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA: Band Class: 0/1/10
WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/8
LTE: Bands: 2/3/4/5/7/12/13/17/25/26/29/41
CA DL: Bands: B2-B13, B2-B17, B2-29, B4-B5, B4-B13, B4-B17, B4-B29

Rest of World SKU: (XT1100)
GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA: not supported
WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/6/8/9/19
LTE: Bands: 1/3/5/7/8/9/19/20/28/41
CA DL: B3-B5, B3-B8

POWER

3220 mAh Talk time: up to 24 hours
Standby time up to 300 hours
Internet use time up to 8.5 hrs Wi-Fi, 7 hrs LTE
Qi wireless charging built-in
Turbo charger gives up to 6 hours of power in 1 minutes

SENSORS

Accelerometer, Gyro, Magnetometer, Prox, Ambient Light Sensor, Haptics, Hall effect, Barometer

PORTS AND CONNECTORS

Micro USB
Single nano SIM
Power and Volume key on Right Hand Side of the device
3.5mm audio jack

OTHER

Water resistant

OS

Android 5.0 Lollipop

COLORS

Midnight Blue, Cloud White

 

nexus 9

Nexus 9 specs

SCREEN

8.9″ IPS LCD TFT, 4:3 aspect ratio, QXGA (2048×1536)

SIZE

153.68 mm x 228.25 mm x 7.95 mm

WEIGHT

WiFi: 14.99 ounces (425g)
LTE: 15.38 ounces (436g)

CAMERA

Rear Camera: 8MP, f/2.4, 29.2mm focal length (35mm equiv), Auto-focus, LED flash
Front Camera: 1.6MP, f/2.4, 26.1mm focal length (35mm equiv), Fixed-focus, no flash

AUDIO

Front-facing stereo speakers, complete with HTC’s BoomSound™ technology

MEMORY

16, 32 GB eMMC 4.51 storage (actual formatted capacity will be less)

CPU

NVIDIA Tegra K1 – 64 bit; Dual Denver CPUs @ 2.3 GHz

GPU

Kepler 192-core GPU

RAM

2GB LPDDR3

WIRELESS

Broadcom 802.11ac 2×2 (MIMO)

NETWORK

Quad-band GSM, CDMA, Penta-band HSPA, 4G LTE

POWER

6700 mAh
Wifi Browsing: Up to 9.5 hours
LTE Browsing: Up to 8.5 hours
Video Playback: Up to 9.5 hours
Wifi Standby: Up to 30 days
LTE Standby: Up to 30 days

SENSORS

GNSS support for GPS, GLONASS, and Beidou
Bosch gyroscope and accelerometer
AKM magnetometer & hall effect sensor
Capella ambient light sensor

PORTS AND CONNECTORS

Single micro-USB 2.0 for USB data/charging
3.5mm audio jack
Dual front-facing speakers
Dual microphones, top/bottom

OS

Android 5.0 Lollipop

 

That 4.3 screen ratio seems to be an issue with some folk, it’s certainly a different step agreed by HTC and Google. You’ve got the famous Boom Sound, a choice of colours and storage sizes (again no SDCard slot.) The tablet is fairly lightweight and with a great screen resolution and DPI. NVIDIA Tegra K1 – 64 bit;  & Dual Denver CPUs make the Nexus 9 a benchmark beast. What this equates to in real world usage will been seen over the coming months. Promoted as the device to use at work or just for playing with, the brushed steel finish screams of high quality in the looks department. 

 

nexus player

 

Nexus Player specs

1.8GHz Quad Core, Intel® Atom™
802.11ac 2×2 (MIMO)
HDMI out

In-box

Nexus Player
Remote with voice search
Power adapter
2 AAA batteries
Quick-start guide
Warranty, Safety and Regulatory booklet

Requirements

TV with HDMI input & HDMI cable
Internet connectivity (Wi-Fi only)

 

No ethernet port or HDMI out the Nexus Player will launch for around £100. You’ll be able to cast directly to the box from your phone because it has Google Cast built in. The Player won’t replace your Chromecast just yet when you think of how portable it is. A game controller will be available at launch for around £40. All those games you bought on Play Store sales can now be played on the big screen. I wonder how well the box handles up-scaling and input lag, these things can only be known when we get to review the product.

 

Pre-orders start 17th October with expected delivery likely 2 weeks later. We’d love to hear from our readers on which device they fancy most. Have you been impressed with the announcement? Which device in particular? Hit us up on our social streams or via the comments section below.

Chief Editor of DroidHorizon. I own a few different devices at the minute and enjoy writing reviews and sharing what I think is cool. You can often find me playing Playstation 4 or sprawled across the couch with headphones on (maybe with a nice beer or dark rum in-hand)

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