Google has announced and sent out invites for a September 29 event in San Francisco. It has not revealed much information regarding what the event will be about, except for the teaser line, “tasty new treats and much s’more“. But, if rumours are to be believed, Google may unveil the upcoming Nexus smartphones, public availability of Android Marshmallow, and the new Chromecast.
Two new Nexus smartphones are expected to be launched this time, made individually by LG and Huawei. Latest word suggests that the phones may be named LG Nexus 5X and Huawei Nexus 6P. There have also been a number of rumours regarding the device specifications. The LG Nexus 5X is expected to come with a 5.2-inch Full HD display, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 SoC and 3GB of RAM. The phone is also tipped to come with a 12.3MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera, along with a 2700mAh battery pack. It might be priced at $399 (approx. Rs. 26,300) and $449 (approx. Rs. 29,600) for 16GB and 32GB models respectively. The Huawei Nexus 6P is expected to come with a larger, 5.7-inch Quad HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC and 3GB of RAM. It is also expected to come with a 13MP rear camera, 8MP front camera and 64GB of internal storage. Both the Nexus smartphones are expected to feature USB Type-C ports, and fingerprint sensors. Android Marshmallow v6.0 is expected to come pre-loaded on them.
Google is also expected to announce the Chromecast 2 in the event. It is expected to have better WiFi support to enable faster connectivity. Other new features expected on it are social media and image feeds. The company might also unveil Chromecast Audio, which will allow Chromecast to connect with speakers via an auxiliary cord. Apart from under-the-hood changes, the new Chromecast is also expected to feature updates in its design.