Google's new Nexus phones are expected to arrive at the end of the month, and Droid Life now believes it knows the names of them: the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P. The 5X name has been floating around for a few weeks now, while the 6P name is new; in both cases, Droid Life reports that they should be final.
Both phones should have fingerprint scanners and camera bumps
It's not entirely evident why Google would choose to put an X at the end of one and a P at the end of the other — rather than using a consistent naming scheme, like 5X and 6X, for instance — but there's some sense to it. Huawei, which is building the 6-inch phone, has been using the letter P to name its flagships for a while now. It also avoids the confusion between 6X and 6S, which sound pretty similar.
Read next: The Nexus 6P review and Nexus 5X review.
Both phones are expected to be announced alongside a new Chromecast at an event on September 29th. While they're obviously continuations of Google's Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 lines, the phones appear to be sequels in name only. Leaked photos have shown two devices that look very different both from their predecessors and one another. LG continues to make the Nexus 5, the new version of which has a fingerprint sensor on the back just beneath a protruding camera. The Nexus 6, previously in the hands of Motorola, is transforming into something much blockier under Huawei, with a large camera strip sticking out of the phone's back.