We’ve seen lots of rumors about Google’s new Nexus phones in recent months, including alleged image leaks and reports about their specs. All along they’ve been known by the codenames “bullhead” and “angler,” but today a report claims to have the real names that these phone will go by when they’re released.
According to a “reliable source” of Droid-Life’s, the LG Nexus (shown above) will be known as the Nexus 5X, while the Huawei phone (shown below) will be called the Nexus 6P. The name “Nexus 5X” is one that’s popped up before, but “Nexus 6P” is new information.
The source of today’s leak also claimed to know what the two phones look like, and they say that the images included in today's post are accurate.
The “Nexus 5” and “Nexus 6” portions of these device names make sense because they relate to the screen sizes of the two phones, which are said to be 5.2 and 5.7 inches, respectively. Exactly what the “X” and “P” are supposed to mean are a mystery, but Google had to find some way to name its devices without moving to Nexus 7 (a name that’s already in use by Nexus tablets). Perhaps we’ll get an explanation for their names on September 29, when both phones are expected to be announced.