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Report: Google’s new smartphones called Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P

Google’s big September product launch is nearly upon us, and we’ve just heard new details about two upcoming devices.

A new report appears to shed light on the naming strategy for Google’s next round of Nexus smartphones.

According to information obtained by Droid Life, the new handsets will be dubbed Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P.

Those are the monikers tipped to be assigned to the devices purportedly being built by LG and Huawei, ready for launch on September 29.

We previously thought that the handsets would simply be called the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 6.

However, that posed a potential problem, as both of those names are already in use for previous Nexus products.

We should, however, note that other Nexus devices have shared the same name. Take, for instance, the first- and second-generation Nexus 7 tablets.

Nevertheless, it’s probably good for consumers – and tech journalists – to have a little differentiation in product naming.

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Rumours have been flying about these two new phones for a good while now, so it’s exciting that we don’t have much longer to wait.

All should be revealed on Tuesday, September 29, at Google’s press event.

Also tipped to appear at the event are new details about Android 6.0 Marshmallow, a possible Nexus tablet, and a revamped version of the Google Chromecast.

Do you like these tipped names for the new Nexus phones? Let us know in the comments.

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