Posted September 20, 2018 07:02:20 Google’s Nexus 9 smartphone is one of the best selling smartphones in the world, but the company doesn’t plan to release a new model.
Instead, it is looking to create a new smartphone line called the Nexus 10, a device that will compete with the more popular Apple iPhone 9s and 9s Plus, which will be released later this year.
In the meantime, Google has been working on a new version of its Nexus 9 handset, dubbed the Nexus 9X.
In a statement provided to Android Central, Google’s VP of Android for the Americas Eric Walker told Android Central that the new device will be priced $249, with a 5.7-inch 1080p display, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 16GB of internal storage, a 1.7GHz quad-band LTE modem, a fingerprint sensor, and a 1,500mAh battery.
Google also said the device will have a “smoother and more responsive” display than the Nexus 7, which had a slightly more curved display.
Google’s Nexus X smartphones are already available, but there is still no firm release date for the new Nexus 9.
If Google is able to convince consumers to purchase the new phone, it would likely be at the end of September, when the company will host its Google I/O conference in San Francisco.
In an interview with CNBC, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that the company would be making a major announcement regarding the next generation of the Nexus line when it comes to its flagship devices at Google I./O.
In addition to announcing the new smartphone, Google is also expected to announce the Google Home smart speaker at I/o.
Pichais said that he will unveil the device in San Jose next week, but it’s unclear when the speaker will go on sale.
Google is rumored to be working on several products for its Google Home product line, including the new Google Home Mini and Google Home Lite, as well as other products like the Google Assistant and Google Pixel phones.