[Smartphone] LG Nexus 5X announced by Google

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Google today announced their latest Nexus model in partnership with LG, the Nexus 5X. Continuing on the success of Nexus 5, which was also developed by LG, Google has launched its successor smartphone. Another Nexus device, the Nexus 6P, developed by the Chinese OEM Huawei has also been announced. This is in line with Apple devices, wherein two variants of iPhones are launched at a time.

LG Nexus 5X

The device runs on 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz, and possesses 2 GB RAM. It also comes with Adreno 418 GPU.

It runs on Android Marshmallow. Now this is the beauty and USP of Nexus devices, you get stock Android with the latest version installed.

On paper, the 12.3 MP f/2.0 rear camera is better than that of Apple iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, which boast of a f/2.2 aperture shooter with 12 MP sensor. It is accompanied with laser auto-focus and dual LED flash. The front camera is a 5 MP shooter, and is capable of clicking wide-angle selfies.

The smartphone sports a 5.2-inch full HD display, which is larger than that of its predecessor (4.95-inch). The display is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

Two variants will be available - one with 16 GB internal storage, and the other with 32 GB internal storage. The battery capacity is 2,700 mAh.

Behind the rear camera is placed a fingerprint sensor, to provide one-touch access to the device and various apps. It is named the Nexus Imprint.

The device is available in Carbon, Quartz and Ice color combinations. It is priced at $379 for 16 GB variant, and $429 for 32 GB variant. It can be pre-ordered beginning today in US, UK, Japan and Ireland. Shipping begins by the end of next month.

LG Nexus 5X specifications

Operating System: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)

Processor: 1.8 GHz hexa-core

Memory: 2 GB RAM

Storage: 16/32 GB internal

Display: 5.2 inch full HD

Resolution (pixels): 1920x1080

Primary camera: 12.3 megapixel

Secondary camera: 5 megapixel

Battery: 2,700 mAh

Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 72.6x147.0x7.9 mm

Weight: 136 g

Price: $379 (for 16 GB variant), $429 (for 32 GB variant)


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