Google Announces The New Nexus 5X
Earlier today, the new Google Nexus 6P shared the stage with its smaller sibling the new LG-made Google Nexus 5X.
With the exception of the all-metal design, screen and battery capacity, most of the features found on the Nexus 6P were carried over to the Nexus 5X. This includes the Nexus Imprint, 12.3-megapixel rear camera with bigger pixel and laser-detect autofocus system, and USB Type C port that offers the convenience of the reversible design and faster charging time.
The Nexus 5X is intended to be the more affordable option between the two new smartphones that Google announced. As such, some of its features like its screen, the engine under the hood, as well as the battery pack were toned down compared to its beefier counterpart.
In addition to having a smaller display compared to the Nexus 6P, the Google Nexus 5X’s 5.2-inch display will only have a modest 1080p resolution. As for the battery and internal hardware configuration, it will run on a six-core processor from Qualcomm with 2GB of RAM which will then be powered by a 2,700mAh battery pack.
Like the Nexus 6P, the new Google Nexus 5X is now available for pre-order on Google Store. It will be available in 16GB and 32GB and are priced at $379 and $429 respectively.
US consumers will also enjoy all of the freebies that were mentioned on the Nexus 6P. This include an additional one year warranty called the Nexus Protect, free 90-day access to Google Music, and $50 app credit on Google Play Store.
Google Nexus 5X specs:
5.2-inch Full-HD LCD screen, 1920 x 1080 @ 424ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor
Adreno 418 GPU
16GB / 32GB On-board Storage
12.3-megapixel rear camera with LED flash
4K video recording
5-megapixel front camera
Single SIM (Nano)
GPS w/ A-GPS, GLONASS
Dual Front-facing speakers
MicroUSB Type-C port
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Dimension: 147.0 x 72.6 x 7.9 mm