Launching two flagship devices simultaneously seems to be the trend these days. Both Apple and Samsung have been doing it for some time already, and now Google is in on it too. The company has announced the Nexus 5X as a compact alternative to the Nexus 6P.
The Nexus 5X is for those people who prefer a handset with a smaller footprint. While the Nexus 6P has downsized its display to 5.7 inches (from the Nexus 6’s 5.96-inch display), a phablet that big is still absurd and impractical for certain uses. The 5X, on the other hand, brings back the essence of the Nexus 5 while offering a faster performance. Device manufacturer LG is back on board to manufacture the 5X.
The Nexus 5X features a Snapdragon 808 processor and 2GB of RAM. It seems to have the same 12.3-megapixel main camera that the 6P has, as well as Android Marshmallow, USB Type-C and fingerprint reader. It’s available in white, black and light blue variants.
Google Nexus 5X Specs
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- 5.2-inch IPS LCD (1080×1920 Full HD), ~424ppi
- 1.8GHz 64-bit hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 (MSM8992) processor
- Adreno 418 GPU
- 2GB RAM
- 16/32GB internal storage
- No microSD support
- 12.3-megapixel main camera, with laser autofocus and dual LED flash
- 5-megapixel front camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- 3G HSPA+, 4G LTE
- Bluetooth 4.2
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
- Dimensions: 147 x 72.6 x 7.9mm
- Weight: 136g
- 2700mAh battery
The Nexus 5X starts at $379. It’s headed to several countries in the latter half of October.