Enough with the rumors, the LG Nexus 5X is finally official. The phone was just unveiled at Google’s Nexus and Android event.
The phone is built around a 5.2″ IPS LCD display of 1080p resolution, resulting in a pixel density of 424ppi. The screen is covered with a layer of Gorilla Glass 3.
Google launches the Nexus 5X with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. It runs on the Snapdragon 808 chipset with a hexa-core CPU, 2GB of RAM and an Adreno 418 GPU. Internal storage is either 16GB or 32GB with no option to expand it.
At the back, the 5X sports a 12.3MP camera sensor with a f/2.0 aperture and 1.55 micron pixel size. Sadly, it lacks OIS but is nevertheless capable of shooting 2160p video. LG has thrown in its IR laser-assisted autofocus and a broad-spectrum dual flash setup.
Measuring 147 x 72.6 x 7.9m, the Nexus 5X is slightly thinner than its predecessor. Weight is up to 136 grams, from 130 grams for the Nexus 5 (2013). The added weight has come from the addition of a fingerprint sensor and a larger 2700mAh battery (the Nexus 5 touts 2300mAh). At the bottom, there’s a next-gen microUSB Type-C port.
LG Nexus 5X official photos
Connectivity features include Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2×2 MIMO), NFC, Bluetooth 4.2 and GPS/GLONASS. There’s a single front-facing speaker, which is joined by 3 microphones (at the front, top and bottom).
The LG Nexus 5X will be available for pre-order starting September 29. Those in the US, UK, South Korea, Japan and Ireland will be able to pre-order the phone starting at $379.99 for the 16GB variant.