Google Nexus 5X With Marshmallow, Fingerprint Sensor Goes Official

Google Nexus 5X by LG

Google has officially announced Nexus 5X made by LG as expected today in an event organized by the firm. It comes in two storage variants, 16GB version and 32GB version, priced at $379 and $429 respectively. The smartphone will be available for pre-orders starting today in U.K, U.S, Japan and Ireland via Google Play store and will roll out globally later in October.

Google Nexus device are known for their pure undiluted bloat-free Android operating system and stock interface, making them an ideal for purist. Also, they usually comes first when a new Android OS version is released, receiving the update directly from Google unlike others that solely depends on phone manufacturers. Specwise, the Nexus 5X features a 5.2-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen display with full-HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It is powered by a 64-bit hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 (4-core 1.44GHz + 2-core 1.8GHz) processor, slammed with 2GB of RAM and Adreno 418 GPU.

The most notable feature of the device is Android 6.0 Marshmallow it runs out-of-the-box which was introduced few weeks ago, making it the first device to possess this new Android operating system. The Nexus 5X also has a fingerprint sensor at the back below the camera for smart security and mobile payment (Android Pay ready). Disappointedly, it doesn't support external storage.

Sitting at the back is a 12.3-megapixel camera with Laser Auto Focus, f/2.0 aperture and dual-tone LED flash, while a 5-megapixel selfie camera is equipped at the front. On the connectivity front,the Nexus 5X support Bluetooth 4.1, Wifi 802.11ac, 4G LTE, 3G, GPRS/EDGE, GPS, NFC and most important of all which is USB Type-C. It is backed by a 2,700mAh battery.

The smartphone comes in multiple color options which includes Carbon Black, Quartz White and Ice Blue.

Google Nexus 5X Key Specifications

  • 5.2-inch 1080p display
  • Hexa-core processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB/32GB built-in storage (non-expandable)
  • 12.3-megapixel rear camera, dual-tone LED flash
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Single SIM (nano)
  • 2,700mAh battery
  • Dimensions: 146.9 x 72.5 x 9.7 mm
  • Weight: 136 grams
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