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LG unveils “best yet” Google Nexus 5X smartphone

Michael Garwood
September 29, 2015

Manufacturer joins Huawei in announcing its third addition to the Nexus family in partnership with Google

LG and Google have tonight unveiled their third collaborative built smartphone, the new Nexus 5X.

It is the second Nexus smartphone launched today, following Huawei’s earlier announcement of the Nexus 6P.

Like the 6P, also built in collaboration with Google, the Nexus 5X will run on Android’s latest operating system, 6.0 Marshmallow and is available for pre order via the Google Store from today.

LG said the device will be released in the UK from October 19. EE and O2 have again confirmed they will be stocking the device, with pre-orders starting from October 9. Details on pricing will be announced in the “weeks to come,” said LG. It will be available across close to 40 countries in total.

“We are excited to be able to work with Google again on developing Nexus 5X, our best Nexus yet,” said Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications. “This time, we wanted to deliver the best hardware for Google’s most advanced software and we’re very proud of what we’ve accomplished together.”


Features on the Nexus 5X include a 5.2-inch 423ppi Full HD IPS display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Processor,12.3MP rear camera ( five megapixel front camera) and is capable of capturing 4K and slow-motion videos, which LG claims makes it the most advanced multimedia Nexus device to date. Huawei made the same claim with the 6P.

The Nexus 5X also includes a fast Type-C USB port, providing up to four hours battery charge in just 10 minutes and finger print sensor, ‘Nexus Imprint’, on the rear for increased security and making payments through Android Pay (US only).

Full Specifications:

—   Chipset: 1.8 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon„¢ 808

—   Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow

—   Display: 5.2-inch Full HD IPS (1920 x 1080 / 423ppi)

—   Memory: 2GB LPDDR3 RAM / 16 or 32GB eMMC ROM

—   Camera:    Rear)   Up to 12.3MP with F2.0 Aperture

Front)  5MP with F2.0 Aperture

—   Battery: 2,700mAh (embedded)

—   Size: 147 x 72.6 x 7.9mm

—   Weight: 136g

—   Network: LTE-A Cat 6

—   Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 4.2 / NFC / Type-C USB

—   Colours: Carbon / Quartz / Ice

—   Other: 4K Video / Dual Flash / IR Laser Auto-Focus / Fingerprint Sensor

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