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LG is making another Nexus: meet the Nexus 5X

LG is making another Nexus: meet the Nexus 5X
Richard Lawler
Richard Lawler|@Rjcc|September 29, 2015 12:12 PM

The rumors are true: LG is back to build Google's 5.2-inch Nexus 5X. Leaked repeatedly over the last few weeks, the specs aren't much of a surprise -- or outpacing the also just-announced Nexus 6P -- but it's still packing quite a bit of power, featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 CPU, 2GB of RAM and a 12.3MP rear camera that's capable of shooting 4K video and boasts laser-assisted autofocus and dual flashes. There's a 2,700mAh battery inside, and it's going to be available in both 16GB and 32GB versions with colors including black, white and ice blue. Nexus 5X pricing starts at $379; it will begin shipping in late October and two years of Nexus Protect coverage is available for $69.

Update: Pre-ordering for the Nexus 5X (and all the other new hardware) is live now.

It will ship with the latest version of Android, Marshmallow 6.0 and includes Google's new Sensor Hub chip inside that keeps notifications and fitness stats up-to-date at all times without drawing a ton of power. It also has the new USB Type-C port for fast charging and syncing, while the fingerprint sensor on the back can instantly and securely provide access to the phone with Nexus Imprint.

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While it's not a low-end phone on par with the Moto G, it appears the 5X is targeting a more general user market than the 6P. Storage options of 16GB and 32GB and 2GB or RAM are not a flagship phone in 2015, and Google's Nexus page trumpets the 5X as an "all-around champ." Google claims the Type-C charger can give you four hours' worth of juice with only 10 minutes of charging.

Get all the news from today's Google event right here.

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LG is making another Nexus: meet the Nexus 5X