Say Hello To Google’s Nexus 5X, Starting at $379

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As anticipated, Google right now introduced a new version of its Nexus 5 Android phone, the successor of what has probably been the preferred of the corporate’s Nexus telephones.

The LG-made Nexus 5X has a 5.2-ich display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor with 2GB or RAM and sports activities a 5.2-inch display with a 1080p decision. That’s a barely bigger screen than the previous Nexus 5, however the decision hasn’t modified. The battery has a capability of 2,seven hundred mAh.

The 5X will value $ 376 for the 16 GB version and $ 429 for the 32 GB version. Pre-orders from the Play Retailer begins in the present day. The phone may also include $ 50 in Play credit.

Google will now additionally gives its personal Apple Care-like program. For $ 59, you possibly can prolong your guarantee and shield your phone from unintentional injury for an additional yr.

The phone will run the newest version of Android (Marshmallow) out of the field and will work on the networks of all U.S. carriers.

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The camera was all the time one of many Nexus 5’s weakest factors. The new Nexus 5 now sports activities a 12.3-megapixel camera within the again (up from 8 megapixels within the previous mannequin) and a 5-megapixel camera within the front. Along with Google’s improved camera app, this hopefully means which you could now truly take good pictures with the new Nexus 5. However given how typically we’ve been dissatisfied by Nexus cameras, we’ll withhold remark till we get our palms on a review unit.

The camera will help sluggish movement movies, too.

As anticipated, the 5X additionally features a fingerprint scanner on the again. Android Marshmallow is the primary version of Android to help fingerprint scanners out of the field, so it all the time appeared very probably for the corporate to supply this feature in its new Nexus telephones.

The Nexus 5X will use the new USB-C connector for charging. USB-C can switch knowledge quicker, however extra importantly, it can carry extra power and, therefore, cost your phone quicker.

Google was concerned in creating this new commonplace and first launched USB-C help in its newest Chromebook Pixel. Apple, too, has jumped on the USB-C bandwagon, although it’s presently solely utilizing it for its small Macbook — not for its telephones.

There are nonetheless some Nexus 5 features Google hasn’t speak about but. We anticipate to listen to extra about them later at the moment.


Source : TechCrunch