Android purist would look forward to tonight’s event as Google will be announcing the new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. The Nexus 6P is a 5.7″ phablet made by Huawei while the smaller Nexus 5X is an upgrade of the former Nexus 5 that’s made by LG.
Ahead of the official event, the spec sheet of the Nexus 5X has been revealed and it is definitely a mid-ranger compared to its bigger Nexus 6P sibling. Head after the break for the full list.
For starters, the front gets a 5.2″ display that pushes a Full HD resolution with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. That’s slightly bigger than the Nexus 5 and the size should be perfect for single handed use. Powering the Nexus 5X is a 2.0GHz Hexa-Core Snapdragon 808 processor which is pretty decent but it is mated to only 2GB LPDDR3 RAM. For storage, it comes only in 16GB or 32GB storage options without expandable microSD.
In the imaging department, the main camera is a 12.3MP f/2.0 shooter with a larger 1.55 μM pixel size and it comes assisted with IR laser auto focus and dual LED flash. For the front, it gets a 5MP f/2.2 camera with a standard 1.4 μM pixel size. Interestingly, the cameras are similar to what was rumoured for the Nexus 6P.
As supported natively with the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the Nexus 5X also comes with a rear mounted fingerprint scanner and it uses the future proof USB Type C connector port. There’s no mention of the battery size but the feature list promises all day battery life. We can only hope that LG can do better this time round as the previous Nexus 5 battery comes with just 2,300mAh capacity.
With Android M, users can expect improved battery life as demonstrated on the Nexus 5. With such specs, this should be geared towards value conscious customers compared to its top end Nexus 6P. According to Android Police, the Nexus 5X is priced from US$379.99 for the 16GB version, which is about RM1,687 with the current US$1=RM4.44 exchange rate. Meanwhile the Nexus 6P with 32GB storage could carry a US$499.99 (about RM2,215) price tag. What do you guys think?
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