At Google’s Android event today, the software giant launched the latest version of its popular mobile platform: Android 6.0, aka Marshmallow. The company also introduced the first smartphone that will run on the new mobile OS which they dubbed the Nexus 5X.
The LG-made Nexus 5X, as expected, came with a 5-inch 1080p display with a PPI score of 424. The screen is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection against scratches and drops.
Humming inside the LG Nexus 5X is a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 chipset by Qualcomm alongside 2GB of RAM and an Adreno 418 GPU. The smartphone comes in two storage options — 16GB and 64GB — and both lack microSD slots for memory expansion.
For taking photos, the Nexus 5X is equipped by a 12.3MP sensor and f/2.0 aperture. On the front side, the smartphone is adorned with a 5-megapixel secondary camera for selfie purposes. The camera doesn’t come with optical image stabilization as hyped by the rumors but is capable of recording videos in 4K resolution.
The device comes with a fingerprint scanner and USB type-C port and measures 147 x 72.6 x 7.9 mm while tipping the scale at 136 grams. There’s LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2 and dual band Wi-Fi to boost the connectivity prowess of the mobile phone.
LG Nexus 5X is available for purchase starting from today (September 29). If you live in South Korea, Japan, Ireland, UK or the USA, you can pre order the 16GB model of the Android flagship from the Google Play Store at $379.99.