LG and Google have teamed up again and the big reveal of their latest effort has taken place: step forward the Nexus 5X. It’s a device notable for many things, not least the inclusion of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the latest mobile OS from team Google.
As for the build itself, we have here a 5.2”, 423ppi full HD display with advanced In-Cell Touch technology – faster recognition, better outdoor visibility and crisper images, according to LG. It’s powered by a 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor and its Type-C USB port means a ten-minute charge delivers four hours of battery life. It provides users with a 12.3MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing one, and we’re told the sensors absorb more light than any previous Nexus device to create brighter photos with great detail.
As for security, the Nexus 5X comes with Nexus Imprint, a fingerprint sensor for unlocking the phone and using Android Pay (at least if you’re in the States, for the moment).
Is it an iPhone-beater? Who knows? That phone is so popular, very little seems to make a serious dent on Apple and Samsung’s hold on the market these days – but it certainly sounds promising.