Google has announced the Nexus 5X, the successor to the hugely popular Nexus 5. The smartphone is set to feature a 5.2-inch display 1080p LCD Gorilla Glass screen, USB Type-C (with quick charge capabilities), and will be available in three distinct colours — black, white and ice blue.
The phone will launch with the latest version of Google’s operating system preinstalled, Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
According to Google, the Nexus 5X will also come equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 CPU, 2GB of RAM, 12.3 megapixel rear camera that features laser-assisted autofocus, a dual flash, and the ability to shoot 4K video, as well an impressive f/2.2 aperture. The 5X’s front-facing camera comes in at 5 megapixels.
In terms of battery size, Google says the Nexus 5X takes advantage of a 2,700mAh battery and that it’s set to be available in 16GB, at a price point of $499, as well as a 32 GB variant, that costs $559, in Google’s online store. The also phone measures in at 147 x 72.6 x 7.9mm and 136 grams.
The only surprise so far that wasn’t leaked ahead of time is that the Nexus 5X features a back fingerprint scanner, dubbed “Nexus Imprint.” Early speculation indicated that only the Nexus 6P would feature Google’s new fingerprint scanning technology.
Google says that the Nexus 5X as well as the Nexus 6P will be available in Canada, “by the end of October,” and that pre-orders are currently available for the Nexus 6P on Google’s Store. Nexus 5X pre-orders will reportedly be available shortly. The phones will also eventually be available to pre-order at select Canadian carriers, including Rogers, Bell, Telus, Wind and Videotron.
Every Nexus device also reportedly comes with a 90-day subscription to Google Play Music.
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