Google for the first time will be offering two variants of its Nexus phone, one of which will come with 5.2-inch display and the other with the larger 5.7-inch display. The small screened varient will most likely be dubbed as Nexus 5X while the other one is named Nexus 6P. Both the Nexus phones will be launched in an event in California next week, on September 29 and we have a fair idea on how the devices might look, thanks to the series of leaks that had surfaced earlier.

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In the meanwhile, LG seems to have jumped the gun and listed Nexus 5X on Amazon India. The listing shows off LG Nexus 5X in three different color options (Quartz White, Ice Blue and Charcoal Black) but with the same 16GB memory option. As per the listing, the Nexus 5X will come with a 5.2-inch FHD display at a pixel density of 423ppi. The Nexus 5X will be powered by the Qualcomm MSM8992 hexa core processor a.k.a Snapdragon 808 and will be paired alongside a 2GB RAM. “Maybe” there is a 32GB version with 3GB RAM. Otherwise it’s quite inexplicable as to why they are pairing a Snapdragon 808 with just 2GB RAM. Also, there is no mention of microSD slot, and not dual SIM either.

On the imaging front, the Nexus 5X will sport a 12.3-Megapixel primary snapper along with a 5-Megapixel secondary sensor. The device seems to be backed up by a 2700mAh battery pack touting to offer 300 hours of standby on 3G networks. If we examine closely, it is not hard to realise the fact that the specification of the listing falls in line with the rumors. Furthermore, the most exciting feature is that the Nexus 5X will come preloaded with Android 6.0 Marshmallow along with the promised updates making it future proof.

Nexus devices have always been having a rather faithful fan following, the Nexus 5 was one of the most successful smartphone in the lineup, the Nexus 6 however failed to win back those loyal customers as it came fitted with a mammoth 5.96-inch display and an equally hefty price tag. Now it seems that Google wants to undo its mistake and instead offer the Nexus in two different sized (and priced) variants, just like how Apple and Sony have been doing with their flagships. The Nexus 5X looks like a mid-range smartphone (albeit sporting a very capable Snapdragon 808), and we expect the Huawei Nexus 6P to be a better specced flagship model.


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Mahit Huilgol is a Mechanical Engineering graduate and is a Technology and Automobile aficionado. He ditched the Corporate boardroom wars in the favor for technology battle ground. Also a foodie by heart and loves both the edible chips and the non-edible silicon chips.