Joining the Nexus 6p is the similarly well leaked Nexus 5X. While we had already seen basically all the specs on the 5X, it was still interesting to see how Google positioned it in comparison to the clear cut flagship Nexus 6P. They were quick to point out that the Nexus 5 was the most popular Nexus in the history of the program and that the Nexus 5x is essentially an evolution of that product.
Right out of the gate they also noted that it incorporated many of the same high-end features that are found in the Nexus 6P, such as the fingerprint unlocking for Android Pay, the same large pixel 12.3 MP camera and USB Type-C port with fast charging.
As leaked the screen on the Nexus 5X is a 1080p AMOLED, a step down from the Nexus 6P, but probably an acceptable one on a 5.2-inch screen.
The processor is a Snapdragon 808 with Adreno 418 GPU. Storage is either 16 or 32GB and unfortunately as rumored the RAM is just 2GB. We’ll have to wait to have them in hand to see if Marshmallow makes that palatable.
The Nexus 5X has always listening built-in to take advantage of the awesome new Now on Tap features in Marshmallow.
The Nexus 5X will be available in the Google Store today with prices starting at $379 and will start shipping later in October. Google is throwing in some extras with the new Nexus devices including 90 days of Play Music, $50 in Google Play credit and an optional $69 Nexus Protect plan that will extend the normal 1-year warranty to 2 years and includes accidental damage protection.