As expected, Google has unveiled the much anticipated new generation Nexus smartphones, which have been making headlines for quite some time now. The LG made Nexus 5X and Huawei made Nexus 6P have been unveiled at Google's ongoing event in San Francisco.
Key specifications and features:
Starting with the Nexus 5X, as its name suggests, this essentially is an updated, more powerful version of the LG Nexus 5, which was launched in 2013. To recap, LG has so far launched two Nexus smartphones - the Nexus 4, and the Nexus 5 - and the Nexus 5X is the third to join the family.
In terms of features, the Nexus 5X has a 5.2-inch Full HD (1080p) display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection, and is powered by a Snapdragon 808 chipset with 64-bit architecture, coupled with 3GB of RAM. The phone supports a 12-megapixel rear camera with 1.55 micro pixels.
The phone houses a USB Type-C connectivity option, and a fingerprint scanner, which are in line with the rumors. The phone runs the latest version of Android, the 6.0 version Marshmallow.
Well, the most important upgrade on the new Nexus 5X is the fingerprint scanner on the back. The company calls it as the Nexus Imprint and is joining in the list of key smartphone makers like Samsung, Apple and others in recognizing the utility of fingerprint authentication for security and making payments using Android Play.
The LG Nexus 5X will be available for $379 (16GB variant) and $429 (for 32GB variant). The smartphone goes up for pre-orders tonight in the US, UK Japan, and Ireland. The company will start shipping the phone in October.
Google has also announced a new program called Nexus Protect to insure the phone against accidents just for $69 extra, which seem similar to the Apple's Care.