Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Google Announced Nexus 5X : Snapdragon 808, USB Type-C, And Nexus Imprint Fingerprint Sensor

 
So finally Google has announced their both Nexus device, the one we are going to see below is Nexus 5X. The LG-built Nexus 5X is official, and it's available for pre-order today.


We already knew the specs, thanks to those leaks, but here's what we know. We'll update this as we learn more.

  • SoC: Snapdragon 808 hexa-core CPU with Adreno 418 GPU
  • RAM: 2GB LPDDR3
  • Display: 5.2-inch 1080p LCD, Gorilla Glass 3
  • Storage: 16-32GB
  • Camera: rear 12.3MP with f/2.0 aperture and laser autofocus, front 5MP with f/2.2 aperture
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Measurements: 147x72.6x7.9mm, 136g
  • Ports: USB Type-C with quick charge, nanoSIM slot, 3.5mm hadphone jack

And yes this phone does comes with a 2G RAM which was a big issue when everything got leaked out, but maybe Android 6.0 Marshmallow is less RAM consuming and better RAM management.


You can now double-tap the power button to activate the camera, similar to Samsung's double-tap on the home button on this year's Galaxy devices. Google Now on Tap, Android's battery-saving Doze mode, and all the rest of the exciting new features of Android Marshmallow will figure on the Nexus 5X.

The fingerprint ties into Android 6.0 to unlock your device and log into supported apps. This is also a much more rational spot for the sensor than below the screen, a la OnePlus and Samsung.

Google also said good things about the camera, which is a vast improvement over past Nexus devices with the laser auto-focus and large 1.55μm pixels. It should be able to take pictures in low light that and even said they left out OIS on purpose because the cameras are so good in low light that they don’t need stabilization. We’ll have to put them through tests to see if that was a good decision or not.

Google has priced the Nexus 5X at $379 in the United States, with its larger sibling Nexus 6P starting at $499. Both will be unlocked, without tying you to a contract, and will work across major US networks. All Nexus preorders — which start today — will include a 90-day free trial of Google Play Music and US buyers will also get a $50 Play Store credit. Google is today also introducing a new Nexus Protect warranty program, which costs $69 for the Nexus 5X and provides two years of mechanical breakdown and accidental damage coverage. You'll get an overnight replacement unit sent to you while your original is being repaired, promises Google.
The Nexus 5X is available for preorder today and will start shipping "later in October."