Google's Nexus 5X smartphone is now on sale in the UK. Here we reveal everything you need to know about the new Google phone, including the Nexus 5X UK release date, UK price, new features and specifications. Plus: Nexus 5X in pictures. Also see: New Nexus 6P.
New Nexus 5X UK release date: When is the Nexus 5X coming out?
The Nexus 5X is available to buy now from Google's store. It will begin shipping no later than 22 October.
Carephone Warehouse has also confirmed it is now accepting pre-orders for the 16GB and 32GB Nexus 5, with plans starting from £26.99 per month. You can also get it from Mobiles.co.uk starting at £20.19 per month on O2.
New Nexus 5X price: How much does the Nexus 5X cost?
The Nexus 5X will be sold unlocked at the Google Store, costing £339 for the 16GB model, and £379 for 32GB.
You'll get a free 90-day subscription to Google Play Music, and if you're pre-ordering in the US you'll also get $15 Google Play credit.
Also available only for US customers (for now at least - it's coming to other countries soon) is Nexus Protect ($69), which extends the standard one-year warranty to two years for mechanical breakdown and accidental damage. You can get a replacement phone the next day.
New Nexus 5X new features; new Nexus 5X specifications: What to expect from new Nexus 5X
The much-loved Nexus 5 is back in the form of the new Nexus 5X. It has the same great compact design, thanks to a 5.2in screen, but some exciting new features. The Nexus 5X is just 7.9mm thick and 136g, and comes in Carbon Black, Quartz White and Ice Blue.
In common with the new Nexus 6P it features USB Type-C, a 1.55um Nexus Camera and faster Google Camera app, and Nexus Imprint, with the latter opening up the new fingerprint sensor to the entire app ecosystem.
Android Sensor Hub is an always-on, low-power processor that responds when you need it. You just nudge your phone to see important notifications or track your fitness routine.
The brand-new Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system brings some key advantages to the Nexus 5X, including Now on Tap, which in essence makes Google Now accessible from any app with clever suggestions based on what you're doing, fewer preloaded apps, new animations, improved notifications and intelligent app suggestions in the launcher. There's also Doze mode, which allows for 30 percent longer battery life.
• Screen: 5.2in full-HD (1920x1080, 423ppi) with Gorilla Glass 3 and fingerprint- and smudge-resistant oleophobic coating
• Processor: 1.8GHz hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 64-bit
• Memory: 2GB LPDDR3 RAM
• Storage: 16GB/32GB
• Graphics: Adreno 418
• Cameras: 12.3Mp rear camera with 1.55um pixels, f/2.0 aperture, IR laser-assisted autofocus, 4K @ 30fps vide0, and dual-LED flash; 5Mp front camera with 1.4um pixels and f/2.0 aperture
• Audio: Single front-facing speaker, 3.5mm audio jack, 3 mics (front/top/bottom)
• Connectivity: 4G LTE Cat 6 (single nano-SIM), dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GPS, GLONASS, digital compass
• Battery: 2700mAh
• Sensors: fingerprint sensor, Sensor Hub, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, hall sensor and Android Context Hub
• Ports: USB Type-C
• Dimensions: 147x72.6x7.9mm
• Weight: 136g
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New Nexus 5X: The rumours before the launch
It seems the LG Nexus will be the smaller and less powerful device of the two, with a 5.2in full-HD P-OLED screen that's only a little larger than that of the existing Nexus 5. The new Nexus 5X will also reportedly use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 620 processor, and feature up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM, up to 64GB of storage and a 3180mAh battery. (Update: AndroidPit says the Nexus 5X will run the Snapdragon 808 with 3GB of RAM and a 2700mAh battery.)
Front-facing speakers, a rear fingerprint scanner, 13- and 4Mp cameras and USB Type-C with QuickCharge 2.0 are also speculated. The LG Nexus will allegedly offer a metal design rather than plastic (although we have heard it will get an aluminium frame with chamfered edges and a plastic rear cover), and measure 146.9x72.9x8/9.8mm. (Check out this USB-C power bank and USB-C car charger.)
GizmoChina also reports (but cites no sources) that the Nexus 5X will have a MediaTek connectivity chipset, front-facing speakers, and a rear power button with integrated fingerprint scanner.
Many of the leaked specs have been confirmed by Amazon India with its listing for the LG Nexus 5X (LG-H791). As you can see it lists a 5.2in Full-HD screen, 12.3Mp camera, 2700mAh battery and a Snapdragon 808 processor (MSM8992). However, it says the phone will come with just 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage which isn't 4GB or 64GB as rumoured but perhaps there will be different models. Further down the page, Amazon says the Nexus 5X will weigh 177g so we hope this is untrue.
New Nexus 5X leaked images
During its Google I/O keynote back in June Google announced that Android 6.0 Marshmallow would get USB Type-C support built-in, and we were shown a mystery device. This could have been our very first look at the new Nexus 5X.
The below concept image is from designer Miqdad Halim showing what an LG Nexus device might look like.
The first leaked photo of the LG Nexus 5X comes from the Google+ page of the Google Nexus Community Indonesia. It reveals a white device with a circular fingerprint scanner, protruding camera and the Nexus logo at the rear.
Another leaked image comes from @Onleaks, who says the LG Nexus will have a 5.2in screen with a metal body, USB Type-C, front facing speakers and a fingerprint scanner on the back. It will measure 146.9x72.9x8/9.8mm.
The best leaked images of the Nexus 5X so far come from AndroidPit.
The latest in a series of leaked Nexus 5X images comes from underkg.co.kr, which claims to show the Nexus 5X in a new colour: mint green. There does seem to be a greenish tint to the photo, but that could be simply poor photography. We'll have to wait and see.
That mint colour option has since been confirmed by Android Police with its leak of new Nexus 5X press shots in white, black and "Ice Blue".
You'll notice that throughout this article we've been referring to the Nexus 5 as the Nexus 5X. Android Police has revealed a box shot that shows this as the name of the new Nexus 5 for 2015.
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