Amazon India has mistakenly listed the Nexus 5X prior to Google’s official announcement and provides key information about the handset’s technical capabilities. According to the store page, the Nexus 5X features a 5.2-inch full HD display with a pixel density of 423ppi. Additionally, the device utilizes a Snapdragon 808 processor running at 1.8GHz with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. The main rear camera is 12.3 megapixels while the front shooter is a respectable 5 megapixel sensor. Apparently, the handset supports LTE connectivity and integrates a 2700 mAh battery.
The product page also includes information about the various colour options. In total, the Nexus 5X comes in Charcoal Black, Quartz White and Ice Blue. Amazon India displayed the weight at 177g and dimensions of 15.4 x 1 x 7.6cm. Unfortunately, the listing has now been removed and it’s unknown if these specifications are genuine. It does seem a little contradictory though as the weight is heavier than much larger 5.5-inch handsets. Although, I think the core specification is about spot-on and I’m interested to see if there’s any expansion slot for additional storage.
Another issue appears to be the rather mediocre battery. If the listing is true, then I highly doubt the handset will offer the kind of battery life people expect from the Nexus product line. However, this could be a more budget-orientated model.
While got our first glimpse of Google’s new Nexus 5 last month, we’re now getting some better quality leaks. With a launch set rumoured to be later this month, we should expect even more leaks for the Nexus 5 and the rest of Google’s new Nexus lineup.
Just like the previous image, the new one shows off the distinctive camera bulge. We also get a better view of the dual-LED flash and laser range finder. While the Nexus 5 camera eventually got pretty decent, the new module looks to be a nice improvement with the numerous improvements.
Also on the back we can see the new ring for the fingerprint sensor. With the arrival of Android 6.0 Marshmellow, we should be seeing increased support for biometrics. Near the bottom edge, you can find the headphone jack which has been moved compared to the old Nexus 5.
The Nexus 5 is set to arrive with a Snapdragon 808 SoC, 3GB of ram, Adreno 418 GPU and a 2700mAh battery all powering a 5.2″ 1080p display. We should expect a launch along with the release of Android 6.0 and the new Huawei Nexus as well. Overall, the new Nexus 5 should be a worthy successor to its popular namesake.
LG has just launched their latest LG G4 flagship in New York today. Set to replace the year old LG G3 as well as to supplement the LG Flex 2, availability should begin in late may to June. While we’ve seen dramatic changes in the Galaxy S lineup from Samsung, LG has largely stuck to the same design, an evolution of the LG G3. That’s not to say that there aren’t improvements over the G3 because there are many.
The biggest and most obvious change is the addition of six new leather backs, complete with stitching down the center line. For those that aren’t into leather, the option to stick with a diamond pattern plastic back remains. Of course, the battery remains user replaceable behind the removable back. Unlike the Galaxy S6, the rest of the phone stays with plain old plastic.
In terms of more technical specifications, the SoC is a Snapdragon 808, a dual A57 + quad A53 chip, trimming two A57 cores from the Snapdragon 810. While this may drop multithread performance, single threaded performance should be better due to less thermal throttling, an issue the 810 has been running into. The SoC is paired with 3GB of ram, 32GB of base storage, SD card support, and a 5.5 inch 1440p IPS panel. As leaked earlier, the front camera has improved to 8MP and the rear shooter to 16MP, along with manual and gesture controls. Optical image stabilization is also improved to counter movements in all three axises, up from two.
All of these changes make the LG G4 an expected and unsurprising evolution of the G3. While Samsung has taken to reinventing their flagship Galaxy S6 to go head to head against Apple, LG has taken a different path in offering more flexibility but with some concessions to a premium feel. For now, we’ll have to wait and see which strategy will pay off as the struggle against Apple and budget OEMs continues.