This time of year is Nexus time. We all love it. Rumours fly around the blogosphere left, right and centre. We have seen numerous leaks and rumours of the LG-manufactured Nexus 5X in the last few days. This leak seems to be more of an accidental press of the publish button by Amazon’s website developers than the usual unsubstantiated rumour. This evening someone at Amazon India has accidentally published the pages for the Nexus 5X phones, the LG-H791.
While there is no image of the Nexus 5X on the webpages there is a listing of the specs on all three webpages. There is a webpage for the Charcoal Black version, one the Quartz White and one the Ice Blue version. These confirm the rumoured specs including a 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8992 hexa core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory. It has a 2700mAH lithium-ion battery to power a 5.2in IPS display with 1080×1920 pixels (423ppi). There is a 12.3MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera.
Also mentioned is that there is a 6 month manufacturer warranty for in-box accessories including batteries. Are Google reintroducing the replaceable battery to the Nexus phone? Before you get all excited it seems it is just a standard disclaimer copy and pasted in as the Samsung Galaxy S6 description has exactly the same thing.
Of interest is that Google/LG seem to have missed the memo from near everyone that 16GB of memory is nowhere near enough in a smartphone. This could possibly be Google reintroducing the expansion SD slot to the Nexus range, as they have increased support for SD cards with Marshmallow and as we all know Nexus devices are designed to be reference devices. All will be revealed at the Google event next Wednesday morning (AEST), until then we will just have to dream, guess and salivate over what is leaked.
Do these specs whet your whistle or tickle your fancy? Are you sold on this Nexus or is the Huawei Nexus 6P for you? Stay tuned to Ausdroid as we continue to cover any and all Nexus news as it breaks,and especially next week for the Google event where Chris will be reporting live