Google's new LG Nexus could be called Nexus 5X, prices may start at $399

Google's new LG Nexus could be called Nexus 5X, prices may start at $399
Yesterday, we heard that Google would announce its next-generation Nexus smartphones on September 29, during an event held in San Francisco. For the first time ever, the company is getting ready to introduce two Nexus handsets at the same time: a 5.2-inch one manufactured by LG, and a 5.7-inch one made by Huawei.

Last year's Nexus smartphone, the Motorola-made Nexus 6, was quite expensive compared to the Nexus 5 from 2013, prices for it starting at $649. But what about this year's Nexus handsets? Well, according to Android Authority, the new LG-made Nexus, which, according to a person familiar with the matter, might be called Nexus 5X, will be affordable. Reportedly, the base model (which might have 16 GB of storage space) will cost $399, while a model with double the storage space should cost $449. It's said that the handset will have three color versions: black, white, and light blue.

There are no details about the price of the new Huawei-made Nexus, though we assume that this won't be too expensive, either.

Both new Nexus handsets will run Android 6.0.Marshmallow out of the box, seemingly featuring displays with 1440 x 2560 pixels, and fingerprint scanners. Android Authority has it that the two new devices will be available to buy immediately after their announcement, starting September 29, via Google Store.

We must keep in mind that the information presented above is not final, and is subject to change. However, a Nexus 5 2015 for $399 kind of makes sense, right?

source: Android Authority

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Nexus 5X
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32GB
  • Battery 2700 mAh(20h talk time)



1. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

All new phones should come with a base storage of 32Gb.. No excuses.

11. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

At $400 I would let 16GB pass. It's companies like Apple that charge $650 for 16GB that gets me upset. Plus this phone may be cheaper than $400; maybe $350. And you got to figure that the bump to 32GB is going to be around $50 anyway.

30. TruPatriot

Posts: 110; Member since: May 27, 2013

No. 32GB should be the bare minimum.

34. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Yeah, I hope that PA has the 16GB claim wrong as well as the QHD screen claim rather than FHD (which is considered 2K.) I'm expecting base model will have 32 GB.

21. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

$400 for this kind of specs in late 2015 is expensive and not the value-for-money proposition Nexus fans have been waiting for. Should've started at $299 for 16 or 32 GB. This is how pricing should be for both Nexus phones: LG Nexus 5 $249 - 16 GB $299 - 32 GB $349 - 64 GB Huawei Nexus $399 - 32 GB (yes, taht's right! 16 GB on a higher end Nexus should be tossed out the window) $449 - 64 GB $549 - 128GB This will really push Google's sales numbers for its Nexus devices and give us Nexus fans a reason to go out and do the rain dance!

37. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

they need to make money, and the only competitor for them is OP2 (cheap phone, QHD, and nice spec) and maybe motoXstyle

38. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol Um those prices are ridiculously low for the hardware. This irks me that Android fans are super low ballers like this guy and Apple fans are the opposite, super high ballers that are willing to pay a cool G for 2010 specs. Gives Apple such a huge mind share advantage when Android fans bitch about everything and isheep bitch about nothing.

22. cretinick

Posts: 148; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

Don't know, but since that SD card support will be native in 6.0, I assume that this year Nexus devices will have it. So, they can cut costs in internal storage. I Know that Nexus never had SD support, but Android never had SD support as well. And Nexus devices are to show off the Android's capabilities and developers can test them. USB-C, Fingerprint scanner, SD Card, maybe Dual-SIM...

29. true1984

Posts: 871; Member since: May 23, 2012

the nexus one had an sd slot

31. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Ive heard that will be Huawei phone so most probably it will hace Sd Card slot, even so Im going for moto G 3rd.

24. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

So all new phone should cost more? Low end should come with 16 gb. Mid end with 32 gb high end with 64 gb or 32 gb and extensible memory.

2. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Actually the LG Nexus is rumored to have a 1080p display

3. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

I smell BS here.

4. Carl3000

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

399.00 is just the right price considering its hardware. SD808 GPU is quite bad and it throttles, not much as 810, still does. Might replace my N6 with this if it gets good reviews.

9. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1254; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Is the 808 slower than the 800? Cuz that's what the current N5 has and it still runs great.

15. may_czos

Posts: 958; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

SD808 is slightly faster than SD801 but it's also warmet and more power hungry.

20. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

50-70% faster GPU.

5. jellmoo

Posts: 2678; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Dear lord, I hope not. Not only would this mean it's priced at least $499 Canadian, but it makes the Moto X Style a considerably more attractive purchase.

32. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Im going for Moto G 3rd, its just perfect for me, I dont like that fingerprint feature.

6. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Hm, I think I keep to the motto style than this crap, what a joke

7. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

For my fast stock update phone, this is a joke price, no way

8. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

I must agree, why bother with this, get better camera and xtra storage with Moto.

10. fay99

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

I hope it's not true. 16gb is only for the people who don't really need a smartphone. It's 2015. A more future proof 4k video would use up 1gb every 3 mins

12. RodStiffington

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 20, 2014

The original Nexus 5 was a great looking phone, sharp screen, nice look and feel at an incredible price point. Its camera was hot garbage, which was disappointing but not unexpected. Even with a superior image sensor, the HTC One M9 took awful photos as well. Should LG be to blame for the bad programming? Will a new, larger MP camera unit help if the coding is piss poor? I have trouble understanding the value proposition here.

13. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

It's Google's fault.

14. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I like the price, I might pick one up in addition to an iPhone 6s Plus

27. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Weird. I figured with your willingness to buy a iPhone 6 Plus you were retarded with money... The OnePlus One has almost identical specs to the 64 GB iPhone 6 Plus but cost $363 delivered to my door vs $849+9% Sales Tax = $925... $562 more for nearly identical specs. I realize your money is your to blow however you see fit so this is just me thinking out loud. Never mind me.

33. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

Why are you concerned on what he buys? It's his money, not yours.

16. may_czos

Posts: 958; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

SD808 - the battery destroyer. Don't rush anything Google, wait for the SD620.

17. joseg81

Posts: 204; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

16gb really!? ffs why can't we get atleast 32 if not 64 to start off with? not evryone lives in the cloud. plus with the image sizes/video sizes that these cameras are capable or shooting, sometimes in 4k, how does 16 really make sense? they want us to download apps which add up, shoot hd video, images n the system ui still takes a up a chunk of that n still expect us to have enough space. really?

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