LG Nexus 5X leaks in black, with full specs sheet in tow

Hey, it's been already a day we haven't had a new Nexus leak, and we are quick to remedy the situation with this purported image of the LG-made Nexus 5X addition to Google's phone brand stable. Given that this is the third one that LG created, the project is aptly called N3 internally, and the picture here is apparently part of a slide from an in-house presentation.

We can see the black version of the phone now, which is a breath of fresh air after the latest renders of the white variation. The round finger scanner, the two-tone LED flash, and the laser autofocus system of LG, are also clearly visible. The insiders that tipped this slide have also reconfirmed most of the rumored specs to be a 5.2" 1080p LCD display, a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 808  hexa-core processor, clocked at 1.8 GHz maximums, and paired with an LTE Cat. 6 cellular modem, as well as 2 GB of RAM, and 32/64 GB of internal storage. 

The rear camera is listed as 12.3 MP, and a 5 MP selfie snapper is allegedly placed at the front. The only ho-hum endeavor is the 2700 mAh juicer, but Nexus phones have rarely been excellent in terms of battery life, so there you go. Google's event on September 29th is the next one to look forward to this month, after Apple's grand iPhone unveiling today, so the month is shaping up to be full with great phone announcements - the more, the merrier.

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80 Comments

1. drtrigsman

Posts: 55; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Been a fan of Nexus for the tasteful decisions they make with their devices.... but the new one seems like every other phone out there. Personally sad they went up in size.

27. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

No removable battery and 2GB RAM = FAIL Holding out for the LG G4 PRO.

30. carlemillward unregistered

When G5 is unveiled with no removable battery then you might want to consider a Chinese phone.

31. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

What's a fail is the fact you're flooding articles with the same comment and having absolutely no results from OEMs.

32. DarkStar286

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 18, 2014

2GB is plenty, it's not like this has to run a resource-draining skin like TouchWiz or Sense.

37. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

please if halo 4 can run on 512mb system, in terms of memory, anything above 2gb is just there for apps to hog up. I don't spend my time app surfing, I spend my time in my apps. Do I want more ram? fk yes I do, I want 4gb+ please, but its not like any mobile game will do anything to use it properly.

36. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Stop spamming the articles with your same nonsense bull. Stop thinking because YOU don't like sonething, that everyone else is supposed to be against it too.

53. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

No truck battery and 100TB RAM = FAIL Holding on to F22 Raptor.

69. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

It is NOT spam if it's TRUE and APPLICABLE. No removable battery and 2GB RAM = FAIL

2. amanjain1

Posts: 56; Member since: Apr 28, 2015

That sounds decent...I hope they keep the prices around 300$ for 32gigs

4. WeezyF

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 09, 2015

True it should be as low as that

28. maherk

Posts: 6964; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

For such a specs sheet, it should be $249 for the 32GB model.

44. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

If the iPhone can command $1000 for the 16gb, no one should complain about prices until that issue is fixed. It only gives Apple more power than they deserve.

57. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

++1 have to agree on that

3. WeezyF

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 09, 2015

Damn I'm kind of dissapointed. I guess the huawei is the higher end model but I do worry about the cost of the huawei also.

5. bambamboogy02

Posts: 840; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

So close, as far as I am concerned. Give me at least 3GB of ram. 808: okay, 1080p screen: okay, 2GB of ram: WTF.

7. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

That's the only spec here that throws me. SD808 with a 1080 screen will fly, and shows Google isn't pushing QHD in the 5" class. It should also help with battery life. But 2 GB? That's 2013 specs.

11. Classique

Posts: 73; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

It isn't too bad, stock android won't take up too much memory anyway

50. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

I'm just excited to see it's a 1080 screen. Finally a balanced device. If they get the price around the $300 range it will be a good deal. The 2GB of RAM is not a major issue for me since this is a medium range handset, not a flagship. That Nexus 6 at the $350 price is looking awefully attractive right now though.

66. willy42

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

Yeah, but compared to the price and specs of the new Blu XL?

79. mugetsu

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 15, 2015

The price is awesome but on Blu's website its showing an antutu benchmark of 35k saying that's good when the galaxy s6 gets 68k, I was hoping for more out of the new nexus line.

19. cybervlad81

Posts: 89; Member since: Apr 04, 2011

Well it is only a rumor, and the source page using google translator actually did not seem sure about the 2GB ram. "The new Nexus 2015 running inside a processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 to 1.8 GHz hexa - core to 64-bit , supports the ' LTE Category 6 (4G Plus) , will come with cuts fixed memory 32 and 64 GB with 2 GB RAM on board (the latter to be confirmed)."

23. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa

Posts: 360; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

Agree with you. This is not flagship/premium specs. Right now 2GB ram is for US$140-220 device. This new Nexus 5 from LG is a mere medium offering with medium ($300) price.

25. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Yeah but show me a $200 phone with a Snapdragon 808 and 32+ GB storage. They all cheap out with SD410s and the like.

35. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa

Posts: 360; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

The reason phone with 2GB did not use the SD 808 because it's unbalance. It is like you buy a 3000cc car and use a motorbike tire.

41. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

You're still not getting me. The Moto G with an SD410 and a 720 screen is in no way comparable to this Nexus just because it has 2 GB. That's only one spec. CPU and GPU and the screen they're paired to determine speed.

61. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa

Posts: 360; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

I understand what you mean. Moto G with SD 410 is not comparable to SD 808. The 808 have a better GPU, the UI will be more smooth compare to the slow SD 410. But my point is, for those people who were power user, and want power, the SD 808 will be cripled by 2GB RAM. Thus, this is not a good balanced premium device, and should be put in medium spec offering. It is like if you buy a car with an engine that can run 300km/h, but the manufacture put a tire that can only manage to handle 180km/h..... NOT a perfect example, because in car, you can change the tire, but let assume you can't change the tire.... would you compare this particular car with other car that can run 300km/h or to 180km/h car. Furthermore, with the rumored price, starting at $399, it's only $50 away from the old Galaxy Note 4 (@450). It's also in the same price range as OnePlus Two. and it will be in the same price range as SONY M5 (Helio X10)... all that device has MORE ram than this Nexus 5X (if it's really have 2GB RAM).

45. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Read post 44. If Apple can get away with it in a 1000 dollar phone, just let this slide for the greater good and don't complain so much about it. Since you know the isheep don't complain at all which empowers them.

6. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Specs are great and I like that small buzel design. Camera also looks promising. IMO Google should put full manual controls (+shutter speed) and RAW capability in their stock camera app. About LG, hopefully they won't screw up battery life like they did on Nexus 5.

8. yonith

Posts: 228; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

I'm glad they went with the 1080p screen. That will definitely help compensate for the lackluster 2700mah battery.

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