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LG’s new Nexus won’t be as cheap as the original Nexus 5, rumor says

by Jacob Kleinman | September 3, 2015September 3, 2015 9:00 am PDT

The original Nexus 5 may just go down in history as the ultimate Nexus device, offering what were then high-end specs at an extremely affordable price. Rumor has it LG is about to drop an updated version of the popular handset, but a new report suggests it won’t be quite as affordable.

Citing an anonymous inside source, Android Authority reports that LG’s new Nexus will cost at least $50 more than the original Nexus 5. That would put the rumored phone’s base price at $399 with 16GB of storage and $449 for a 32GB model. When you consider the device’s rumored mid-range specs it still seems a little high.

The same report also reveals a potential name for the new phone. Google will allegedly call it the Nexus 5X, though that name is apparently still up for debate. Android Authority’s source also claims to confirm rumored plans for an event on September 29 where the search giant will reveal new Nexus devices from LG and Huawei.

The Nexus 5X (or whatever Google ends up calling it) is expected to pack a 5.2-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 808 processor, a 2700mAh battery, a 12.3-megapixel camera, 3GB of RAM, a fingerprint reader and a USB-C port. It will allegedly come in black, white and blue color options and feature a plastic back.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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