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Nexus 5X now available from Google and other sellers

by Jacob Kleinman | October 19, 2015October 19, 2015 6:30 am PDT

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NEXUS 5X AVAILABLE IN KEY MARKETS STARTING TODAY

Eagerly Anticipated Smartphone First to Offer Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS

SEOUL, Oct. 19, 2015 ― Starting today, Nexus 5X, the latest collaborative smartphone from Google and LG Electronics (LG), will be available in key markets for purchase. In addition to its availability on Google Store (https://store.google.com), major carriers and retailers in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, India, Korea and Japan will make the device available to the general public. Additional markets in Europe, Asia and Latin America will roll out the Nexus 5X in the weeks to come.

As the third successful collaboration between LG and Google, Nexus 5X delivers the best of Google and LG know-how in a superb package. With a snappy Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, advanced camera features and fingerprint sensor, the Nexus 5X boasts powerful performance, impressive multimedia capabilities and enhanced security. As the first smartphone to market to feature Google’s newest mobile operating system, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the Nexus 5X will be the benchmark device by which all other smartphones will be measured.

“Nexus devices are about having the newest, purest Android experience possible in an advanced package that doesn’t break the bank,” said Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications. “The Nexus 5X was designed from the ground up to live up to the expectations of the millions of Android purists worldwide who won’t accept second best. After two successful collaborations, we think customers will agree that this is our best Nexus to date.”

Prices and additional purchase details will be announced locally at time of availability, and will vary by carrier and market.

You can finally buy the Nexus 5x. Google is officially selling the device through its own online store. It’s also available from other carriers and retailers.

According to the Google Store website, the new phone will ship on Oct. 22 in black (Carbon) or white (Quartz), while the minty green Ice variant won’t leave the warehouse until Oct. 26. For now the device is available in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, India, South Korea and Japan. Google also plans to expand to Latin America, along with additional countries in Europe and Asia in the coming weeks.

The Nexus 5X is an updated version of the beloved Nexus 5, and packs plenty of premium specs and new features. It comes equipped with a 5.2-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 808 processor, a 2700mAh battery, a 12.3-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 2GB of RAM and 16/32GB of storage. You also get USB-C, a fingerprint reader and Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.

As for the bigger Nexus 6P, that still won’t arrive for at least a few more weeks. If you prefer a smaller handset, now’s your chance to pick up the latest from Google and LG, but if you’re more of a phablet fan you’ll have to wait a little while longer.

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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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