Another day, another bit of news regarding the 2015 Google Nexus smartphone lineup. This time the folks at Android Authority have three bits of info: the 5.2 inch model built by LG will sell for $400 and up, it’ll be called the Nexus 5X, and it’ll be available starting September 29th.
The news comes from “a source close to the matter,” and while nothing’s been confirmed by Google or LG, all of these details seem plausible based on things we’ve been hearing… although some of the details are reportedly subject to change.
CNET recently reported that Google is holding a Nexus event on September 29th, and Android Authority’s source says the LG Nexus 5X will be available for purchase the same day, as will the larger 5.7 inch phone made by Huawei.
Next up, the price seems plausible, based on the rumored specs, including a 1920 x 1080 pixel display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, a fingerprint sensor, and a USB Type-C connector. Google’s 2014 Nexus 6 smartphone may have been priced at $600 and up, but earlier phones were priced well below flagship-level phones, and in 2015 we’ve seen plenty of phones with decent specs and prices in the $200 to $400 range. So it would make sense for the cheaper of Google’s two upcoming Nexus phones to be priced at around $400.
That price will likely apply to a model with 16GB of storage, while a 32GB model could sell for about $50 more.
The name also seems plausible, since it’d use the Nexus 5 moniker to indicate that the phone has a 5 inch screen, while adding a little something extra to demonstrate that this is not the same device as the 2013 Nexus 5 (which was also built by LG).