Google Drops The Price Of The Nexus 5X Down To $349


There is little arguing with how popular the Nexus range is within the Android community. These devices do offer Android consumers a stock experience and one which typically comes on hardware which is purpose-designed to make use of the newest version of Android and its latest software features. In the case of now, this is Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and the latest Nexus devices have come in the form of the Nexus 5X by LG and the Nexus 6P by Huawei.

In terms of the former, the LG Nexus 5X is a device which is intended to be the more affordable of the two Nexus smartphones and this resulted in the Nexus 5X launching with a baseline price of under $400. However, in spite of only being a few months old, it seems Google has now cut the price of the Nexus 5X on a more permanent basis. The company sent out a tweet this morning detailing that the Nexus 5X is now available through the Google Store and from today, priced at only $349 for the base storage variant. This means that those interested in the Nexus 5X can now pick up the 16GB variant (which was previously on sale for $379) for only $349. Likewise, those interested in the larger 32GB variant, can now pick one up for only $399, down from its previous $429 price tag. So either way, it now looks like the Nexus 5X is going to be available for the foreseeable future at these lowered prices, as the listing on the Google Store does not detail any specific end dates.


If you need a reminder on what is on offer for the money, the Nexus 5X comes equipped with a 5.2-inch display which makes use of a 1920 x 1080 resolution. Inside, the Nexus 5X comes loaded with 2GB RAM and is powered by a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Hexa-core processor. Cameras on offer include a 12.3-megapixel rear camera, which is coupled with a 5-megapixel front facing camera. Storage is available in either a 16 or 32GB model and the device comes powered by a 2,700 mAh battery. Not forgetting there is a fingerprint sensor on offer as well, while the device comes running on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box.

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