LG, Google launch first Android Marshmallow handset
Nexus 5X comes with 5.2-inch Full HD IPS display, Snapdragon 808 chipset, 12.3MP main camera
LG and Google today unveiled their third collaborative smartphone, the Nexus 5X, which is the first handset to run on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow).
The 5X comes with a 5.2-inch 423ppi Full HD IPS display and In-Cell Touch technology. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor and features a Type-C USB port. LG claims a 10-minute charge will provide enough power for almost four hours of battery life. The cameras are a 12.3MP main and a 5MP front-facing and the phone is able to capture 4K video.
Google's latest mobile OS is touted as delivering "great imaging and enhanced security". If Google runs true to form, Marshmallow may not be available on other handsets for some time.
"We are excited to be able to work with Google again on developing Nexus 5X, our best Nexus yet," said Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications. "This time, we wanted to deliver the best hardware for Google's most advanced software and we're very proud of what we've accomplished together."
"We are excited to partner with LG again to introduce a sequel to a fan favourite - the new Nexus 5X - and Android 6.0 Marshmallow, our most polished and highest-performing OS yet," said Hiroshi Lockheimer, VP Android, Chromecast and Chrome OS, Google.
While the Nexus 5X is available on the Google Store from today for a few countries, no GCC countries are on the list. Starting October 19, the handset will be made available in 40 more territories, but exact pricing in availability in the Gulf are not available at this time.