Google unveiled the Nexus 5X back in September, alongside the larger, range-topping Nexus 6P, as a 'showcase' device for Android 6.0 Marshmallow - and now, three months after its launch, the LG-made handset has got a permanent price cut.
The Nexus 5X first went on sale in October, priced at $379 for the model with 16GB of storage, or $429 for the 32GB variant. Following various limited-time promotional discounts in recent weeks, Google has now reduced the price of the device by $30 on a permanent basis.
That means that the Nexus 5X now starts at $349, but its specs remain unchanged, including:
- 5.2-inch LCD with Full HD (1920x1080px) resolution
- 64-bit hexa-core 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor and Adreno 418 GPU
- 2GB LPDDR3 RAM
- 16GB / 32GB storage
- 12.3MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, infrared-assisted autofocus and 4K video recording
- 5MP front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture
- Fingerprint sensor
- USB Type-C connector
- Dual-front speakers
- 2700mAh battery
- 147 x 72.6 x 7.9mm; 136g
There's no sign yet of a similar price reduction for the Nexus 6P, but Google did introduce wider availability of the gold color option for that device this month.
If you're thinking of purchasing the Nexus 5X at its newly-reduced price, be sure to check out our review before you buy.