Wednesday, 04 November 2015 17:31

LG’s Nexus 5X now on retail in-store sale in Australia


LG’s new hope to replicate smartphone sales success with the Nexus 5X has finally arrived at in-store retail across Australia.

The brand new and surprisingly light LG Nexus 5X is now available in retail stores to tempt you into upgrading your older phone - of any type - and joining the Android army, where you’re all together in not being the same.

Today’s the day the 5X can be seen, touched and purchased in Telstra, Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi and ‘other selected resellers’, in a range of colour options, with the 16GB model retailing for $659 and the 32GB model for $739.

  • Telstra has the Carbon (Black) & Ice (Blue) in the 32GB capacity.
  • Harvey Norman has the Carbon (Black) in 16GB and 32GB capacities.
  • JB HiFi has the Carbon (Black) in the 32GB capacity.
  • Other selected resellers have the Carbon (Black) in 16GB and 32GB capacities.
  • The ‘Quartz White’ version is only available via the Google Play Store.

Calling it ‘the stuff Android-based dreams are made of’, we have no idea if any of those dreams involve electric sheep, although we are absolutely certain that not even Google Now on Tap can pass the Voight-Kampff test - or at least, not yet.

Some highlight features LG wants to remind us all of again are as follows:

  • Nexus Imprint: A fingerprint sensor conveniently located on the back, where your finger naturally falls. A single touch of the sensor is all it takes to power on and unlock the Nexus 5X for immediate use
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS: The latest operating system offers features designed to enhance the user experience, such as Permissions Simplification, Advanced Silent Feature and Doze Mode
  • A video camera capable of capturing 120 frames per second for slow motion playback or recording content in 4K. It’s the most advanced camera ever seen on a Nexus device
  • A 12.3MP camera with a new sensor on the back that is great for low light conditions
  • A sharp 5.2-inch 423ppi Full HD IPS display is great for watching videos on the go, and advanced In-Cell Touch technology enables faster recognition of taps and swipes
  • A Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Processor delivers effortlessly smooth performance even when playing graphics-heavy games or multi-tasking
  • A 5MP front camera for those all-important selfies

This iTWire story from 26 October last month has Google showing off the new features in Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It also includes videos from both Huawei showing off its Nexus 6P and LG showing off its new Nexus 5X

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Alex Zaharov-Reutt

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