Whether it’ll be called Nexus 5P, Nexus… something else, or Google… something, and whether the search giant itself will handle manufacturing or HTC helps out, a follow-up of sorts for last year’s LG Nexus 5X is most likely right around the corner.
Possibly codenamed Sailfish, this should measure a refreshingly compact (by 2016 standards) 5 inches in screen diagonal, with 1080p resolution in tow, Snapdragon 820 processing power, 4GB RAM, 12 and 8MP cameras, as well as a considerably more “premium” construction.
All in all, a solid evolutionary effort is to be expected, which begs the question why would anyone still bother with the Nexus 5X? Discounts and sweet, sweet deals are the short answer, as top-rated eBay seller mobilepros1 today undercuts everyone from the Google Store to Newegg, Best Buy, Amazon, and B&H with a hefty trim to just $200.
The one major caveat? You’re obviously looking at 16GB models here, not 32GB-ers, and expanding the internal storage via microSD cards is unfortunately not possible. Then again, that’s what the cloud is for, not to mention services like Google Photos. Besides, $200 is a price worth a few sacrifices. Free nationwide shipping included, carbon and quartz flavors available at the time of publication, Android Nougat incoming, and Snapdragon 808 muscle onboard.