It seems less and less likely by the day that Google indeed has a duo of decidedly high-end Nexus phones on deck for a September 29 announcement, as tipsters suggested in the not-too-distant past. Instead, the Huawei-made N6P, where P probably stands for Plus, should go after power users by itself, while the LG-designed N5X (X factor?) will target more cash-strapped Android purists.
Now, some of you may have a bone to pick with the latter’s mid-range label, so let’s just call the Nexus 5X an undistinguished flagship. Better? Well, classifications are really irrelevant at this stage, what’s important is LG and Big G understand they need an economical price point to sell a 5.2-incher with 1,080p screen resolution, hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processing power, and 2GB RAM.
Following the indiscreet Indian branch of Amazon, a popular benchmarking database further confirms the “Bullhead’s” use of the aforementioned CPU, and its relatively modest memory count, exactly on-par with the two year-old original N5.
You already know nothing’s 100 percent confirmed until Google spells it out, and early benchmarks like this often take pre-release prototypes for experimental spins before hardware is etched in stone. Then again, the device tested on September 23 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and while the software might still undergo minor last-minute changes, the SoC and RAM are probably determined.
It’s also worth pointing out that the Nexus 5X delivers 1,000 and 2,900 single and multi-core Geekbench scores, which feel short of remarkable, but fall just behind the SD808/3GB RAM-packing LG G4 results. That’s even more proof the upper mid-end (lower high-end?) phone is close to completion.