LG’s ‘Nexus 5X’ to go on sale on Sept. 29 priced at $399

LG's new Nexus 5 will go on sale this month. Photo: Marques Brownlee

LG’s new Nexus 5 will go on sale this month. Photo: Marques Brownlee

Google is expected to announced its new Nexus devices on September 29, and according to a source familiar with its plans, both the LG-made “Nexus 5X” and a second handset from Huawei will go on sale the same day, with prices starting at $399.

“The LG Nexus will probably go under the Nexus 5X moniker,” reports Android Authority, citing a source “close to the matter.” “We say probably because a decision on the final name has not been taken yet at Google HQ.”

While they might not be the new Nexus 5’s final name, it’s one that does feasible. It helps Google differentiate this year’s device from the one LG released in 2013, without having to add confusing and unattractive “second-generation” suffixes, or dates to its name.

The source also confirms that the leaked pictures we recently saw of the new Nexus 5 are genuine, and that the device will ship with a protruding camera, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, a USB-C port, and a dual LED flash.

The Nexus 5X is also expected to come in white, black, and light blue, and it is to start at $399.

That’s just $50 more than the original Nexus 5, and a whole lot less than the Nexus 6 when that first went on sale last year. It would appear that Google has learned its lesson, then. Last year’s Nexus device didn’t sell as well as expected, but for the first time, Google hiked prices significantly.

There’s no word on how much Huawei’s Nexus will cost, but you can expect that to be closer to flagship pricing. It will have a larger 5.7-inch Quad HD display and faster Snapdragon 810 processor, if the rumors are to be believed, which will push the price up by a bit.