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Nexus 5X full specs leaked ahead of launch

Full details of the Nexus 5X appear to have leaked online ahead of its official unveiling later today.

We’re just hours away from Google’s special launch event, where it’s expected to announce the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P smartphones.

Yesterday we reported on a major spec leak for the latter, larger device. Today we bring you news of a similar information splurge on the Nexus 5X.

Once again, photo-sharing service Imgur is the means through which these details have been shared. They appear to come in the form of marketing materials for Google’s belated Nexus 5 follow-up.

In truth, we already knew much of what this latest leak has revealed about the Nexus 5X, but it acts to confirm those expectations. It also clears up a few questionable points surrounding previous leaks.

The Nexus 5X, then, will have a 5.2in 1080p LCD panel covered by Gorilla Glass 3. It will run on Qualcomm’s 64-bit Snapdragon 808 CPU, which will be backed by just 2GB of RAM.

The phone’s design will incorporate a fingerprint sensor on the rear, and there will be support for a USB Type-C connection in place of the usual micro-USB.

Just above the fingerprint sensor will sit a 12.3-megapixel camera with an f/2.0 aperture lens. Its 1.55-micron pixels promise to capture more light than usual, while laser-assisted autofocus should make for snappy and in-focus shots. 4K video is supported too.

Internal storage options will be 16GB or 32GB, and there’s no option of a microSD provision.

SEE ALSO: Nexus 5X vs Nexus 5: What big changes can we expect?

One matter that the leak clears up is that surrounding the Nexus 5X’s weight. We were a little confused by a previous Amazon listing leak that suggested that the phone would weigh 177g. That’s extremely heavy for an otherwise compact (147 x 72.6 x 7.9mm) handset – particularly one that will be made predominantly of plastic.

According to this latest leak, the Nexus 5X will weigh 136g – just 6g heavier than the Nexus 5 – which makes much more sense.

We’ll find out whether these details are correct from 4pm tonight, so stay tuned.

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