LG Cancels Nexus Successor This Year

LG Cancels Nexus Successor This Year
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LG won’t make a successor to the Google Nexus 5x this year. The South Korean company recently announced its decision at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.


An LG spokesperson told the CNET that “LG needs to focus on its own brand” and concentrate its resources into building the LG G5 model, which was recently launched amidst much fanfare at an event on Sunday. The electronics conglomerate has lots of expectation from the premium G5 device, which according to the company, is the best alternative to Samsung’s Galaxy S7 phone.

There have been similar occasions in the past when LG took a two year gap to release the latest Nexus 5x after the launch of the former Nexus 5. LG has full faith in its relationship with Google and both have worked wonders in the past by development excellent smartphones. But LG feels it could do way better if it utilized all its resources in LG’s own smartphones. Skipping the production of Nexus devices a year won’t cause any damage.

While Nexus fans may feel disappointed, LG’s plans to introduce the LG Watch Urbane LTE 2nd Edition this year. The watch was introduced for a brief time last year, but was recalled in less than a week owing to hardware issues.

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As of now, LG fans can look forward to G5 that boasts modular design allowing users to connect several accessories to the phone. These are point-and-shoot digital camera, VR headset, VR headset and DAC module for boosted user experience.

The LG G5 sports a 5.3-inch IPS LCD display having Quad HD resolution. The other specs include Snapdragon 820 SoC, 32GB of internal space, 4GB of RAM and option for expandable storage space up to 200GB. Camera features include 16MP rear camera with and an 8MP front shooter. The unique selling proposition (USP) of the phone is ‘Always-On’ display that ensures quick alerts and notifications for missed calls and messages, reports IBTimes.

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