LG will not make Nexus 5X successor in 2016 --report

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An employee works at a store of LG Electronics in Seoul July 25, 2012.
An employee works at a store of LG Electronics in Seoul July 25, 2012. Reuters/Lee Jae-Won

This year it seems LG has no plans to come up with a successor to its well accepted Google Nexus 5X.

In a very brief conversation with CNET at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016, an LG spokesperson said that the company will now “focus on its own brand” and has no intensions to build the next-generation of Nexus 5X.

As a part of the Nexus program, LG is reportedly “totally happy” with its relationship with Google. But the project requires huge amount of resources which could be better utilised in LG’s own smartphones.

Looking back at LG’s history with Nexus devices, it is noticeable that there was also a gap of two years between the introduction of the original LG Nexus 5 and the latest Nexus 5X.

The spokesperson also mentioned that LG may introduce its previously recalled Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE by the second or third quarter of 2016. Last year, the device was briefly introduced and then recalled in less than a week by the company because of some hardware flaws.

The LG Watch Urbane specs include a 1.3-inch P-OLED with 480×480 pixels resolution, 1.2GHz quad-core processor and a powerful 410mAh battery. 

At the MWC 2016, LG officially announced its first ever modular smartphone, the LG G5. A modular design allows users to connect various accessories with the G5 including VR headset, point-and-shoot digital camera, DAC module for enhanced audio experience and others. 

The LG G5 comes packed with a 5.3-inch IPS LCD display with Quad HD resolution, says LG. Other LG G5 specs include Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of native storage and expandable storage of up to 200GB.

The smartphone comes with dual-camera system and features a 16-megapixel main camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing shooter. The LG G5 also sports an Always-On Display feature that for quick notifications and alerts like missed calls and messages.