If the $379 price tag on Google’s Nexus 5X smartphone was just a little too high for you, you’re in luck: The starting price of the device has been reduced to $349.
The phone, which is unlocked and contract-free, was at times available at an even lower price, but the difference is that this is a permanent reduction, making this a pretty good deal.
The LG-made Nexus 5X, one of the best Android phones around according to Mashable‘s Raymond Wong, is a 5.2-inch device with a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, a 12.3-megapixel back camera, a 2,700mAh battery and 2GB of RAM.
Other specifications of note are a fingerprint scanner on the back and stock Android 6.0 software.
The $349 price is for the version with 16GB of storage. The price of the more expensive, 32GB variant has also been reduced, and it now costs $399.
We don’t know the exact reasons behind the price reduction, but it could be that pressure from Chinese manufacturers such as Xiaomi and OnePlus made the Nexus 5X a slightly less attractive deal at its initial price point. For comparison, the recently released Xiaomi Redmi 3, which is a weaker phone in some regards but has a bigger battery, costs only $106 in China, while OnePlus’ OnePlus 2, which has slightly stronger specs, costs $329.