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Preorders For Google's Nexus 5X Now Being Charged: Shipments Finally Being Prepared?

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Smartphone enthusiasts who had preordered their Nexus 5X handset are being charged even before the final shipment has been prepared.

Google launched the LG Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P on Sept. 29. The company started taking preorders for the Nexus 5X soon after its announcement and the handset will start shipping on Oct. 22.

While placing a preorder for the Nexus 5X, customers were informed that their card will not be charged until the order has shipped. However, some users have noted that their cards have been charged while the shipment date still has days to go.

Customers who have preordered the Nexus 5X have taken to social media websites to check if others have also been charged.

"There was a pending (verification) charge for the full amount on Sept. 30, the day after I ordered, but it went away in a couple of days. Just a few minutes ago I was charged again (presumably for real this time)," wrote a Reddit user. "For reference, my estimated delivery is Oct. 23-27."

"The charge just hit my card as well - 32GB Ice Blue ordered on launch day. No update to the order status yet, but I'll be watching it like a hawk!" commented another user on Reddit.

It seems Google is on track to start shipping the new Nexus 5X on Oct. 22 and many customers may get their latest Nexus device on Oct. 23.

The Nexus 5X sports a 5.2-inch IPS LCD display with 1,920 x 1,080 pixel resolution and 423ppi. The smartphone comes with a 12.3MP rear-facing camera and a 5MP front-facing camera.

A hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor clocked at 1.8GHz and 2GB of RAM will power the mobile phone. The Nexus 5X is available with 16GB and 32GB on-board storage without the option of a microSD card slot to expand the storage.

Nexus 5X customers will be happy that their shipment date is arriving and they will be one of the first to experience Android 6.0 Marshmallow. However, even though Nexus 6P preorders have started, Google has not yet confirmed the expected delivery date of the bigger Nexus device.

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