What’s missing from the US Nexus 5X and 6P? Ugly FCC symbols and labels

The 2014 E-Label Act allows manufacturers to place FCC symbols, ID numbers, and other labels in software rather than require them to be physically printed on devices. The law was meant to address the increasing miniaturization of gadgets like smartwatches.

The Nexus 5X is one of the first Android devices to take advantage of the law. It’s a minor touch, but it’s a rather thoughtful one that makes for a clean and stark looking gadget, as I wrote in my review. It appears from reviews that the 6P will also be symbol-less in the US.

Looking at Nexus 5Xs sold internationally reveals the labels and symbols of their regulatory agency located underneath the LG logo on the back of the phone.

South Korean Nexus 5Xs

For comparison:


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