New Nexus phones are designed to work with all US carriers

Another new main Nexus mobile is the 5.2-inch 5X, an LG-built apparatus that starts at $379. On the camera front, the handset comes with a 12.3-megapixel rear camera with laser-assisted autofocus, dual flash, and support for 4K video shooting.


Google this morning announced the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, the first two smartphones built and optimised for Marshmallow, the latest update to the Android operating system.

There is also an 8-megapixel camera on the front, as well as a fingerprint sensor on the back to open the phone and to make payments. The firm says the placement of the scanner suits how users naturally hold the phone.

As with the Huawei Mate S, unveiled this month at IFA, the 6P also has a fingerprint sensor on the rear providing a number of security based services, such as unlocking and processing online purchases using Android Pay.

Pre-orders are already available (and Google didn’t have a huge debacle like usual with their servers and orders) and the phone is priced incredibly at $499 for the 32GB model and up to $649 for 128GB if you prefer the extra space. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor with 1.8GHz hexa-core 64 bit with 2GB of RAM. The 16GB Nexus 5X is available for $379, while the 32GB Nexus 6P starts at $499.

Nexus 5X, the successor to Nexus 5 launched in 2014, also boasts of similar features of Nexus 6P, except it has a 5.2 inch full-HD screen.

The Nexus 6P has a 5.7-inch screen, slightly larger than the iPhone 6s Plus. The Nexus 6P’s housing is a unibody aluminum design, making it Google’s most premium smartphone ever.


For starters the Nexus 5X comes in 3 plastic colours: black, white, and what looks like a light blue. Though only a sneak peek was offered, Google confirmed the tablet will be available later this year. The company also unveiled the Chromecast Audio, a £39.99 device which does for hi-fi systems what the Chromecast does for TVs: allows Android devices to stream their audio via Wi-Fi with the press of a button.

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