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Google announces Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P smartphone pricing and availability

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Google has announced the pricing and availability of its latest Nexus smartphones – the 5X and the 6P – which are the first devices to run the new Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system.

The 5X – created by LG – has a 5.2-inch full high definition screen while the 6P, manufactured by Huawei, boasts a 5.7-inch WQHD AMOLED display.

Both devices will available to purchase outright or on a plan on November 3.

They are the first devices to be running Google’s latest Android 6.0 operating system Marshmallow.

Each device has a 12.3-magapixel camera capable of shooting 4K video along with a 5-megapixel front facing camera.

The Nexus 5X, manufactured  by LG
The Nexus 5X, manufactured by LG

They also feature a USB-C connector and the USB-C plug that connects to it is reversible so there’s no more trying to figure out the right way up.

Both devices also have the new Nexus Imprint fingerprint security technology onboard which is located on the rear panel to make it easy to unlock the device.

The Nexus 5X by LG will be available in three colours – Carbon Black, Ice Blue and Quartz White.

It is available in two memory options – 16GB ($659) and 32GB ($739).

The Nexus 6P, manufactured by Huawei
The Nexus 6P, manufactured by Huawei

Telstra will be the only telco to offer the 32GB Nexus 5X in Carbon Black and Ice Blue with online pre-orders opening today. Telstra plans start at $70 a month

Harvey Norman will stock the Carbon Black models in both 16GB and 32GB with JB Hi-Fi offering the 32GB Carbon Black model.

Other selected retailers will also offer the 16GB and 32GB versions of the Nexus 5X.

The Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P will feature a USB-C port
The Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P will feature a USB-C port

The Nexus 6P by Huawei will be available in aluminium in 32GB and 64GB capacities.

The 64GB version will retail for $999 from JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman and the 32GB version, priced at $899, will be available from the Google Store.

The Android devices will also include the Nexus Imprint fingerprint reader
The Android devices will also include the Nexus Imprint fingerprint reader

Vodafone will also offer the 64GB Nexus 6P on an $80 Red plan while Optus will have the 32GB Nexus 6P for its customers for $5 a month on a $60 plan.

Stay tuned to Tech Guide for a complete review of both the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P.