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Google’s Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P smartphones are now official

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The Nexus 6P

After months of rumours, leaks, and speculation, Google has officially announced two new Nexus smartphones.

The devices in question are the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, both unveiled at a product launch event today.

We’ll kick off with the Nexus 5X, the smaller of the two handsets and brainchild of South Korean manufacturer LG.

We’ll spare you the faff – here’s the full list of specs:

  • 5.2-inch IPS LCD (1,920 x 1,080, 424ppi) display
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 1.8GHz hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor
  • 12.3-megapixel rear camera (1.55uM, f/2.0)
  • IR Laser assisted autofocus, 4K video capture (30fps), CRI-90 dual-flash
  • 5-megapixel front camera (1.4uM, f/2.2)
  • 2,700mAh battery
  • 16/32GB storage options
  • Nano SIM
  • 147 x 7.9 x 72.6mm dimensions
  • 136g weight
  • Quartz White, Ice Blue, and Charcoal Black colour options
  • USB-C port and charger
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Fingerprint sensor, sensor hub, accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, hall sensor, Android context hub
  • Phone, charger, earphones, quick start guide included in box

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Related: Nexus 5X vs Nexus 5

Next up is the Nexus 6P, built by Chinese firm Huawei and decidedly stomping around in phablet territory.

Check out the full roster of specs:

  • 5.7-inch 16:9 WQHD AMOLED (2,560 x 1,440, 518ppi) display
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor v2.1
  • 12.3-megapixel rear camera (1.55uM, f/2.0)
  • 8-megapixel front camera
  • 3,450mAh battery
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32/64/128GB storage options
  • Nano SIM slot
  • 159.4 x 77.8 x 7.3mm dimensions
  • 178g weight
  • Aluminium, Graphite, Frost, and Gold colour options
  • USB-C port and charger
  • Fast charging (10 minutes of charging gets you 7 hours of battery life, apparently)
  • LTE Cat. 6
  • Dual-firing front speakers
  • All-metal body
  • Rear fingerprint scanner

Related: Nexus 6P vs Nexus 6

Both handsets will be available to pre-order today, including in the UK, US, Ireland, and Japan.

The Nexus 5X starts at $379, while the Nexus 6P begins at $499.

Shipping kicks off later in October, and all handsets will be unlocked if purchased directly from Google.

Tell us what you think of Google’s new handsets in the comments section.

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