Google’s new Nexus 5X and 6P smartphones available for pre-order online from today

29 Sep 2015

The 5.7-inch Huawei Nexus 6P

Google has revealed a swathe of new hardware led by two new smartphones – the 5.2-inch 5X and the 5.7-inch 6P – which will only be sold online and which will be available for pre-order from today in Ireland, the US, the UK, Canada and Japan.

The LG-manufactured Nexus 5X features a Snapdragon 808 processor and works across the GSM and LTE bands.

The 5X is expected to start at US$379.99 for the 16GB version, which will come in Carbon, Quartz and Ice Blue, according to Android Police.


The Google Nexus 5x from LG

The Huawei-manufactured 6P will have a 5.7-inch WQHD display, a 3450mAh battery, dual front-facing speakers and a Snapdragon 810 v2.1 processor.

The 6P, which will be available in Gold, Aluminium, Graphite and Frost will cost around US$499.99 for the 32GB version.

Pre-orders for the new devices will only be available in the Google Store online and won’t be available in carrier stores.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years