Google unveiled 2015’s Nexus smartphones – the LG-made Nexus 5X, and the Huawei-made Nexus 6P.
The Nexus 5X starts at $379, and the 6P starts at $499, and both phones will ship later this month. Pricing for other territories is starting to dribble in—the Nexus 5X and 6P will begin at £339 and £449 respectively in the UK—but we’ll update the article with more complete information as it’s made available.
The Huawei-built Nexus 6P is the bigger, faster, and more expensive version. It has a 5.7-inch 1440p display, an eight-core 2.0GHz Snapdragon 810, 3GB of RAM, a 3450mAh battery, a 12MP rear camera with laser auto focus, an 8MP front camera, and 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB of storage. The Nexus 6P has an aluminum body that comes in “frost white,” aluminum, and graphite.
The Nexus 5X on the other hand features a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixel) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3; a 1.8GHz hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 SoC; 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM; a 12.3-megapixel rear camera with 4K and slow-motion (120fps) video recording, apart from an f/2.0 aperture, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with HDR+ and a f/2.0 aperture. It features a 2700mAh battery, with Quick Charge support providing up to 3.8 hours of charge in 10 minutes. It will be available in Carbon Black, Quartz White, and Ice Blue. A 32GB ($429) inbuilt storage variant will also be available.
The Nexus 5X and 6P also have USB Type-C on the bottom, which Marshmallow supports with additional charging modes like charging one device with another device.Both phones are also compatible with Google’s Project Fi, the company’s MVNO service. The fingerprint sensor is claimed to recognize a print in less than 600 milliseconds.
The Android 6.0 Marshmallow update will start rolling out to the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9, Nexus Player, and Android One devices from next week.