Google Unveils 2 New Nexus Phones

Nexus 6P and 5X bring new number/letter combos to Google's phone lineup.


Google revealed its Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X phones today during its live event. Both phones are now available for preorder.

The Nexus 6P, produced by Chinese manufacturer Huawei, is Google's "first, all-metal-body Nexus phone." The 5.7-inch aluminum phone comes with a Snapdragon 810 processor, a 12.3 MP camera, and can record 4K video.

The LG-produced Nexus 5X won't have the metal body of its sibling, instead having a rounded, plastic body. The 5.2-inch phone has a Snapdragon 808 processor pushing numbers around, and just like the 6P, it has a 12.3 MP camera capable of recording 4K video.

Both phones also include a new fingerprint sensor called "Nexus Imprint," along with Android Pay functionality. The Android Pay function is only available in the US, however.

The Nexus 6P will start at $499 and the 5X can be picked up for $379. Preordering through the Google store qualifies your for a 90-day subscription to Google Play Music, and US customers will also get a $50 Google Play credit.

You could use that credit toward Pokemon Go, which was recently announced for Android and iOS, and really, why wouldn't you?

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