Google Nexus 6P and 5X Australian release date and price
When will Google's latest Nexus Android phones arrive in Australia?
Google has announced release details for its two latest Nexus Android phones, the high-end Nexus 6P and the more budget-minded 5X. The 6P is the first Google Nexus model with an all-metal body.
Nexus-branded phones are popular because they generally receive Android updates much faster than phones from other manufacturers, and aren't dependent on those updates being tested by carriers first. Google says the phones will be released with Marshmallow, the latest (6.0) version of Android. Google sells the Nexus models through its online Google Play store.
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Get the most out your smartphone with Ultra HD photos and stunning 4K video resolution on a 5.7-inch display. With the Google Nexus 6P, 10 minutes of charge will give you hours of use. Order yours today.View details
Order Google Nexus 5X from Amazon US site
Smaller than the 6P, the Nexus 5X still boasts UHD photos and 4K videos in addition to the Nexus "imprint" fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C and everything else you know and love about Google's handsets.View details
The phones initially went on pre-order in the US, UK, Japan and Ireland, and as of 26 October they're now available for Australians to pre-order through Google Play. The Nexus 6P will sell for $899 (32GB), $999 (64GB) and $1099 (128GB) with general availability on November 3rd.
The Nexus 5X will also be available on November 3, with outright pricing at $659 for the 16GB version and $739 for the 32GB version.
The new Nexus phones will also be sold directly through retailers including Harvey Norman and JB Hi-Fi, again with expected availability on November 3rd. The Ice Blue Nexus 5X will only be available for outright purchase directly from Google Play or via contract with Telstra. JB Hi-Fi will offer a $50 trade-in for any working phone against the purchase of a Nexus 5X.
In terms of carriers, Telstra has scored an exclusive on the Nexus 5X, while the Nexus 6P will be ranged by Vodafone and Optus. Telstra will offer the 32GB Nexus 5X for $0 on a $70 per month plan. Vodafone will offer the 64GB Nexus 6P for $5 per month on an $80 Red plan. Optus will sell the 32GB Nexus 6P for $5 per month on a $60 plan. There are likely to be further plan iterations for those prepared for a larger upfront mobile price, or those who want more data included with their plans. We'll update with all the carrier plans once they're fully announced.
Here are the core specifications for the new 6P, which is manufactured by Huawei, and the 5X, which is manufactured by LG. Both phones incorporate a USB-C charger, which provides faster charging than the current micro-USB standard. Google says the 6P can offer up to 7 hours of use from 10 minutes of charging.
|Nexus 6P||Nexus 5X|
|Storage||32GB, 64GB or 128GB||16GB or 32GB|
|Processor||Snapdragon 810 64-bit||Snapdragon 808 v2.1 64-bit|
|Battery||3,450 mAh||2,700 mAh|
|Resolution||2560 x 1440||1920 x 1080|
|Purchase||Buy now on Kogan||Buy now on Kogan|