Two of the Google Nexus devices, the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P, have been the subject of much fanfare and enthusiasm all thanks to both handsets’ supercharged hardware performance, impressive features, the stock Android experience, and the search engine giant’s support. However, both devices are quite difficult to come by in some countries, with Australia being one of them. Thankfully, Google has finally announced that it has opened up pre-orders for both devices.
The prime successor of the well-received Nexus 5, the Google Nexus 5X made by LG, can now be pre-ordered from Google’s online store, JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, and Telstra through a postpaid subscription plan. The handset is priced at AU$479 (US$379) for the 16GB version while the 32GB variant retails for AU$559 (US$429).
As far as the specifications of the Google Nexus 5X go, there’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset running under its hood. It comers with a hexa-core processor while an Adreno 418 GPU is taking care of the graphics front. It sports a 5.2-inch Full HD display with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It has a 12.3MP primary shooter and a 5MP selfie snapper, and its battery is a beefy 2,700 mAh one.
On the other hand, the Nexus 6P, which is the successor of the Motorola-made Nexus 6, will be available from more stores including Google’s online store, Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi, Optus, Virgin Mobile Australia, and Vodafone. The Huawei-made Nexus 6P will be offered at AU$899 for the 32GB model, AU$999 for the 64GB variant, and AU$1,099 for the 128GB version.
Based on its design and hardware specifications, the Nexus 6P looks to be the more premium and expensive offering from Google currently. It comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810v2 chipset, an octa-core CPU and Adreno 430 GPU. There’s a 12.3MP camera at its back while there’s an 8MP selfie shooter on the front. It also features a 3,450mAh battery life.