Although leaks had spoiled the surprise ahead of the official announcement, there are now two new Nexus phones on the market with Google’s full backing. And with adjusted nametags which reflect their cutting edge status, buyers should have no trouble distinguishing them from their predecessors.
The Nexus 5X is the smaller and more affordable of the two, featuring a 5.2 inch display and coming with UK price tag of £339. It benefits from a USB-C port at the base which is capable of charging the device in roughly half the time of equivalent rivals, although older charging and syncing cables will not be compatible.
The Nexus 6P is a full blown phablet, featuring a 5.7 inch QHD display and a Snapdragon 810 chipset with 3GB of RAM. The 5X has the less impressive 808 hexa-core chipset and just 2GB of RAM, but then it is £110 cheaper than its stable mate.
Google does not manufacture its own phones and instead has relied on LG to build the 5X, while Huawei is responsible for the 6P. The former is a plastic-bodied device while the latter has a premium finish which is worthy of its flagship status. October release dates are anticipated for each.