New Nexus 5X & Nexus 6P in photos

Google yesterday unveiled the new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. Here we reveal some facts about the new devices, and show off our original photography from the Nexus launch event. If you're not yet convinced you want one, you will be in a minute. Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P in photos.

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Google yesterday unveiled the new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. One is small and compact, and the other big and beefy, but both are beautiful new Google phones.

Over the following slides we reveal some facts about the new Nexus phones, and show off our original photography from last night's Nexus launch event.

If you're not yet convinced you want one of these new Google phones, you will be in a minute. Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P in photos. Also see: Nexus 5X vs Nexus 6P.

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Google yesterday unveiled the new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. One is small and compact, and the other big and beefy, but both are beautiful new Google phones.

Over the following slides we reveal some facts about the new Nexus phones, and show off our original photography from last night's Nexus launch event.

If you're not yet convinced you want one of these new Google phones, you will be in a minute. Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P in photos. Also see: Nexus 5X vs Nexus 6P.

The Nexus 5X is the smaller of these two new Google phones, with a slightly lower specification. As such, it's available from just £339 (16GB; £379 32GB), while the larger, higher-spec Nexus 6P costs from £449 (32GB; £499 64GB; £579 128GB).

Both phones are available to pre-order now from the Google Store and will ship in October.

The plastic Nexus 5X comes in Carbon, Quartz and Ice colours, while the aluminium Nexus 6P comes in Aluminium, Graphite and Frost.

You'll immediately spot some key differences in these phones' design, and that's not especially surprising since the Nexus 5X is made by LG and the Nexus 6P by Huawei.

The 147x72.6x7.9mm and 136g 5X is smaller than the 159.3x77.8x7.3mm, 178g Nexus 6P, which can be explained by the differences in screen size.

While the Nexus 5X has a 5.2in full-HD (1920x1080, 423ppi) screen with Gorilla Glass and an oleophobic coating, the Nexus 6P wows with a 5.7in Quad-HD (2560x1440, 518ppi) AMOLED panel. It swaps Gorilla Glass 3 for v4, but features the same oleophobic coating to fend off greasy fingerprints and smudges.

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From the outside, there are some similarities between the two new Nexus phones, however. Both feature a rear fingerprint scanner and the same 12.3Mp Nexus Camera with 1.55um pixels, f/2.0 aperture, IR Laser-assisted autofocus, a dual-LED flash and support for 4K video recording at 30fps. There's a faster Google Camera app, too.

At the front things are a little different on the photography front, with 5Mp on the Nexus 5X and 8Mp for the 6P.

Inside, the Nexus 6P continues to impress over the 5X. The 5X is fitted with a hexa-core processor, the 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, clocked at 1.8GHz and paired with Adreno 418 graphics and 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM.

But the Nexus 6P has much more power to hand, with an octa-core processor clocked at 2GHz, Adreno 430 graphics and 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM. This phone uses the second-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chip, which is also seen in the OnePlus 2.

Both new phones serve as the launch vehicles for Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which is now ready for consumers and will roll out to older Nexus devices in the next few weeks.

Nexus phones offer a pure Google experience, and are always first to receive updates to the operating system.

New in Marshmallow are several exciting features, and one that has particularly caught our eye is Now on Tap. This in essence makes Google Now available from any app.

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Android 6.0 Marshmallow builds in support for USB Type-C connections for data transfer and charging, too. This is a reversible and universal connection, and currently seen only in the new Apple MacBook, Chromebook Pixel, Nokia N1, Xiaomi Mi 4C and OnePlus 2.

Both Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P will feature USB-C in place of Micro-USB, and with support built into the operating system they will help to usher in a new generation of USB-C devices.

In terms of connectivity you'll find the latest dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, 4G LTE Cat 6, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GPS and GLONASS, and a digital compass.

Besides the USB-C port both phones also have a 3.5mm headphone jack, three mics and front-facing speakers (a single speaker in the Nexus 5X and dual in the 6P).

The Nexus 6P also has a slightly larger-capacity battery - 3,500mAh against the 5X's 2,700mAh - and both support fast charging.

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