Nexus 5X and 6P Australian pre-orders open, retail starts November 3

Australian Nexus fans are able to pre-order today, with the new handsets hitting shelves next month.
Written by Chris Duckett, Contributor

The pre-order wait for the latest Nexus handsets from Google is over for Australians, with consumers able to claim a device on the Play Store from Monday.

Google teamed up with Huawei for the larger 5.7 inch Nexus 6P, which will retail for AU$899 for the 32GB version, AU$999 for 64GB of storage, and AU$1099 for the 128GB edition on the Play Store.

Optus will carry the 32GB version, and have it available on its monthly AU$60 plus AU$5 repayment plans. Vodafone will sell the 64GB Nexus 6P on its monthly AU$80 plans with a AU$5 handset fee.

Outright purchasers will be able to pick up a 64GB Nexus 6P in-person from JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman from November 3.

For the LG-made Nexus 5X, its smaller capacity 16GB version will be available from the Play Store for AU$659, with its 32GB cousin retailing for AU$739. Google will offer the black, white, and blue coloured backs, but the online store will exclusively offer the white to Australian users.

Telstra is the only Australian telco to offer the 5X, and will not charge for a black or blue device on its AU$70 plan.

JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman will only offer the 16GB and 32GB 5X in black.

Both the 6P and 5X were launched at a Google event in September.

The full-metal body 6X arrives with a 5.7-inch 1440p display, an eight-core 1.9GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 with 3GB of RAM, a 3450mAh battery, a 12.3 megapixel rear camera, and an 8 megapixel front-facing camera.

The 5X packs a 5.2-inch 1080p display, a six-core 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 with 2GB of RAM, a 2700mAh battery, a 12.3 megapixel rear camera, and only a 5 megapixel front-facing camera.

Both phones are charged via USB Type-C ports, and have a fingerprint sensor on the back.

In the United States, the 6P tiers retail for $499, $549, and $649 respectively, while the 16GB and 32GB 5X are available for $379 and $429.

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