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(Update: pre-orders now live!) Nexus 5X and 6P up for pre-order starting today
Original post: Today Google officially took the wraps off the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. For those interested in picking one up, you’ll be happy to know that pre-orders start today for those in the US, UK, Ireland, and Japan.
Unlike in past years, Google doesn’t plan to offer its phones directly via carriers in the US, in a model similar to what we are seeing from Motorola with the Moto X Pure Edition. In fact, while select international retailers will still offer the Nexus family, in the US the Nexus phones will be available only through the Google Store.
As for how much the phones will set you back? The Nexus 5X will start at $379 for the base 16GB model, with the 32GB variant priced at $429.99. The Nexus 6P is obviously a bit more expensive, thanks to its beefier specs and more premium design, with a starting price of just $500 for the 32GB variant. The 64GB model is $549, and the 128GB model with price at $649. Those who buy either model will also get 90 days of free Google Play Music, and those who pre-order will get a $50 Google Play card as an added perk.
Though pre-orders start from today for both models, the phones aren’t estimated to ship out until some time later in October (no exact date given just yet). What do you think, planning on picking one up? Let us know in the comments below. We’ll be sure to update this post as soon as the pre-order listing goes live!