Google's Nexus 5X, 6P go on sale at major Australian telcos next week

Telstra, Optus and Vodafone each land a Nexus phone

The LG Nexus 5X

The LG Nexus 5X

The first smartphones to run Google’s Android 6.0 go on sale at major Australian carriers and retailers next week.

Telstra will be the only carrier to offer the LG-manufactured 5X on a post-paid plan starting from $70 per month.

Rivals Vodafone and Optus will offer the Huawei-manufactured 6P. Postpaid pricing for the 64GB variant offered by Vodafone starts at $85 per month, while Optus is stocking the 32GB variant at a monthly price of $65.

The smartphones can be purchased outright from JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman and the Google Play store. Pricing starts from $659 for the LG Nexus 5X and $999 for the 64GB Huawei Nexus 6P.

Features introduced to the Android ecosystem by the smartphones include a finger scanner, 12.3 megapixel cameras versed in low-light photography and a next-generation USB-C port.

Huawei's device headlines the range. It is the first Nexus smartphone to have an aluminium body and it solidifies Huawei’s standing as a competitor in the premium end of the market.

It is the larger of the two with a 5.7-inch, 1440p display, and is powered by an octa-core CPU, 3GB of RAM and 3450 milliamp-hour (mAh) battery.

The 5X marks LG’s third collaboration with Google on a Nexus smartphone. It has a 5.2-inch, 1080p display, and is powered by a hexa-core CPU, 2GB of RAM and a 2700 mAh battery.

The Nexus 5X and 6P will go on sale next week on 3 November. Below are full pricing details for both smartphones.

Huawei Nexus 6P carrier and retailer pricing
Huawei Nexus 6P carrier and retailer pricing
LG Nexus 5X carrier and retailer pricing
LG Nexus 5X carrier and retailer pricing

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