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.