Google announced two new Nexus smartphones at its Sept 29 event, the LG Nexus 5X and Huawei Nexus 6P. Both smartphones will be available to purchase on the Google Store in late October, and you can pre-order them now.
The Nexus 5X starts at $380 for 16GB or $430 for 32GB. The Nexus 6P starts at $500 for 32GB, $550 for 64GB, or $650 for 128GB. The United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, and the United States will be the first four countries to sell the Nexus phones.
While Google didn’t confirm whether carriers will offer special deals on the Nexus phones, it did say the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P would work with all of the “major carriers” in the United States. It also didn’t confirm the date of release, but in the online store, Google states it’ll be 4-5 weeks before the new Nexus phones ship.
Google has not made any partnerships with carriers in the United States, but the new Nexus phones will be available on Project Fi, Google’s own MVNO carrier. Project Fi uses T-Mobile and Sprint networks, moving automatically to the best network depending on speed and reliability.
Nexus 5X and 6P customers will receive a three month subscription to Google Play Music for free as well – families can also purchase a $15 per month deal for the subscription service. In the United States, pre-order customers get $50 worth of free Google Play credit to sweeten the deal even more.
Google also unveiled a new warranty service for U.S. customers, called Nexus Protect. It offers two years of coverage for mechanical breakdown and two years of protection from accidental damage. It is available for $70 on the Nexus 5X or $90 on the Nexus 6P.
We’ll keep you updated on more news on how to buy a new Nexus phone here, as more partners announce deals.