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Google may well release the Nexus 5X and 6P on 29 September, as older Nexus 6 has been further discounted by as much as $180 in the USMotorola

Ever since Google announced it is holding a media event on 29 September, rumour mills have been suggesting that the internet giant could indeed launch two next-gen Nexus smartphones. So far, reports claim that the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, manufactured by LG and Huawei respectively, will be unveiled at the event.

However, as the Motorola-manufactured Nexus 6 smartphone released in 2014 has been given a further price cut in the US, it seems like the Nexus 5X and 6P could be launched at the event in San Francisco.

The Nexus 6 (bearing model number XT1103) has received a $180 (£118) discount and is available for $370. The device was earlier priced at $550. This carrier-unlocked variant of Nexus 6 is available in the US on Expansys.

The discount is applicable on the 64GB white variant of the smartphone. Similarly, the blue 64GB edition of the device is now available for $490 on Expansys.

Though not official, Google's Nexus 5X (by LG) and 6P (by Huawei) is said to feature the following key technical-specs. The LG edition is rumoured to be a smaller 5.2in handset, while the Huawei-built smartphone is speculated to be a pure flagship model. Both the devices would run Google's newest Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box.

LG Nexus 5X

  • 5.2in display
  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) operating system
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 SoC
  • 3GB RAM
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • USB Type-C connector

Huawei Nexus 6P

  • 5.5in or 5.7in display
  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) operating system
  • 32/64/128GB internal storage variants