Google Inc unveiled on Tuesday its new Nexus smartphones as well as its first tablet based on the Android operating system.
The launch of the phones, the Nexus 6P and the Nexus 5X, comes a day after Apple Inc reported record first-weekend sales of its new iPhones.
The Nexus 5X 16 GB model will be priced at $379, while the Nexus 6P 32 GB will cost $499, Google said at an event live-streamed on YouTube. (https://bit.ly/1KONWpc)
Google also said the new version of Android, called Marshmallow, will roll out to existing Nexus customers from next week.
The Nexus 5X is made by South Korea’s LG Electronics Inc and the Nexus 6P by China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.
Both phones feature Google’s new fingerprint sensor, Nexus Imprint, which is located on the back of the phone.
The phones are available for pre-order on the Google Store from a number of countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Japan.
The Pixel C tablet will cost $499 for the 32 GB model. The tablet can be bought with a detachable keyboard, which will cost $149.
The tablet will be available in time for the holiday shopping season on the Google Store.
Google also unveiled a redesigned version of its Chromecast device for streaming Web content to TVs and introduced Chromecast Audio, which plugs into speakers to stream audio over Wi-Fi.
Chromecast Audio, priced at $35, works with apps including Spotify, Pandora and Google Play Music.