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Google's new Nexus smartphones may be priced way lower than last year

Google's Nexus line will take a turn back toward affordability with the launch of two new smartphones tomorrow. According to Android Police, LG's Nexus 5X will start at $379.99. That's likely to be the 16GB model, so expect the more reasonable 32GB configuration to be priced higher. Even so, it's a major price cut compared to the Nexus 6, which launched at $649 unlocked.

Read next: The Nexus 6P review and Nexus 5X review.

Huawei's larger Nexus 6P will also reportedly see a lower starting price than Google's last Nexus; Android Police says it'll begin at $499.99 and go up depending on storage options. Huawei's seems positioned to be the "flagship" of the two Nexus phones and has the hardware specs to prove it. But LG's will be a nice choice for Android purists that couldn't deal with the super-sized Nexus 6 last year.

Preorders for both devices will open up beginning tomorrow, according to the report. But Android Police is noting that Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint do not plan to carry Nexus phones in stores this time around. (All four gave shelf space to Motorola's Nexus 6.) Instead, the Google Store will be your go-to destination for all things Nexus — though other retail options like Amazon and Best Buy might also be in the cards. We'll have the full story for you tomorrow live from Google's Nexus and Chromecast event.