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29/09/2015 14:39 BST | Updated 29/09/2015 14:59 BST

Google Nexus 5X And Nexus 6P: iPhone Rivals To Be Announced At 29 September Event

Google is holding a live event this evening where the company is expected to unveil two brand-new smartphones, the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P.

These two smartphones will be the first phones to run Google's new operating system Android Marshmallow and are firmly expected to be the main rivals by Google to Apple's new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

While Google hasn't officially announced either, we actually know quite a bit about both including the fact that the Nexus 5X will be made by LG and that the 6P will be produced by Huawei.

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Google surprised many earlier this year when it unveiled the Nexus 6, a Motorola-made smartphone that while excellent, was not the replacement for the critically-acclaimed Nexus 5 that many had expected.

To help prepare you for the event here's what we know so far:

Google Nexus Event Livestream:

Google will start streaming at 17:00 BST. There's no official word on where you'll be able to watch it yet but Google almost always streams its live events from here.

Google Nexus 5X

We know the Nexus 5X will be made by LG, we also know it'll probably sport a 5.2-inch Full-HD display. Knowing Google and LG the focus will almost certainly be on including high-quality and powerful components without throwing in a mountain of unnecessary bells and whistles.

nexus 5x

We're almost certain it'll come with a powerful Snapdragon 808 processor, along with at least 3GB of RAM so expect it to be nippy.

No word on the camera but after the Nexus 5 left us a little disappointed it's highly likely that LG will be looking to integrate some of the technology that was introduced on the excellent LG G4.

Leaked images have also suggested that the Nexus 5X will come with a fingerprint sensor on the back, a security feature that now appears to be standard across almost all of Apple's devices and is increasingly becoming prevalent on new Android devices.

nexus 5x

The best thing about the Nexus 5X however will be the price, and while it's unlilkely Google will be able to hit that £300 sweet spot it achieved with the last Nexus 5 you can almost guarantee that it's going to significantly undercut its flagship rivals.

Google Nexus 6P

Sadly less is known about Google's new 'phablet'.

We do know that it's being built by Huawei. We also know (thanks to this leaked render) what the 6P will look like.

The 6P is almost certainly going to replace Motorola's Nexus 6 as the company's flagship big-screen phone so expect a large 6-inch Full-HD display.

nexus 6p

To help keep everything running smoothly it seems highly likely that the 6P will come running either a 4 or 6-core processor which should make it blisteringly fast.

There have been reports that neither phone will come with a microSD card, and while that'll be sure to annoy Android die-hard fans it's likely that Google will try and supplement any shortcomings with cloud storage.