Nexus 5X & Nexus 6P Pricing Info Leaked Prior To Launch
We’re just a bunch of hours away from the official Nexus release and announcements, and the last set of leaks have started flowing in, giving us a complete and clear picture of what we can expect regarding the new Nexus.
First up, Android Police has managed to score a few exclusive pieces of information regarding the pricing of the new Nexus.
According to AP, the Nexus pair will only be available via Google’s Online Store. This may come as step back from recent Nexus as the new Nexus phones will no longer be available for purchase from carrier stores in the USA, even though both of the new Nexus will support all major carriers. We just hope that people can actually buy the devices online and not simply end up with out-of-stock frustration and months of waiting for availability.
Next up is the detail regarding micro-sd card support on the Huawei Nexus 6P. We earlier reported that the 6P may feature a micro-sd card slot, based on information obtained from FCC documents. As it turns out, AndroidPolice refutes such a claim through information obtained via “multiple sources”. On one hand, a micro-sd card slot would tie in nicely with the improvements that Android Marshmallow brings to the table, but on the other, Nexus devices traditionally do not come with a micro-sd card slot so it would have been a break from convention if the Huawei Nexus 6P came with it.
Now, for the juiciest tidbits, the pricing!
The LG Nexus 5X allegedly starts off at $379.99. Taking an educated guess, this could be the price of the 16GB base model, with the 32GB model adding on some more dollars. AndroidPolice says that the 5X will be up for pre-order starting September 29th itself, but will be limited to USA, UK, Ireland, Korea and Japan. For specifications, the Nexus 5X will feature a 5.2″ 1080p display and a Snapdragon 808 chipset as well as a USB Type C port.
The Huawei Nexus 6p, on the other hand, will start off at $499.99. Again, this would be for the base 32GB storage option for the phone. There will also be 64GB and 128GB variants, but as is the general market trend, these will be more expensive. again, pre-orders for this will go live on September 29th itself in USA, UK, Ireland, Korea and Japan. The Huawei Nexus 6P will feature a 5.7″ WQHD AMOLED display and Snapdragon 810 as well as a USB Type C port.
All in all, the Nexus phones continue to ride along on the hype bandwagon. These specs and prices listed are still leaks, so we have to wait for the official announcement tomorrow to see how true these were. Nonetheless, both the Nexus are shaping up to be decently competitive devices.
What do you think about the new Nexus? Are you satisfied with the alleged pricing, or did you expect more bang-per-buck? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
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