While the Google Nexus 6 was offered directly through all major US carriers, the Nexus 6P has opted out of the carrier race in the US. Instead, the main source for buying the Nexus 6P is directly from the Google Store. Those who want to buy elsewhere, however, will have the option of getting it directly from Huawei’s online store.
As you’d imagine, the pricing is the same through Huawei as it is through Google, but there are a few things to note before deciding whether to turn to Huawei over Google for the purchase. First, Huawei isn’t offering the 128GB model or the white model in any storage configuration. You also don’t get Nexus Protect as an option, and only standard shipping (5 to 7 days) is available. Also worth noting, Huawei doesn’t seem to offer up the Google Play gift card or music benefits you get when buying from the Google Store.
On the plus side, shipping is free through Huawei, and while taxes are charged in 45 states by Google, Huawei only charges tax in a few (California, Illinois, and perhaps a couple others). Huawei also offers a financing plan that isn’t tied to any carrier.
To pre-order the Nexus 6P from Huawei, you’ll want to head on over to their website. How about it, planning on making the purchase? If so, will you be going through Google, Huawei, or are you waiting/hoping to see it make its way to a few other retailers before deciding whether or not to purchase?