We already knew that the Nexus 5X would be a more affordable option when compared to last year’s Nexus 6. Now it seems that the Nexus 6P is also pushing affordability as one of its key selling points, at least according to a number of new leaks that have surfaced this morning ahead of the official announcement.
The Nexus 6P is expected to set US buyers back just $499, with the highest configuration (128GB) priced at just $650. That’s pretty impressive for an all-metal high-end flagship device. As for the Nexus 5X, all rumors indicate it will cost around $379.
Unfortunately for European buyers, the situation isn’t quite as rosy. European pricing tends to be higher due to import taxes and other related factors, but the premium here is way higher than anyone probably predicted. The Nexus 6P is will reportedly cost around 650 Euros for the base model, which translates out to about $729. That’s a difference of $229! The situation is similar with regards to the Nexus 5X, which will reportedly cost around 479 Euro for the base 16GB model. That translates out to about a premium of $158.
We have to wonder what Google was thinking here. In the past, Nexus phones have often cost more in Europe than in the US, but the gaps here are pretty massive. Missing features like OIS, wireless charging, and a few other things found in phones that offer similar prices in Europe, the latest Nexus family is probably going to be a much harder sell for those across the pond.
What do you think of the pricing, if all this proves accurate? Will you still buy the Nexus 5X or 6P in Europe or do these prices turn you off? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.