Yesterday was a big day for Nexus fans everywhere, all of the leaks and rumored announcements came true, and the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P became a very real product launch. This marks the first time that Google has launched two Nexus smartphones in the same day, and compromises between the price of the original Nexus 5 and last year’s Nexus 6 quite nicely. Huawei’s Nexus 6P is packed full of tech and while it’s cut from the same cloth as the Nexus 5X, it’s built better and features a higher-resolution Quad HD 5.7-inch display. Of course, this also means that it’s more expensive than LG’s latest effort at a Nexus smartphone. Interestingly enough however, Huawei is selling the Nexus 6P on their own.
The GetHuawei website has been running in the US for a little while now, and is basically a way for customers to get their hands on Huawei devices without having to import them or wonder where they can get them from carrier stores. It’s an interesting approach from Huawei and one that hasn’t exactly took off like a rocket before now. The Nexus 6P however should be one device you consider buying directly from Huawei, because it’s available in an instalment plan without having to sign up to Project Fi, meaning you can slap that T-Mobile SIM card in there without a care in the world, and pay how you like. Another plus point is that Huawei doesn’t seem to be charging sales tax throughout the US as the Google Store does, but there are conflicting reports here.
Still, there’s no 128GB version of the Nexus 6P here, neither is there the Frost white version, and the offers from Google are exempt as well. So, there’s no option for Nexus Protect, no $50 Google Play credit and no 90-day Google Play Music All Access trial, either. Of course the Google Play Music trial could be something that all new Nexus devices activate in software, so this might be still available. Huawei’s store does also signal that a restocking fee might be applicable should you want to return the phone.
Either way, this is at least one more choice for those looking to get their hands on Huawei’s first Nexus, and we’re assuming the Chinese brand negotiated this after seeing Motorola was able to sell the Nexus 6 on their own as well.