If you’re one to believe the rumors, we’re just hours away from a multi-device Nexus launch, when Google could announce both the Nexus 6 smartphone and Nexus 9 tablet. While the idea of a Nexus phone pushing six inches, or a Nexus tablet without a widescreen display might seem odd to some Nexus fans, giving them pause before committing to a purchase, others will no doubt be jumping all over this hardware the moment it’s available. For those who do, what will they end up paying? Some possible pricing details have just leaked, and at least on the phone side, those shoppers might be in for a little sticker shock.
All this talk of Android Silver over the past year – even if the project’s not happening – has been priming us for higher prices from Nexus-like devices than we might have paid in the past. Well, GPe models notwithstanding. But now that new Nexus models look like they’re very much happening, what can we expect?
A retailer leak out of Germany puts the Nexus 6 base price at just about 570 EUR for 32GB (650 for 64GB). Taking into consideration that non-direct-Google sales are likely to be higher than Google’s own pricing, we could be looking at a Nexus 6 that sells from Google somewhere around $500. That would place it at a $150 premium over the Nexus 5 (or just $100 if we compare it against the 32GB Nexus).
The leaked Nexus 9 pricing is a bit easier to swallow, given here at nearly 400 EUR for the 16GB WiFi-only model (with prices going as high as 570 EUR for the 32GB LTE edition). Considering the Nexus 10 went for $400 in the States, that doesn’t sound too, too far off Google’s previous pricing strategy.
With a little luck, we’ll have official numbers just a little later on today.