Pricing for Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P leak out, pre-orders expected to begin tomorrow

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Ahead of Google’s big event tomorrow, details on how much you can expect to pay for LG and Huawei’s new Nexus phones have leaked.

According to Android Police, the LG Nexus 5X will start at $379.99, while the Nexus 6P will start at $499.99. Those prices are likely for the models with the least amount of storage, which is 16GB for the 5X and 32GB for the 6P. The 5X is expected to also be available with 32GB of storage while the 6P will offer 64GB and 128GB, but pricing on those models isn’t yet known.

The pricing of Google’s last two Nexus phones varied quite a bit, with the Nexus 5 starting at $349 and the Nexus 6 carrying a starting price of $649. It looks like Google is leaning toward the more affordable side of things with its new Nexus phones, which is exciting news for anyone interested in the new Nexuses. And based on the specs that’ve leaked for the two new phones so far, these leaked prices seem extremely reasonable.

Perhaps even more exciting than this pricing news is that Google is expected to begin taking pre-orders for both phones after tomorrow’s announcement. It’s said that the new Nexus phones will only be available online this time around, so you may not be able to get one from your friendly neighborhood T-Mobile store, but you should be able to just order one from Google and pop your T-Mo SIM in when it arrives.

Sources: Android Police (1), (2), (3)

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  • Aurizen

    And yes it is band 12… and you can use Project Fi

    • TaekwonJoe

      Can that be said with all certainty? Is there something you could site as a source? I would love to pre-order, but I really need confirmation of 700MHz on Band 12.

      • besweeet

        I don’t think we’ve seen any somewhat-major phone releases this year that didn’t include band 12 LTE.

        • Bradley John

          Moto X Pure

        • besweeet

          It’s technically there. Just no VoLTE (like the new Moto G).

        • This is the question. Without VOLTE, band 12 is not very relevant.

        • TaekwonJoe

          Thanks for the info. My family really needs that connectivity as we don’t live within a densely populated area.

          So the new Motos don’t support VoLTE. Other than the shortly announced Nexi, any new $350 & up phones support band 12 700mhz with VoLTE?

        • besweeet

          $350 and up? All of the latest T-Mobile-sold flagships support band 12 and VoLTE. All of the band 12 phones on T-Mobile’s site support VoLTE as well, as it’s a requirement of theirs (and why Motorola’s new phones had band 12 retracted from their spec sheet after launch).

      • besweeet

        According to the FCC, there is band 12. Whether or not it will be enabled is still another question.

      • Aurizen
  • PC_Tool

    Google just lost a lot of T-Mo customers expecting to be able to Jump! to the next Nexus.

    • D_Wall__

      You can, You just have to do it online.. Thats my plan.

      • Stephen Meyer

        ???

      • PC_Tool

        Everything I have seen leads me to believe that these will only be sold from Google.

        As for doing it “online”, JoD can only be used in-store last I checked.

        So while that may work for users of the older Jump! plans (if they sell them, and I highly doubt they will), it definitely won’t work for JoD users.

      • Someguy

        How are you able to Jump when you need purchase the phone directly
        from Google? I’m pretty sure they are not going to accept EIP and what there money up front.
        Unless I’m missing sumthing.

        • D_Wall__

          Tmobile has sold the Nexus 4,5 and 6 in stores. They also work with ProjectFI. I doubt it will be an issue. My buddy is a local TMO Manager and says he expects stock soon.

    • Philly Jim

      yeah that was my plane going down in flames ………..

    • You don’t want to use Jump or EIP on Nexus phones. There’s a huge cost difference between buying from Google unlocked, and buying the locked Tmo version. You would think Tmo would sell it at MSRP or even a little cheaper, but it always cost $50-250 more.

      • PC_Tool

        At launch, there is no difference in price between the two. (At least, there was not on the Nexus 6…)

        • Nexus 6 was a bit of an anomaly. Not only was it overpriced, it was pushed in retail quite a bit.

        • PC_Tool

          *shrug*

          Doesn’t really matter now, does it? :)

        • williejackbrainer

          Nexus 6 retail price is a great number. I think $320.00 is the cheapest I’ve seen it.

        • skywalkr2

          It started at $700 or so.

      • skywalkr2

        Also Jump is really a money making scheme. $120 a year an $180 deductibles. You are losing by using Jump.

  • Mike G.

    Whelp, I was holding out hope on the new Nexus 6P, but I don’t have that type of cash to drop on a phone. Sorry Google, bad move not releasing to store fronts. Sales will most likely be very slow….Note 5 it is I guess….

  • David

    Is Nexus 5x officially supported on T-Mobile with Wi-Fi calling? Will T-Mobile be selling it and does it qualify for T-Mobile’s payment plan or jump on demand stuff?

    • Sugar Shane

      Did you even read the post? The phones will only be available online, that means the carriers will not have them in store.

      • AJ2

        They should at least make a deal with one retailer. People like touching and seeing a phone up close

  • Bryan Pizzuti

    No WiFi calling…

    • Tea

      Marshmallow has WiFi calling built in

      • Bryan Pizzuti

        Says who?

        • PC_Tool

          Anyone who’s used the preview…

        • Philly Jim

          I have a nexus 6 running Marshmellow for over a month now and wi fi caling works fine….

        • Ky

          Says the people that has actually used it? Very old news.

      • scb1898

        Correct. I’ve used it on the M Preview.

    • D_Wall__

      Remember when the Nexus 6 was supposed to get it also..

      • Bryan Pizzuti

        The Nexus 6 only got it because T-Mobile was carrying it in-store. And it was (and is) special code, not part of AOSP.

        • Ky

          It has been part of AOSP for a good 3 to 4 months now.

    • DKBNYC

      T-Mobile Wifi calling has been confirmed.

      • Will

        Nothing has been confirmed. It is simply a rumor at this point. But most likely it will be a separate firmware and radio similar to what you do with the Nexus 6. But since Nexus devices are for developers, it is not a problem to switch the firmware and radio.

    • Ky

      Nexus phones have had wifi-calling for a while now. Been using it myself. Stock Nexus.

  • Bklynman

    Only going by what I read on here,not too many people are fan’s of Huawei,within 6 months the price of this phone will be down maybe by $200.00? Or more.
    Why Google pick them I will never know. All these comments about what happens to our data,phone calls,text,etc. Give up your internet,get rid of your facebook page,all other soical media,get rid of your email address,delete everything you can,give up your credit cards,etc. Then after doing all that,move. Never go online ever again.
    If they went with Blu,at least they are made in the USA,don’t know about the parts they use.

    • PiCASSiMO

      Blu phones are made from the same country that Huawei phones come from: CHINA. Blu has a distribution/head quarters in Miami, FL. Just like Apple has head-quarters in Cupertino, CA, but their phones are made in China (via Foxconn).

      • Bklynman

        Thanks guys,didn’t know that about the Blu phones being made in China,knew about Apple.

    • wezi427

      Blu products are rebranded Chinese phones.

  • D_Wall__

    This is my Next… Finally…

  • timmyjoe42

    Is it Nexuses or Nexi? hahaha

  • joseph

    how does wifi calling work with these since they aren’t t-mobile phones?

    • David

      My question too. Isn’t WiFi calling a specific setting for each carrier and different carrier uses different settings?

      • SirStephenH

        Yep. The carriers really f***** things up.

    • NexusPhan

      Excellent question I imagine it’s the same as the Nexus 6 – Google working directly with T-Mobile to get the necessary code and certification. That’s the only way it’s possible, really.

      • williejackbrainer

        Agree, and if T Mobile offers this phone it will have WiFi calling. There was an article about having future phones coming with WiFi baked in or having an update to unlock the feature.

        • NexusPhan

          It’s been baked in since 5.1.1 and on Android M previews. It still doesn’t work on the Nexus 5 with either of those builds. It absolutely requires working directly with T-Mobile and their implementation of the WiFi calling standard.

        • Rob

          Doesn’t work on either of my 6s either. One is rooted, the other is bone stock.

    • Rob

      I have two T-Mobile branded Nexus 6 devices, one stock and one not. Neither has ever connected to WiFi calling. I wouldn’t hold my breath.

      • Ordeth

        go in to settings and turn it on n00by

        • Rob

          I have turned it on in settings on both phones, tried it rooted and unrooted, tried it on M, the works. It does not work on my phone or my roommate’s stock LYZ28E that has never been touched. I’m quite far from a “n00by” thank you.

        • skywalkr2

          Every time I post here that Nexus 6 wifi calling is a disaster someone super butt hurt comes along to rain wrath down on the comments. I can only assume they must be the bad programmers that screwed it up.

      • skywalkr2

        Same here. I connect Sometimes, but over 50% it will not connet.

    • Will

      On the Nexus 6, it has to be running the T-Mobile specific firmware for Wifi Calling to work. On the Marshmallow preview, there is only one ROM. So we won’t know until October 5th when the factory stock builds are released whether or not Wifi Calling will be universal or still be part of a T-Mobile specific build like is on the current Nexus 6 running 5.1.1.

      Fortunately it is a Nexus device. So changing the firmware is easy for most developers.

  • JTrip

    Who’s ready for another Nexus launch disaster?

    • NexusPhan

      I didn’t have a single problem with the 5 or 6 at launch. Received my phones quickly with no trouble ordering.

      • Gavin Varitech

        Same here. I got my Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013) both at launch and they’ve been kicking butt till this day!

        • NexusPhan

          Just ordered my Nexus 6P. Absolutely no problems, again. 2 weeks until it ships.

        • skywalkr2

          You hope.

        • NexusPhan

          October 30- November 3rd is my delivery estimate with ground shipping. Not bad for a pre-order, I guess. They delivered a week early two years ago with my Nexus 5. I’m not even remotely worried.

    • AJ2

      Apple

  • Ascertion

    No OIS, wireless charging, or SD card. What gives? And the 5X only comes with 2GB of RAM…and starts with 16GB internal. Watch out! There’s a Moto G competitor…at twice the price!

    • Not a viable competition at twice the price.

    • 0neTw0

      SD cards will never be on a Nexus Device. They stopped after the One. As far as OIS and wireless charging. I am with you. Those things need to be staples in the Nexus line.

      • Ordeith

        How do those features help with Google’s primary goal of collecting private data? Wireless charging? OIS? how do you monetize that to the advertisers that make up over 90% of Google’s revenue?

        • Mordeth

          every company collects data and has been for years. They bundle the data and sell it to other companies. Google just does it better.

        • Ordeith

          Google does it more (much more). I doubt that is “better”.

  • I’d love it if the 5X would cost the same as the first 5, $350. At $380, it costs about the same as very good phones, like the recent Motorola releases. I’ll wait to see its feature set.

    Too bad that the hotspot doesn’t work on BYOD phones on Metro PCS.

  • williejackbrainer

    I’m going to hold off on getting the new Nexus 6P until next year. If units aren’t moving hopefully they will drop the price a bit. I have the Nexus 6, not really in a rush to get a new phone just yet. Also, this is a leak (rumors) just wait to the it’s official before making an impulse decision.

    • I was kind of thinking of doing that too. I wanted it to be available with T-Mobile, so I can have a reason to use my score. Right now, I’m between the Blackberry Priv and the Nexus 6p. I need more information about the Venice before I can make a confidence decision. I’m sure the Priv will be available for T-Mobile, since it mentioned availability on all carriers. If I get the 6p, I want the 128GB version.

  • Paul Garrison

    Only from the play store? Count me out.

    • bakgwailo

      Why? That is how all Nexus phones have been.

      • thepanttherlady

        Nexus 4, 5 and 6 are all available or have been available to purchase at T-Mobile.

        • bakgwailo

          AFIAK, the initial preorder/etc have always been via the Play Store and they were later released to say TMobile and others. Besides, the Play Store has always had the cheapest price on them – TMobile always added a little extra on top (sometimes a lot extra).

        • thepanttherlady

          The article states:

          “It’s said that the new Nexus phones will only be available online this time around…”

          Based on that, and if true, they will lose some customer’s who want to use EIP etc. through their carrier.

        • skywalkr2

          Also wifi calling… I cannot make calls in my house aside from wifi calling. However since my Nexus 6 never holds wifi calling … i guess it doesn’t really matter.

  • AJ2

    They’ll probably have options of Google Fi service so you pay for data you use & get refunds on what you don’t. Tmobile is one of networks Fi uses

  • Will

    No OIS
    No Wireless charging
    Only 2GB of RAM

    No thanks. These phones are a step down from the Nexus 6.

    • pseudoswede

      RAM is fine. But the other two are dealbreakers. I will reserve judgement about wifi calling until there is confirmation from T-Mobile.

      • bakgwailo

        OIS sure – but really wireless charging is a deal breaker? Its basically a very inefficient gimmick…

        • Will

          How is it a gimmick? You put your phone down on the charging pad and it charges while the phone is not being used. I have them all over the house because they are like $11 on Amazon.

          Definitely a deal breaker for those that have moved on to modern ways.

        • Paul Rivers

          I agree with you, no OIS is a huge letdown. On a cell phone it’s insanely useful.

          Don’t care about wireless charging personally.

    • steven berson

      Might as well get the moto x pure for $20 more. You get a 2k display, 3 gig ram, and bigger battery. They should of priced this at $299 for 16gb and $349 for 32gb.

    • HiiPOWERuser

      Bruh how is the 6P a step down? No wireless charging… so what iPhone’s don’t either. 2 GB of ram is for the 5x… the 6P will have at least 3. 12.3 megapixel camera with great low light performance will also be at the nexus 6. Snapdragon 810 vs. 805… another upgrade. Metal unibody minus the finger print magnet… another…

      The Nexus 5x is in every way better than the Nexus 5.

      I’m missing your point

      • Will

        Nexus phones are phones for developers to showcase new technology. They are not supposed to be budget phones.

        The loss of wireless charging is a big deal, especially since Google promotes itself as being a wireless future company. Just look at their hub. I cannot even remember what it was like to plug in my phone. Plugging your phone in to charge is like using a dialup modem to connect to the Internet. Time to move forward, not backwards.

        And really the 810 is not that much of a performance increase from the 805. I will admit that I wished the Nexus 6 had a fingerprint scanner. But we will see how well that works in 6 months. People are already starting to have problems with the fingerprint scanner on the OnePlus 2.

        It just feels that Google went for a budget phone on both sizes.

        It should have had specs that are at least as good as the Galaxy S6, not worse. By Christmas you will be able to buy that phone for the same price as the Nexus and clearly the Galaxy S6 is the better of both of these phones.

        Google didn’t come into the fight swinging. They are covering their face and hoping not to get hurt to bad before pretending to fall to the ground this round.

        I will stick with my Nexus 6 until they come out with a real Nexus phone.

        • williejackbrainer

          I agree with you that Nexus phones are for developers to showcase their new technology. However, I’m more concerning with all over experience. I’m not in dire need for wireless charging at this time. I do not see the immediate need for it. I’m sticking with the Nexus 6 as well. I’ve gotten use to the size and I love it when I watching shows on Netflix.

        • Chris Fisher

          I somehow missed (maybe I just assumed it would be there) that there was no wireless charging. I’m going to skip the 6P for sure. I have the original JUMP! and after switching phones every 6 months since I’ve been on it I am going to stay with the Nexus 6. I’ll save my $10 a month. I like the size, WiFi Calling (which is another requirement for me based on the signal in my house) and wireless charging.

        • skywalkr2

          Yep. I cancelled Jump as well. Not hard to give up the $180! deductibles of the existing Jump.

    • Nick Ramacciato

      and a step down from the original Nexus 5.

      • Ascertion

        Nearly every spec is better than the Nexus 5 2013 model.

        • Will

          Except for the specs that are missing. That’s the definition of a step down.

        • Nick Ramacciato

          Nah, you’re wrong

        • Ascertion

          What a compelling argument. Okay you’re right.

        • Nick Ramacciato

          Thanks.

  • Nick Ramacciato

    Very disappointed with this.

    • bakgwailo

      so disappointing to get a Nexus for under $400.

      • steven berson

        I know right it is disappointing. For $20 more you get the moto x pure. So much better!

        • Paul Rivers

          While I’d love for the Moto X Pure to be better, right now there’s no Band 12 and no wifi calling, so it’s much worse.

      • Nick Ramacciato

        are you stupid? the original Nexus 5 is better than this terrible display of “progression”. gtfo dude.

        • bakgwailo

          lol, moron. Hey look at the reviews – they all are calling you an idiot. Carry on though, mouth breather.

  • jralphroman

    Damn will it have wifi calling support like the Nexus 6?

    • williejackbrainer

      Should T Mobile offer this phone through their in-store and online store, the answer is yes.

      • TechHog

        It’s play store exclusive

  • AnthonyRyan89

    Why would Google do this. Sell this phone only on the Google Store, I really hope tomorrow they say other wise that the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X will be sold on the carriers online stores.

  • HiiPOWERuser

    Band 12 support?

    • williejackbrainer

      Yes

      • Will

        It may have Band 12 but it is only a guess as to whether you will get to use it for VoLTE at launch. Just having Band 12 is not a guarantee that you will get to use it on T-Mobile. Look at the OnePlus 2 as an example for having Band 12 but no VoLTE at this time. And really, if there is no VoLTE on Band 12, then it might as well not have Band 12 on T-Mobile.

        • williejackbrainer

          If it does not have it out of box, I’m sure there will be an update to fix that.

        • Will

          Of course. But do you really want to wait to use the phone on your network? Let me just put the box aside and wait 3-4 months.

  • williejackbrainer

    Just read this years Nexus will not be sold through carriers on through Google Store. I’m surprised by that. “The LG Nexus will come in two storage capacities: 16GB and 32GB, and will be available to pre-order from today with prices starting at $379. As previously rumored, you’ll only be able to snag one direct from Google, your carrier store will not be stocking this year’s pure Android phones”.

  • Paul Garrison

    I guess I’ll have to go with another phone now. That decision really sucks.

  • take the good person test

    Not being a T-Mobile carrier phone kind of eliminates those on “legacy” JUMP programs from doing a swap. There of course are other ways to do something about it. Pay off and sell or keep current phone. My idea would be to JUMP to a cheap Android phone, pay it off and dump the JUMP altogether. Then get a Nexus with the warranty program.

    • aptalca

      I’m on the same boat. I switched to T-mobile right before they changed the legacy JUMP. But they never have the phones I want.

      I’m thinking about jumping to the cheapest phone possible ($60?), and then switching to Project Fi. It’s cheaper and has better service. Wi-fi calling also works with the new Nexuses (Nexii?)

  • ron s

    not being sold by carriers if very bad decision…..

  • Harry Bunting

    My ole Nexus 5 works just fine but it does not have the “chips” to work on Verizon so it only works on AT&T and T-Mobile. Does anyone know if the new 5X or 6P has all the right stuff.

  • aptalca

    Not cool!! I switched to T-Mobile primarily for JUMP right before they switched to the new version. I was looking forward to getting a new phone every 6 months, and getting phones with the latest updates and unlocked bootloaders. But none of the phones I want are on it. No Motorola phones, and now no Nexus 5X. All they have are iphones and Samsungs (with an LG G4 thrown in). I got the G4, it’s OK, but bootloader locked. Left a bad taste. So much for new phones every 6 months. I ended up using a Moto X I already owned for a year and a half before finally getting the G4.

    I’m considering switching to Project Fi. It’s cheaper and the service should be better (since Sprint is also available).