T-Mobile has reportedly slashed the price of the Google Nexus 6 substantially. The phablet is now available for $100 less than its original retail price, making some wonder whether a new device is on its way.
International Business Times shared that the phone was originally released on Black Friday last year. Amazon started the price drop in April, and T-Mobile has not followed suit. While it is a substantial price drop, the Nexus 6 will still not be in the budget for some users. The 32 GB model is still priced as $549, which is much higher than some of Google’s previous phones. However, it is still at least cheaper than those available on Google’s own sites.
There is more good news for those buying the Google Nexus 6 phablet through T-Mobile. Unlike previous phones, customers will not be forced into a contract. The device will be available for operation on any carrier in the United States.
The Nexus 6 was available from November and was the first time the company took the single device route. Before then, Google and other companies offered smartphone and phablet devices. For example, Apple offered the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus for customers to cover a larger base. It has not seemed to deter too many people who prefer the Android devices over the iOS options. Despite the higher price for Google, the phone was still cheaper than other phones on the market from the likes of Samsung and Apple.
There are two options of the Google Nexus device available: either 32 or 64 GB devices. Both of them have seen the $100 price drop from T-Mobile. Other mobile carriers may follow, but it has not been confirmed yet. The phablet is available on all four other major carriers, including AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon.
Tech Times shared that there are payment plan options for those who prefer the contract. With a 24 month contract, customers can pay $22.91 per month without paying anything up front for the 32 GB option. The 64 GB version of the Nexus 6 is available for $24.99 per month for 24 months, again with no down payment. That can certainly make the phone more affordable for many.
It has led to some questions over whether companies are expecting a new Nexus device soon. It is unlikely since Google has not reduced the price of its flagship phone. Even then, a device to replace last year’s Google Nexus 6 model would not be expected until November of this year.