Nexus devices are mostly known for their up to date software and their affordable prices, but this year Google added 2 new devices to its basket of products which are far away from being affordable. Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 are the new Nexus devices and are expected to compete against Galaxy Note 4 as the best phablet out there and iPad Air 2 as the best tablet you can find, respectively.
Since Google (and also carriers) has just begun taking orders (and pre-orders) for both Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, in this AW Center article we show you when and where you can get the very first Android devices which run Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Before getting started, let’s just take a quick look at Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 general specifications:
Motorola Nexus 6 General Specifications:
- 159.3 x 83 x 10.1 mm, 184 g
- 5.96 inches, AMOLED, 1440 x 2560 pixels
- 3GB of RAM, 32/64GB of internal storage (No memory card supported)
- Quad-core 2.7 GHz Snapdragon 805
- 13MP / 2MP Main and Front Cameras, Dual-LED flash, OIS
- Android 5.0 Lollipop
- LTE, NFC, Wireless Charging (Qi-enabled), barometer...
- Non-removable Li-Po 3220 mAh Battery
HTC Nexus 9 General Specifications:
- 228.2 x 153.7 x 7.9 mm, 425 g (Wi-Fi) / 436 g (3G/LTE)
- 8.9 inches, IPS LCD, 1536 x 2048 pixels
- 2GB of RAM, 16/32GB of internal storage (No memory card supported)
- Dual-core 2.3 GHz Nvidia Tegra K1
- 8 MP / 1.6 MP Main and Front Cameras, LED Flash
- Android 5.0 Lollipop
- Stereo speakers, NFC, Wi-Fi Direct…
- Non-removable Li-Po 6700 mAh Battery
Now let’s see where to find these 2 new Nexus devices in the States, and how much it costs you:
As mentioned earlier, the latest iteration of Nexus phones is not affordable at all and if you are willing to buy the unlocked version directly from Google Play Store, you’ll need to pay $649 for the 32GB model and an extra $50 to double to memory.
Verizon has not announced anything official.
U.S. Cellular has not yet revealed the launch plan.
The best and yet cheapest place to find Nexus 9 is Google Play Store, where you can find the 8.9-inch tablet for $399 (16GB Wi-Fi model). The 32GB Wi-Fi model is also available to purchase for $479, and the LTE version with 32GB of memory will be available soon and costs you $599.