Nexus 6 and 9 prices leak: suggests the times of affordable Nexus is over

Nexus 6 and 9 prices leak: suggests the times of affordable Nexus is over
Update: The Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 are official, and they indeed are no longer in the affordable price bracket. Take a look at the official 2014 Nexus prices here.

Google is expected to unveil the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 quietly, without any large press events today, and hours before the anticipated announcement, we’re seeing leaked prices for the Nexus 6 ‘Shamu’ and the Nexus 9 ‘Volantis’. 

For those expecting to see prices similarly low as on last year’s Nexus devices, this will be a cold shower: German retailers Media Markt and Saturn have listings showing prices only slightly below flagship levels for the two.

The Nexus 6 is listed with a starting price of 569 euro, way higher than last year’s Nexus 5 starting price of 399 euro at the same retailer. Note that last year, those retailers quoted prices 50 euro higher than those on Google Play, but even if the same scenario plays out this year, we’re still looking at a price of at least 500 euro (which usually translates into a retail price of $500 in the United States). While still not as expensive as a flagship smartphone, this is a hefty price tag when compared to Nexus prices from the last two years.

The Nexus 9, on its part, is listed with a starting price of 399 euro (which usually means that the U.S. price will be $399) for a basic 16 gig Wi-Fi-only model. A 32GB Nexus 9 will retail for 489 euro in Europe, and 32GB with 4G LTE goes for 569 euro.

This pricing puts the Nexus series in much more direct price battle with other Android flagships, as well as with Apple’s iPhones and iPads. Would you still buy a Nexus at that price?

source: Caschys Blog (translated)

Related phones

Nexus 6
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3220 mAh(24h talk time)
Nexus 9
  • Display 8.9" 1536 x 2048 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.6 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra K1, Dual-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 6700 mAh



1. antonioli

Posts: 200; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

This is not good.

8. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

Not good at all.

11. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

its a complete tsunami!!

32. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Are you kidding? This is cheaper than a Galaxy Note 4 or pretty much any true flagship. Google is going to get my money as soon as the preorder sites come up. This is going to be a GREAT day!

44. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Yeah & the Note 4 is much better!

65. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yeah... Much better how? The only major differences are the S-Pen & Camera... Other than that, they are the same phone, only the Nexus has a larger 5.9" screen.

66. Alantef

Posts: 288; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

I would never say something is much better when its running touchwiz compared to something that's pure android

70. designerfx

Posts: 76; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

I disagree. Price is such a high jump that I don't see these products selling anywhere.

47. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Anyone saying "you must be crazy to think you can get those specs with bargain prices" must have forgotten about the 2014 Nexus!

62. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

This is the 2014 Nexus. All these people seem to forget that until the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7, that the Nexus devices cost about the same as competing phones. The Nexus1, Nexus S, and Galaxy Nexus were not cheap devices. That trend started with the N7.

63. michaelny2001

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

If that is the case i guess we gotta switch to the chinese phones for 150 on amazon. I like the Nexus line, but damn... i refuse to pay more for a phone than a decent HP Envy.

2. apurb.lal

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 17, 2013

Price is a bit steep.. Looking forward to Nexus 9, hope they price it under 35k in India.. And google, plzz release it already,, been waiting like anything...

3. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014


4. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014


5. irbaaz

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

So you are motivating me to become rich, so I can afford it.....

6. Hatshipuh

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Whoever thought, that the price will stay low while racking up specs like QHD and a processor that isn't even on most other flagship devices yet, lack a sense for reality. I'm hesitant though because of the size.

28. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Yeah. The price is not the problem for me; it's the size of the phone.

36. Klamba92

Posts: 212; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

Its a bit of both for me mainly the size of the phone but yh the specs are better than anything else right now so the pricing may be justified. As the pricing is more in line with the competition and its not the great off contract phone anymore. So back to contracts for me! :(

35. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Excellent post. People are CRAZY to think a phone of this magnitude will be cheap, price wise. The size will NOT be an issue. I have a Galaxy Note 3 & you get used to the size fairly quickly. +1

40. Jommick

Posts: 221; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Agreed, I love the rumored specs, and this cost doesn't surprise me at all. The size shouldn't be an issue either if it has a form factor similar to the moto x, seeing as that phone crams a 5.2" screen into a size comparable to the iPhone 6 and its 4.7" screen. tl;dr - Motorola makes big things fit in tight places

42. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yes from what I have been reading the 5.9" 1440p screen will fit in a smaller body than the iPhone 6 Plus, that has only a 5.5" 1080p screen. So you are correct when saying "Motorola makes big things fit in tight places" lol +1

50. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I bought the Moto X 2014 and it's a little too big for my taste. It would be perfect with a 5" screen in the same form factor.

37. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

yeah, because Nexus 4 & 5 had underwhelming specs when they were out *facepalm*

57. Bjray

Posts: 199; Member since: May 29, 2014

No, but they did leave out some monster specs to save cost & not cannibalize the market. Battery and camera being the two.

61. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Battery capacity was as big as Sony's and HTC's flagship devices, while slightly behind Samsung's. Both the N4 and N5 camera were Sony's latest sensors. Infact, Nexus 5 camera was among the first to feature OIS I believe?

71. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

Then why is the camera so aaverage on the N4 and N5?

67. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

When the Nexus 5 was released it was the first of the mainstream phones to come out with the snapdragon 800 chip and it was still affordable.

7. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

I agree it would have been better two offer two sizes of the phone

9. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

More reason to buy ipad??

56. Animorphed

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

There is never a reason for this...

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