With new Nexus and Chromecast announcements on the cards for tomorrow morning, the question of when can I get one and how much will they cost me is always on the tip of your tongue. Of course with Chris on the ground for the announcement, we have a better than average chance of getting some official information when it’s announced. But, in the meantime, Android Police has some rumours on timing and availability for the new Chromecast and both the Nexus 5X and 6P.
According to Android Police, both the Nexus phones to be announced tomorrow – the 5X and 6P – will go up for pre-order on the Google Store, but only in a limited set of countries.
The Nexus 5X will be up for pre-order in The U.S., UK, Korea, Japan, and Ireland for US$379.99 which they believe is the 16GB model. The Nexus 5X will also be available with 32GB of storage and should be around US$50-$100 more expensive. The Nexus 5X will be available in Black Charcol, White Quartz and of course the Ice Blue option.
The U.S., UK, Ireland, Canada, And Japan will be able to pre-order the Nexus 6P from tomorrow with pricing starting at US$499.99 for the 32GB model – but there will also be 64GB and 128GB models of the Nexus 6P available, but pricing hasn’t been hinted at for these, although a US$50-$100 price difference between models is expected.
The Nexus 6P will be available in four colours: Aluminum, Graphite, Gold and Frost, but thanks to a previous leak, the Gold model looks to be heading exclusively to Japan.
The new model Chromecast is expected to retain its US$35 price tag, which means it should show up here in Australia for the $49 price tag we’ve seen the original dongle sell at in retail stores. This dongle is expected to be available in the US from tomorrow – global, and specifically Australian release hasn’t been mentioned.
The only other tidbit is the colour options which we can see above which will be called Black, Lemonade (yellow), and Coral (pale pink/red).
Google’s rumoured – audio-only – Chromecast will also be up for pre-order tomorrow, but won’t be actually in hands or retailers until October according to Android Police. It too will cost US$35 – so expect to fork over $49 when/if it reaches Australia.
We have Chris on the ground in San Francisco ready to ask the availability and pricing questions, and while Google is generally quite tight lipped about these details, we hope to let you know these details as soon as we can.