Android fans in Europe may finally get the opportunity to pre-order the new Nexus 6 next week, according to one handset distributor based in the Netherlands. Prices will reportedly start at €649 (approx. $810) for 32GB of storage, and the device is to begin shipping next month.
“We can not call it a surprise, but the distributor of the Nexus 6 in the Netherlands today as expected confirmed that the 32GB model will cost 649 euros,” Techtastic.nl reports. “Starting next week, it is possible to place a Nexus 6 pre-order and the unit in late November or early December will be delivered.”
Google and Motorola have already delayed Nexus 6 pre-orders in Europe, according to recent reports, with supply constraints that have made it incredibly difficult to get hold of to blame. However, it’s thought that November 18 will be the day Europeans finally get a chance to claim theirs ahead of the handset’s launch.
Those who want a 64GB device will have to pay €699 (approx. $872), Techtastic.nl claims. This matches up with the European prices that briefly appeared on the Play Store last week before Google pulled them down again, and it makes the Nexus 6 as expensive as rival flagships from the likes of Samsung, HTC, and LG.
In fact, the Nexus 6 is considerably more expensive than any of the Nexus handsets that came before it, but it’s by far the best, too. In addition to its massive 5.96-inch Full HD display, the device boasts the latest Snapdragon 805 processor from Qualcomm, 3GB of RAM, and a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera.
The Nexus 6 also sports a metal frame, and it’s the first smartphone to ship with Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google’s latest and greatest Android release.
If you’ve been eagerly anticipating the Nexus 6’s arrival in Europe, then, get your credit card ready for pre-orders in less than a week’s time.