The Nexus 6P was, irrefutably, a success. Its entire stock was wiped out and Google had decided to stop producing anymore Nexus 6P devices.
It created large waves in the US but the Nexus 6P’s recognition was stifled within the borders of the country only. This was because Google had only made the device available in the country.
While the Nexus 6P remains successful only in the US, Samsung devices such as the Galaxy S7, S6 or the Note 5 were making headlines around the world, as revealed by AnTuTu.
But, not all hope is lost – at least for its successors. The search engine giant is in the midst of pushing not only the Nexus but also the Pixel brand into the international market with the help of its Project Fi carrier service.
Our international friends would finally be able to see why the Nexus 6P has been the highlight of many tech sites and forums.
The Project Fi, a developing carrier service since 2015, currently includes the infrastructure of T-Mobile, Sprint and US Cellular. T-Mobile has a strong international platform and it has managed to bring the Project Fi into about 120 countries. On top of that, Google has affirmed of a joint venture with Europe’s biggest carrier service, Three.
There is a downside to this, however. These devices will be costing far more in other countries due to conversion rates. Paying $10 for a GB of data may feel reasonable in this county but it may be expensive in other parts of the world.
It also doesn’t help that the Nexus 6P hasn’t received the sort of hefty permanent price cut enjoyed by the Nexus 5X. Given the exorbitant retail prices of the Pixel and Pixel XL, the 6P has become Google’s mid-range offering.
But it doesn’t feel that way to foreign buyers who believe that the 6P hasn’t gotten cheap enough, especially when there are similarly priced alternatives like the OnePlus 3 and ZTE Axon 7 which are newer, more powerful, and are able to approximate the kind of experience offered by stock Android.