Google and JB Hi-Fi cut Australian price of Nexus 5X, 6P by $100


news Google’s Nexus 5x and 6P are now available with a $100 discount in the Australian market, with both the company itself and retailers such as JB Hi-Fi applying the discount.

The Nexus 5X device, comes with a 5.2-inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor and 12.3MP rear camera with IR laser-assisted autofocus. The front camera comes in at 5MP. The Nexus 6P model features a larger screen and similar specifications. Both have been hailed as several of the landmark smartphones to be launched in 2015.

When Google first announced the launch of the Nexus 5X and its companion handset, the Nexus 6P, in September this year, the company applied a substantial additional cost for Australians buying its new handsets.

In the US the Nexus 5X was to start at US$379 (A$541) for the model with 16GB worth of storage. However, pricing leaked through the Australian Play Store at the time appeared to show that the Australian version of the handset will start at A$659 — a significantly more expensive price, even when the cost of Australia’s GST is factored in. It appears pricing on the 5X has since come down to the A$579 mark.

Similarly, Google’s Australian Play Store listed the Nexus 6P as starting from A$899, but in the US the same handset was to start at US$499 (A$712).

This week Google applied a $100 price cut to the 5X and 6P in Australia, meaning it will now start at A$479. The Nexus 6P will now start at $799.

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  1. Sigh… Two weeks after I bought one, natch…

    Ah, well, I’m enjoying using the 5X anyway. A nice upgrade from my Nexus 4.

  2. Talking to the sales staff at JB Hifi today it’s just a temporary promotion according to their info.

    So I guess if you want to take advantage do so soon. I considered it but I think I’m going for a Sony Z5 Compact instead when they drop Marshmallow.

  3. I ended up getting a LG G5 after looking at Australian pricing or the issues of getting an overseas 5X

  4. When I looked at the specs for the US version [], it appeared to not cover all the Australian bands? (I wish a dual-SIM Nexus had been released.)

  5. With AUD$1 currently under USD$0.70 the Nexus 5x is cheaper here AUD$475 (=around USD$335) than in the US USD$349 (= around AUD$499).

    And these numbers are even before you consider the US price probably doesn’t include sales ta, whereas the Australian price does include it.

    • Google avoids Australian tax by booking through Singapore so this price is essentially tax free for Google.

  6. Seeing as Google actively, openly and proudly avoid Australian tax – what’s the reason for the higher price?

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