If you were one of the many people that eagerly preordered the new Nexus 6P flagship Android 6.0 Marshmallow smartphone, we have some bad news for you. It appears that Google and the manufacturer of the Nexus 6P, Huawei, have encountered a few snags with production and will have to delay some shipments.
The Nexus 6P was originally slated to start shipping between October 27th and October 28th, but the unspecified delay has pushed shipments to the November 7th to November 14th timeframe. In an email sent to Nexus 6P early birds, the Google Store Team writes, “We have some not-so-great news: It’s going to take a little longer to get the 6P to you than we would have liked. We’re working hard to meet the strong demand we’re seeing for the color and memory size you ordered, and we promise it will be worth it! Rest assured that orders will still be shipped in the order that they were received.
“We’ll send you a notification as soon as it goes out the door.”
To make amends for the delay, Google is providing a $25 refund for customers that choose to keep their orders in place. The company notes that you can cancel your order at any time if this delay is just too much for you to handle.
The aluminum unibody Nexus 6P is powered by a Snapdragon 810 v2.1 processor and features a 5.7-inch QHD display. Other specs include a 12.3MP rear camera, 5MP selfie camera, dual speakers, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and a 3450mAh battery which is recharged via a bottom-mounted USB-C port. The Nexus 6P is priced at $499, so that $25 refund is small but much appreciated discount for the trouble of waiting a few more weeks for delivery.
Every Nexus 6P also comes with a free $50 Google Play credit and a one-month free trial of Google Play Music.