Google slashes Nexus 6P price for Valentine’s Day promotion; gadget also available on Best Buy

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Undated handout photo of the Google Nexus 6P. REUTERS/GOOGLE/HANDOUT

The Google Nexus 5X received a permanent price cut of US$30 (AU$43) earlier this month, and with Valentine’s Day coming up, the search giant has dropped the price of its larger phablet Nexus 6P by US$50 (AU$71) on the Google Store.

The Matte Gold version of the Nexus 6P is now available for US$449 (AU$638) for the 32GB unit and US$499 (AU$709) for the 64GB storage model, which were previously priced at US$499 (AU$709) and US$549 (AU4780) respectively.

This promotion will run for a limited period of time. The Valentine’s Day special deal for Google's Nexus 6P will be valid through Feb. 14, confirmed a company spokesperson to The Verge.

If Matte Gold is not your thing and you wish to buy another colour of the 6P, Google is also offering a US$50 discount on any future purchase of a Huawei Watch.

Best Buy is also offering the Matte Gold version of the all-metal Nexus 6P at a discounted price. Like the Google Store, the 32GB and 64GB variants are retailed at US$449 (AU$638) and US$499 (AU$709) respectively.

In the meantime, Google has slashed the price of the Nexus 5X by US$50. The smaller unlocked Nexus device can be purchased at US$299 (AU$425) for the 16GB storage variant, down from its original price of US$379 (AU$539). At the same time, the 32GB version is now available at US$349 (AU$496), down from US$429 (AU$610).  

Launched in September 2015, the Nexus 6P made by Huawei features a 5.7-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. Powered by Snapdragon 810 processor, the handset comes with storage options of 32GB, 64GB or 128 GB paired with 3 GB of RAM. It is one of the first two devices, unveiled by Google to run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

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