Huawei may have a flagship smartphone launching next week, but the one that many Android fans cannot wait to see is the Nexus 6P, which is made by the Chinese company. While Nexus devices traditionally are launched in Malaysia months after their global unveiling – or skipping the Malaysian market altogether – it appears Huawei Device Malaysia is ready to release the Nexus 6P and the Huawei Watch.
Sources familiar with the matter have stated that Huawei is ready for a big push to end a hugely successful 2015 in Malaysia. The Chinese company is ready to unleash both the Huawei Watch – one of the more desirable Android Wear smartwatches around – and the Nexus 6P by the end of this year. Specifically, the company is looking at a mid-November timeline for the Nexus 6P and “somewhere in November to December” for the Huawei Watch, the latter which has already been registered on SIRIM’s database.
Oh, not to mention the Coral Pink colourway for the Huawei Mate S, which is also given a November release date.
The news that Huawei has serious plans to release the Nexus 6P is one that will likely excite Malaysian smartphone consumers. We’re told that testing units are already available at Huawei’s Malaysian office, and that the company is waiting on the global HQ’s directives in terms of pricing and availability. The device will also be made available via the company’s vmall.my online e-commerce portal, making it infinitely easier to purchase an official local unit.
The company does not yet have a set retail price for both the Nexus 6P and Huawei Watch. The fluctuating Ringgit is making things difficult for Huawei to set a price for both devices, and this factor may actually delay the release of either or both devices in Malaysia – the smartwatch, in particular, is a cause for concern with its $399 (about RM1,710) and $449 (about RM1,925) price tags.