LG Nexus 5X and Huawei Nexus 6P lack microSD card slots
If you are out to buy one of Google’s Nexus smartphones next month, be prepared to spend more bucks for each step of memory you choose to order. Latest rumors have it that neither the LG Nexus 5X nor the Huawei Nexus 6P come with expandable storage. The plan mischievously adds up to enabling Google to get more customers to pay more money for higher storage versions of the handsets while lower storage options with supposedly lower pricing appears unattractive to the buyers.
Needless to say, the products will be advertised using the cheapest prices (from the lowest storage option) in order to keep the commercials appealing. Picture a scenario where the user will see an ad that reads something like “Buy the Google Nexus 5X starting from $349.” On seeing the low pricing, the customer, now determined to buy the Nexus 5X for “just $349,” will be shown a 16GB option on clicking “order” alongside other storage models with various higher prices. Knowing that 16GB of storage won’t be enough for their needs, the user could end up buying the 64GB model at a higher price. At that rate, the costlier 64GB variant is now being indirectly advertised with the price of the 16GB model.
Last year’s Motorola-made Google Nexus 6 similarly didn’t come with a microSD card slot but instead was offered with 16GB and 64GB storage configurations. The LG Nexus 5X and Huawei Nexus 6P are getting ready to be launched tomorrow. Both smartphones are expected to come in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB forms but the issue of lack of microSD card slot still defeats the purpose of Nexus devices: to offer Android smartphones and tablets at very affordable prices.