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Nexus 6P compensation goes live

Did you buy a Nexus 6P in the US between September 25, 2015, and May 3, 2019? If so, then you can now file a class action compensation claim against Google and Huawei for up to US$400. Your Nexus 6P does not need to be stuck in a bootloop or have experienced high battery drain for you to be eligible for a claim either.

Consumers rejoice! You can now file a compensation claim for your Nexus 6P. You may have seen our article concerning that matter last month, with Google and Huawei settling a class action case over their ill-fated phablet. Principally, the class action concerned two issues: bootlooping and high battery drain. The two companies settled to pay compensation up to US$9.75 million and now is your chance to get a slice of that commiseration pie.

You must have purchased the Nexus 6P in the US between September 25, 2015, and May 3, 2019, to be eligible for compensation. Moreover, you must not have bought the device for resale. Kurtzman Carson Consultants (KCC), the claims administrator handling the matter, states that there are three possible payment options. Moreover, you need not have experienced bootloop or battery drain" to claim or be eligible for payment. We have included a table below detailing the various compensation options, as reported by GSM Arena:

Reason for filing Able to provide evidence? Compensation amount
Received Pixel XL as a replacement for Nexus 6P N/A US$10
Battery drain No US$45
Bootloop No US$75
Battery drain Yes US$150
Bootloop Yes US$325
Battery drain & bootloop Yes US$400

You must be able to supply documentation proving either the battery drain or bootloop issue to be eligible for the higher tier compensation amounts, for clarity. Without sounding repetitive, the class action only extends to those who purchased the Nexus 6P in the US. You can submit a claim if you are not a US resident or if you have a non-US address though.

Finally, you have until September 3, 2019 to submit a claim. Declining to seek compensation still allows you to sue Huawei Device USA, Inc. or Google LLC for claims related to the Nexus 6P. You can also write to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California about why you like or dislike the settlement offer. KCC stresses that you cannot request a larger compensation sum, but you can attend the hearing on October 10, 2019, to address the court about the fairness of the Settlement, should you wish to do so.


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Alex Alderson, 2019-06- 9 (Update: 2019-06- 9)