Google and Huawei promise to pay $ 400 for broken Nexus 6P

Back in April 2017, users filed a class action lawsuit against Google and Huawei due to a malfunction

Nexus 6P smartphones. Since then, litigation has continued, but now Google and Huawei have announced their readiness to settle the dispute and pay compensation to device owners.

What happened

Nexus 6P was released in 2015 and was the fruit of a collaboration between Google and Huawei. More precisely, the customer was Google, and Huawei signed a contract for the development and production of smartphones.

However, after a while, users began to complainon malfunctions in the operation of gadgets: they turned off on their own or went into reboot, regardless of the battery charge level. This problem was attributed to overheating of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processors running the Nexus 6P.

The lawsuit says the companies knewabout this problem, but did not react in any way and continued to release faulty smartphones. True, after a while there was a reaction: first, users were offered new Nexus 6Ps for faulty devices, and then they were replaced with Pixel XL.

What do you think

To settle the dispute, Google and Huawei agreecompensate Nexus 6P owners: $400 for each defective device purchased on or after September 25, 2015. If users are unable to provide the required documentation, they will receive $75. Those who exchanged a Nexus 6P for a Pixel XL will receive only $10. The total amount of compensation will amount to $9.75 million.

But for this to happen, the settlement must be approved by the court. The next meeting will be held on May 9th.

By the way, this is not the first time that smartphone manufacturers pay customers for defective gadgets. For example, LG last year gave away $425 for each faulty Nexus 5X.