After months of reports, rumors, and leaks, Google has finally launched its Huawei-made Google Nexus 6P – the larger sibling to the Google Nexus 5X. While the “P” in the 6P stands for premium, one can also assume it to be for phablet because we are talking about a huge smartphone (5.7-inches). but, it is not as big as its predecessor – the Nexus 6 (6-inches).
This latest Nexus flagship seems to have already wowed the buyers with it impressive aluminum case, top-notch hardware specifications and features. Nexus 6P has a lot to offer over the last generation Nexus 6 and after the jump, we are going to talk about the Price, specifications, and the features of Google Nexus 6P.
Google Nexus 6P Price
You can easily buy Huawei Google Nexus 6P straight from the Google’s own Play Store off-contract. Initially, the device is made available for pre-order soon after its unveiling. The device will also be available through various retailing partners and in more countries.
Google Nexus 6P is available in three different storage options: 3GB, 64GB, and 128GB. In the UK, the 32GB Nexus 6P can be yours for £449 while the 64GB variant costs £499, and the 128GB option will set your back £579. In the US, the price of Nexus 6P is $499, $549, and $649 for the 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB variants.
|Nexus 6P 32GB||$499||£449||€649|
|Nexus 6P 64GB||$549||£499||€699|
|Nexus 6P 128GB||$649||£579||€799|
Google Nexus 6P Specifications
Google switched to Huawei for manufacturing its bigger Nexus 6P phablet and Huawei has come up with a great smartphone loaded with top-notch hardware specifications that compete the competition heads on. The summary of hardware specs includes a 5.7-inch display with 2560×1440 pixels WQHD display, 12.3 MP camera sensor with great low light performance, fingerprint scanner named Nexus Imprint, and much more. Details specs sheet after the jump:
|Colors||Aluminium, Graphite, Frost|
WQHD (2560 x 1440) AMOLED display at 518 ppi
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4
Fingerprint and smudge-resistant oleophobic coating
|Processor||Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 810 v2.1|
2.0 GHz octa-core 64-bit
|GPU||Adreno 430 GPU|
|RAM||3 GB LPDDR4|
|Storage (Built-in)||32 GB, 64 GB, or 128 GB|
|Rear Camera||12.3 Megapixels|
4K video @30 fps
Slow motion video at 240 FPS
1.55 μm pixels
|Front Camera||8 MP|
|Fingerprint Scanner||Nexus Imprint|
|OS||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|
|Dimensions||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
dual-band (2.4 GHz, 5.0 GHz)
|Battery||3450 mAh Battery|
USB Type-C for fast charging
Google Nexus 6P Features
Here are some of the major new features Google introduced in its latest Nexus 6P smartphone:
Nexus 6P is the first smartphone in the Google Nexus lineup that comes in a full metallic body. Huawei used the aeronautics-grade, anodized aluminum to manufacture the device. With its sculpted back and diamond-cut edges, the Nexus 6P looks a decent flagship device.
The device is also pretty thinner (only 0.29-inches) than the last generation Nexus 6, which was 0.4-inches thick. Google has introduced three color options for the Nexus 6P: frosted white, aluminum, and graphite.
One of the most highlighted and admired features of Google Nexus 6P is its rear camera. Nexus 6P comes loaded with a 12.3-megapixel Sony sensor with f/2.0 lens and 1.55µm pixels. The device is said to be able to capture more light in low light environment. The device has a two-color LED flash and capable of taking quicker snaps – thanks to a laser auto-focus contraption. The rear camera is also capable of capturing 4K video @30fps and a slow-motion video @240fps. This is the first time Google’s Nexus lineup can record a slow motion video.
The previous generation of Nexus devices always came with a disappointing selfie camera. This is not the case with Nexus 6P. It comes with an 8megapixel front-facing camera capable of recording HD videos @30 frames per second.
Larger battery inside
The battery is one of the specs that user can never get enough of. And we’re glad to learn that Google has improved the battery specs of its Nexus 6P by featuring a larger 3,450 mAh cell inside the device. Combine this with Android 6.0 Marshmallow’s Doze, one can expect huge battery life improvements over last-gen Nexus 6.
Google has finally introduced a fingerprinter sensor on the back of its Nexus 6P smartphone. Google calls it Nexus Imprint and it is said to be faster than Apple’s Touch ID. Google says that its fingerprint scanner learns the way you place your finger on it and it becomes smarter the more you use it.
As rumored, Google latest Nexus 6P features a USB Type-C charging port and for that, there is a reversible charging cable inside the box of the device. It’s fast charging feature can give you seven hours of use after only ten minutes of charging.
Like all of its predecessors, Google’s Nexus 6P will run on the best android software version available out there, which is Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It will be bloatware free and the device, like any other Nexus device, will be the first in the world to receive Android updates straight from Google in the future.