The Google Nexus 6P becomes official as the search company's top of the line handset which caters the phablet-loving users. On paper, this device is the first-ever Nexus smartphone to use an all-metal unibody fashion - joining the rest of the 2015 flagship smartphones in the market. Despite having a "6P" moniker, the handset only features a 5.7-inch Quad AMOLED display.
The Google Nexus 6P Design and Hardware
The Nexus 6P is fresh; in fact it’s made by Nexus first-timer, Huawei. Design-wise, the Chinese outfit had a greater influence on the phablet than Google. The candybar phone is basically thin with 7.3 millimeter on its thickest point. The handset is taller compared to the previous Nexus 6 due to the inclusion of dual frontal speakers.
Second-generation Snapdragon 810 and 12.3MP rear camera
Talking about the internals, the smartphone employs the newer and enhanced version of the Snapdragon 810 (which is now cooler than the first S810 generation). Camera-wise, the Nexus 6P is also a performer. This powerhouse boasts a 12.3MP sensor with 1.55-micrometer pixels and F/2.0 aperture. The rear camera can record up to 2160p videos and capture great low-light quality with the addition of the dual-LED flash. For selfie lovers, the front-facing camera includes an 8MP sensor with 1.4-micrometer pixels and F/2.4 aperture.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 3450 mAh battery and USB Type C
As expected, the Google Nexus 6P becomes one of the hardware ambassadors of Android 6.0 Marshmallow which is the freshest and the fastest mobile operating system from the Alphabet-owned company. The handset also enjoys the Doze function embedded in the OS which will optimize the usage of the 3450 mAh battery. Likewise, the Nexus 6P joins the bandwagon of reversible USB Type C users which also improves charging capability of the smartphone. According to Google, a 10-minute charging time will allow 7 hours of phone usage.
Nexus Imprint Fingerprint scanner
The RAM is still stuck at 3GB but the addition of the Nexus Imprint fingerprint sensor at the back panel makes it more interesting than ever. You can also choose among 32GB, 64GB and 128GB configurations. The 32GB comes with an asking price of USD 500. The 64GB and 128GB are priced at USD 550 and USD 650, respectively. The Google Nexus 6P is painted with Aluminum, Graphite, Frost and Gold colors.
Google Nexus 6P by Huawei Specs
159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3 mm at 178 g
5.7-inch Quad HD AMOLED Display with 1440 x 2560 Pixels at 518 ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Second-gen Snapdragon 810 Chipset
2.0GHz Quad Core Cortex-A57 CPU, 1.55GHz Quad Core Cortex-A53 CPU
Adreno 430 GPU
3GB of RAM
128GB, 64GB of 32GB built-in memory
12.3 MP rear camera with 1.55-micrometer pixel, F/2.0 aperture
Laser Autofocus, dual-Tone LED Flash
8.0 Megapixel Front Camera
1.4-micrometer pixels, F/2.4 aperture
4G LTE Cat. 6, 3G, 2G
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.2 with A2DP
A-GPS with GLONASS
USB 3.1 Type-C
3.5mm Audio Jack
Dual Stereo Front Facing Speakers
Nexus Imprint Fingerprint Sensor
Barometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Accelerometer
Ambient Light Sensor
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
3,450mAh Li-Po Battery (Non-removable)