Google unveils Nexus 6P with Quad HD display, metal unibody
The wait for Google’s new Nexus smartphones is finally over.
At an event in San Francisco today, the company unveiled Nexus 6P, built by Huawei. The device boasts a premium metal unibody design that packs a 5.7-inch Quad HD display, an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, and Google’s latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow software.
Thanks to recent leaks, the Nexus 6P wasn’t much of a surprise. We already knew what it would look like and the specifications it would offer — but that doesn’t make it any less exciting.
Nexus 6P is the larger, more expensive option in Google’s new Nexus lineup, which also includes the Nexus 5X from LG. It sports a gorgeous 5.7-inch Quad HD display, is powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 810 processor, and has a 12.3-megapixel rear-facing camera.
Nexus 6P also has an 8-megapixel camera on its front, a 3,450mAh battery, and 3GB of RAM. It will be available in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB variants in aluminum, graphite, and ice white.
Just like the Nexus 5X, the Nexus 6P will also come with Android 6.0 Marshmallow pre-installed, and it will take advantage of its native fingerprint recognition and new connectivity options with the finger scanner mounted on its back, and a USB-C port on its bottom edge in place of micro-USB.
The Nexus 6P will be available to pre-order today from the Google Store. Prices start at $499 (£449/€649) for the 32GB model, $549 (£499/€699) for the 64GB model, and $649 (£579/€799) for the 128GB model.