It has been rumored countless times this year that for the first time ever Google is going to tap Huawei to make a new Nexus smartphone, it was later revealed to be the Nexus 6P which is going to be Google’s latest flagship Nexus. At its event today Google officially announced the Huawei Nexus 6P which brings impressive specifications safely ensconced in an all-metal body.
Nexus 6P features a 5.7 inch AMOLED display with 2,560×1,440 pixel resolution, under the hood there’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 version 2.1 processor coupled with 3GB RAM. The handset is available in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB storage options and doesn’t come with a microSD card slot.
There’s also a 12.3 megapixel rear camera with 1.55 μm pixels, a concept similar to HTC’s ultrapixel cameras from a few years ago, promising brighter and sharper pictures as more light is allowed into the sensor, though this does come at the cost of Optical Image Stabilization. There’s also an 8 megapixel front facing camera which Google says lets you take the best selfies in the world.
Nexus 6P has a fingerprint sensor on the back called Nexus Imprint, it can be used to control access to the device. The handset itself is fashioned out of aluminum, this is the first all-metal Nexus smartphone, despite its metal build the handset measures 159.4 x 77.8 x 7.3mm at 178 grams.
Gorilla Glass 4 and dual stereo speakers are onboard as well. A USB Type-C port can be found at the bottom for data transfer and charging the 3,450mAh battery, Nexus 6P doesn’t support wireless charging but does work with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge (fast charging) technology. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Google will start taking Nexus 6P pre-orders today with shipments slated for late October. Prices start at $499 for the base 32GB model and go up to $549 and $649 for the 64GB and 128GB models respectively.