This year, Google decided to go with two Nexus devices ““ one for the people that don‘t want an enormous phone and another for those that don‘t mind the extra bulk. We spoke about the rumoured specs of these two new Nexus smartphones in our latest episode of Bandwidth Blog On Air, and much of the speculation was spot on.
Yesterday, September 29th, Google finally took the wraps off the devices at their latest launch event. Other than this Nexus built by Huawei, they also released the Nexus 5X and the first Android tablet built end-to-end by Google, the Pixel C tablet.
We had a good idea of what hardware would be included with the Nexus 6P, and Google have confirmed most of those details. The Nexus 6P has a 5.7-inch quad HD display, and will be available in aluminium, frost white, and graphite. You also have a USB Type-C port for reversible charging (also turbo charging included), with some front facing speakers.
The inclusion of a fingerprint scanner is no surprise, as the capability has been baked into Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which ships with the Nexus 6P. Not only do Google promise that the performance of the fingerprint scanners on both this and the Nexus 5X will be top-notch, it will actually improve over time because of s system Google is calling Nexus Imprint. It is supposed to learn more about your fingerprint over time, which translates into better recognition and performance.
It also includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 with 3GB of RAM and 32GB / 64GB / 128GB storage options. You’ll also have quite a large 3450mAh battery, hopefully keeping that 5.7-inch QHD display lit for quite some time.
Just as leaked, the Nexus 6P gets a rear camera with a 12.3MP sensor ““ confirmed as a Sony model. And it‘s got those big 1.55 micron pixels we heard about for superior light sensitivity. The front-facer is a 5MP component.
It is a bit pricier than its smaller counterpart, starting at $499.
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