Metal-Clad Nexus 6P Made by Huawei
Google today announced the Nexus 6P, one of two new Nexus-branded smartphones and the first ever to be made by Huawei. The Nexus 6P is a slim, upscale handset skinned in aluminum. The 6P has a fingerprint sensor on the back for security and Android Pay authentication called Nexus Imprint. The phone has a 5.7-inch quad HD screen and is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 processor with 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB of storage. The phone boasts a Sony 12.3-megapixel main camera with f/2.0 aperture and an 8-megapixel user-facing camera. Google says it improved the camera with burst mode and slow-motion video capture. Further, double-tapping the home button will launch the camera even when the phone is locked. The Nexus 6P has what Google calls the Android Sensor Hub, which includes activity and gesture recognition along with power management techniques to keep battery drain at a minimum. The 6P packs a large 3,450mAh battery, includes a USB Type-C port and charger, and offers stereo speakers on the front. The Nexus 6P runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and will be sold unlocked directly by Google. The phone costs $499 for 32GB, $549 for 64GB, and $649 for 128GB. Pre-orders start today and the Nexus 6P will ship in mid-October.
Google's flagship Android smartphone for the year is the Nexus 6P, made by Huawei. This slim and attractive handset features a metal design, quad HD display, fingerprint sensor, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
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Main difference is the MediaTek processors.
Still, just as big a beast.
Its the best Huawei yet...
I'm not so worried about quality control issues, since google put their name on it, they aren't going to put out a phone with a high return rate or crap manufacturing. Now they have the new protection program too, I havent read the fine print yet, but meh, others offer similar so they might as well too.
All in all Im pleasantly surprised, Im betting this will be the year that chinese manu's make big inroads into the US market with a few high end handsets.
Knock on Apple all you want....but....
Now they're all going to fingerprint readers, sealed batteries and no SD cards. Doesn't sound like they're going anywhere different than Apple.