Google unveils new powerful Nexus 6P smartphone

Google has unveiled its Nexus 6P smartphone at a press event in San Francisco.

The Internet giant partnered with Huawei to make the phone, which features a full-metal body made out of anodized aluminium.

The 6P boasts a 5.7-inch WQHD display that takes up 74% of the front of the device, which comes in at 7.3mm thick.

Google punted the phone’s camera and its capabilities, with a 12.3MP unit from Sony on the back and a 5MP sensor on the front.

The cameras are optimized for indoor photography, said Google, and will use laser-detect autofocus.

Slow-motion video up to 240fps is also supported by the 6P, along with the ability to shoot in 4K.

A smart burst mode allows for photos to be taken at 30fps, which can then be used to make GIFs, said the company.

USB Type-C

The Nexus 6P comes with a USB Type-C port that can charge the device as twice as fast as an Apple iPhone 6 Plus, said Google, while a fingerprint scanner is also standard.

The device will run Android 6.0 Marshmallow – due to be released in the first week of October – and will be available in Frost White, Aluminium, and Graphite colours.

Android 6.0 will feature Doze mode, which tells apps to use less power when the phone detects it has not been moved for a while.

Price and availability

The 6P is initially available for pre-order in the US, UK, Ireland, and Japan, and will sell for:

  • 32GB – $499
  • 64GB – $549
  • 128GB – $649

The phone is due to be launched in late October.

Google Nexus 6P
Dimensions 159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3 mm
Weight 178g
Display 5.7-inch AMOLED (1,440 x 2,560)
OS Android 6.0
CPU Quad-core 1.55GHz Cortex-A53 + Quad-core 2GHz Cortex-A57
GPU Adreno 430
Main camera 12.3MP
Front Camera 5MP
Internal memory 32/64/128 GB
RAM 3GB
Battery 3,450mAh
SIM Nano-SIM
Network HSPA/LTE

Additional specifications taken from GSM Arena.

Nexus 6P front
Nexus 6P front
Nexus 6P back
Nexus 6P back
Nexus 6P side
Nexus 6P side
Nexus ImPrint
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