Google's new flagship smartphone is the Nexus 6P, a 5.7-incher starting at $499

By Shawn Knight · 6 replies
Sep 29, 2015
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  1. Google has made the long-rumored Nexus 6P a reality, announcing the device alongside the Nexus 5X as a media event today in San Francisco.

    The larger of the two new handsets, the Huawei-built 6P features a 5.7-inch 1440p AMOLED display covered in Gorilla Glass 4 that’s powered by Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 810 SoC clocked at 1.9GHz, Adreno 430 graphics and 3GB of RAM. Offered in capacities of 32GB, 64GB and 128GB, the 6P also includes a 12.2-megapixel rear camera from Sony with laser auto-focus and an 8-megapixel selfie camera up front.

    The rear camera is said to be optimized for low-light shooting (indoor scenes) due to its large 1.55 µm pixels and f/2.0 aperture and is capable of capturing 4K (30fps) and slow-motion video. There’s also a burst mode for photos, Google said.

    As you might expect, it’ll ship running Google’s latest version of Android – Marshmallow. It’ll also use USB Type-C for charging the capacious 3,450mAh battery. The phone itself is constructed of aeronautical-grade aluminum, tipping the scales at 178 grams and measuring 7.3mm thin.

    Google is accepting pre-orders for the Nexus P6 starting today in the US, UK, Ireland and Japan in your choice of aluminum, graphite or frost color schemes. Pricing starts at $499 for the 32GB model and climbs to $549 for the 64GB and $649 for the 128GB model, all of which are unlocked and promised to work on all major wireless carriers as well as Google's own Project Fi. Look for it to ship sometime next month.

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  2. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 TS Booster Posts: 191   +46

    Huawei has really been bringing it lately. Would love to give this device a test drive on VZW to see how it stacks up with the established big boys
  3. Terry

    Terry TS Rookie

    3,450mAh battery is really huge, but does this phone have fast charging?
  4. Bubbajim

    Bubbajim TS Maniac Posts: 241   +168

    Prices start at $499, which is £330. But they actually start at £450 over here. So, so, annoying.
  5. Badvok

    Badvok TS Addict Posts: 173   +64

    $499 = £410 (£330 + Import Duty + VAT).
  6. Badvok

    Badvok TS Addict Posts: 173   +64

    Nexus 6P vs Galaxy Note 4 vs LG G4 - hmmm, was nice when Google tried to undercut the market and a real shame they don't anymore.
  7. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    I was saddened to learn that the rumored SD Micro slot was just that, a rumor and not actual spec. Looks like I'm waiting to hear about the next flagship phone to come out before finding a device to replace my phone. Bummer, because I really like the stereo speakers on the front.

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