Nexus 6P

Last updated: Dec 2nd, 2015.

The Huawei Nexus 6P was announced September 29th, 2015, and features a 5.7-inch AMOLED display surrounded by a ton of metal and backed by a lot of processing power:

  • Screen: 5.7”, 518 PPI, WQHD AMOLED
  • Camera: 12.3MP Rear / 8MP Front (1.55 μM, F2.0 / 1.4 μM FF)
  • Processor: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 810 v2.1 processor
  • Battery: 3,450 mAh (Built-in)
  • Dimensions: 159.4 x 77.8 x 7.3
  • Weight: 178g
  • RAM: 3 GB (LPDDR4)
  • Storage: Comes in 32/64/128 GB

You’ll notice there’s no wireless charging or microSD slot, but there’s plenty more to like here. The device features Nexus Imprint, which is a fancy name for that fingerprint scanner you see on the back. It can be used to authorize purchases from Google Play or in financial apps, as well as the ability to authorize Android Pay purchases.

The Nexus 6P also works with the new “Android Sensor Hub,” a low power mode which is always working to deliver context-sensitive functions. For instance, tapping the fingerprint scanner will bring the device from sleep to wake in no time — it’s nearly instantaneous. It also powers the ambient display mode, which — coupled with AMOLED display technology — makes it easy to jump in and out of notifications even while the display is powered off.

The Nexus 6P was one of the first Android phones to launch with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and was made available for pre-order on September 29th, 2015.

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Google discounts Nexus 6P and 5X by $50, but only for a limited time

Normally priced at $500 for the 32GB model, Google is kicking off a new deal on both the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, taking a full $50 off their normal price. That brings the phone down to $450, only 50 bucks more than what Google was asking for the Nexus 5 32GB back in the day.