Google Canada recently announced the addition of the Nexus 6P to their smartphone family, and while it won’t begin to ship unlocked until this October, it’s already generating a lot of buzz.
In terms of display, the Nexus 6P is not much different from its predecessor, the Nexus 6. The new phone has a slightly smaller screen at 5.7″ compared to the previous 6 inches, and like the previous model, it also includes a 2K AMOLED display. What makes the 6P different from all other phones in the Nexus range is that it is the first aluminum handset. Its body is made from well crafted aluminum with expertly crafted edging and ports. This phone also includes a Nexus fingerprint reader on the back, which boasts the ability to read your prints in a few milliseconds.
Other features of the Nexus 6P include:
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow Operating System
- 12.3 Mega pixel rear camera
- 8 mega pixel front camera
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, 2.0 GHz Octa-core 64-bit and Adreno 430 GPU processors
- 3GB RAM
- 178g weight
- Dual front-facing stereo speakers
- 3 microphones (2 front, 1 rear)
Along with these great features, this latest Nexus model was made by Chinese company Huawei which is known by many to make svelte and sturdy metal cased phones. The included charger is also said to charge your phone twice as fast as the iPhone 6 and 6S and just 10 minutes of charging will get you up to 7 hours of power. The phone is available in multiple colours including aluminum and graphite. There is a white option of the phone, but its availability seems to be limited on many websites.
Pricing for the Nexus 6P is as follows:
- $699 for the 32GB Nexus 6P
- $749 for the 64GB Nexus 6P
- $849 for the 128GB Nexus 6P
Pricing for the Nexus 6P has seemed to jump up significantly this time around, with prices in the US starting at $499 compared to our $699. This is most likely in response to the lower Canadian Dollar. Buying the phone directly from the Google Store will get you the unlocked version, which is favourable for anyone who doesn’t want to be locked to one service provider. However, you can get the phone for less if you’re willing to sign a contract with your wireless provider.
Google will begin shipping phones purchased online in October 2015. However, there may be a lot of orders placed already as the site says the phone will ship in 4-5 weeks.