The new Nexus duo – Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P are set to be announced on Tuesday with the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow pre-loaded. With about 2 days to go, the purported presentation slides for the Nexus 6P have surfaced online, revealing almost everything you need to know about the latest phablet.
Firstly, the new Nexus 6P is the first Nexus flagship to feature an all metal build. Instead of a 6 incher (5.96″) like the current Motorola based Nexus 6, the new 6P that’s made by Huawei is going for a slightly smaller 5.7″ display. It pushes a Quad HD resolution that’s protected by Gorilla Glass 4. Accompanying the display is a pair of front ported speakers similar to its predecessor.
Under the metal body, the Nexus 6P runs on Qualcomm’s Octa-Core Snapdragon 810 v2.1 processor that’s found on most flagships today. There’s no mention of RAM but it comes with a variety of storage sizes – 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. As usual, there’s no expandable storage via microSD.
For the first time on a Nexus, it will get USB Type-C which supports both faster data transfer and Quick Charge. At the back, there’s also a fingerprint scanner, that lets you unlock or skip passwords at a single touch.
For imaging, the deck didn’t reveal exact pixel count numbers but its “Nexus Camera” is said to have been improved for better low light shots. Paired with its Google camera app, it promises quicker capture while keeping your subject in focus.
We have a hunch that this could be a Sony IMX230 21MP sensor with Phase Detection AF like the honor 7.
UPDATE: According to Android Police which has gotten a couple of more slides, the camera is confirmed to be a 12.3MP f/2.0 unit that comes with a larger 1.55 μM pixel size which allows more light. Meanwhile at the front, it is expected to carry a 8MP camera that has a standard 1.4 μM pixel size.
With a 3,450mAh capacity battery, the Nexus 6P weighs 178 grams. That’s quite remarkable as it is 230mAh more than the current Nexus 6 but it is still lighter by 6 grams. The biggest change in terms of experience is definitely Android M as it comes with a couple of tweaks on app management, power efficiency and native support for more features including a fingerprint scanner and USB Type-C.
UPDATE: The Nexus 6P could be priced at US$499.99 (about RM2,215) for the 32GB storage option.
It will be available in 4 colours – Aluminium, Graphite, Frost and Gold, with the last colour surprisingly exclusive initially for Japan. The Nexus 6P and its smaller Nexus 5X will be launched on 29th September at 11:00PM (Malaysian Time). You can check out all the slides in the source link below.