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The Nexus 6P leaked in presentation slides, confirms designs and specs

metal unibody, fingerprint sensor, faster camera, Snapdragon 810 v2.1 and in four color variants
cjmagowan  —  3 years ago ( Sep 27, 2015 )    |    News


Google is yet to announce their biggest announcement for the year but the leaks from Mountain View refuses to halt where now it’s even more detailed with the latest leaked presentation documents as promotional tools intended for retail employees, these were leaked online in a form of slide images showing the Nexus 6P handset along with its hardware features and specs.

As the images above suggests, the Nexus 6P is in co-development with Huawei with a sleek all-metallic unibody design and features a large 5.7-inch screen with a WQHD resolution. The display is covered by a scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Like the Nexus 6, the Nexus 6P also features a dual front-firing stereo speakers with slits that rests virtually invisible to the black accent front.  The back is also a pretty basic minimalist design of Nexus with the nexus logo sitting vertical on the center a ring right above the logo is a fingerprint sensor that goes all well with the underlying OS. Most notable part of the back is the camera module on the top most.

It one of the most powerful Nexus device when it goes official next week and we bet it would also be one of the most expensive of the series. Right under the shell is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1, the update to the ever controversial Qualcomm chip which had overheating problems and v2.1 is said to have addressed the problem. It comes with a large 3450 mAh non-removable battery and features the new USB Type-C port so you’ll have a faster data transfer rates and quick charging capabilities that the new interfaces features.

Despite its size, Huawei managed to make the handset lighter thanks to the metal unibody design which only weighs around 178 grams. The handset will be available in Aluminum, Graphite, Frost and Gold color options, the Gold color however will be exclusively available in Japan at launch but we won’t be surprised for Google to make the color variant to reach other markets on a later date given the demand of such color variant of existing smartphones in the market has. Aside from these color options, the Nexus 6P is also available in three storage variants with 32 GB, 64 GB and the largest 128 GB variant and as always with a Nexus device, the handset doesn’t support microSD expansion slot as expected.


Aside from a new design, The Nexus 6P is also built to perform and Google doesn’t want to compromise users when it comes to power and performance. With a massive powerhouse, the upcoming Nexus 6P is made for the multimedia consumer market with support for different media formats and couple that with its big screen to bring a whole lot immersive experience. The handset runs on Android Marshmallow with Now on Tap feature, highly optimized user-interface, improved security and power management features both for the device and individual apps with a new stand-by system.

Another, yet very important feature in a smartphone is the camera, The Nexus 6P should now have a better sensor though hardly described in slides, we presume that it will feature a smaller f-stop value and a wider aperture since it says in a slide that it will allow more light for better images. Pair that new imaging hardware with a faster and improved Google Camera app, you’ll get to shot those impromptu moments in a snap without missing those memorable events.

Another new feature for the Nexus family is the Fingerprint sensor. Located at the back on the device, the Fingerprint sensor can unlock the Nexus device in one touch and can also be used for a more secure access to your device and in online purchases.

Now that we know more about the Nexus 6P, the only thing that’s left for us to know is the price. Well, unless someone isn’t all careful in keeping those information to themselves before the unveiling. With bits to the puzzle aren’t found yet but we’re sure, Google is handing out the missing pieces on the event day.