Google has officially unveiled one of the two Nexus devices today, the Nexus 6P. Made in partnership with Huawei, it is the first all-metal Nexus device. Other than that, Google has emphasised a lot on the 6P’s camera, going as far as to say that it is the best camera it has put on a Nexus device.
To show just how confident Google is about the Nexus 6P’s 12.3MP camera with a Sony sensor, the company compared the new Nexus’ image quality against its predecessor, the Nexus 6, and the new iPhone 6s Plus. Not surprisingly, the 6P’s camera takes the best low-light shot in the comparison.
Other than that, Google has also unveiled several new features with the Nexus 6P’s camera. It is capable of recording slow-motion videos up to 240fps, 4K video recording capability, and Smart Burst, which takes up to 30 images per second. You can also double tap the power button to launch the camera.
As it has been revealed in previous rumours and leaks, the Nexus 6P has a rear fingerprint sensor, which is now dubbed Nexus Imprint. According to Google, the sensor will get better over time with each use. The fingerprint sensor also supports Android Pay – not surprisingly.
Rounding out the specifications of the Nexus 6P are a 5.7-inch 2K AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor paired with 3GB of RAM, up to 128GB of internal storage, a 3,450mAh battery, an 8MP front-facing camera, a USB Type-C port (with support for fast charging), and Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.
The Nexus 6P is currently available for pre-order on the Google Store in the US, UK, Ireland, and Japan, with more countries coming in the next few weeks. It is priced at US$499 (about RM2,225), US$549 (approximately RM2,450), and US$649 (around RM2,895) for the 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB variants. The Nexus 6P will begin shipping to buyers in October 2015.