Google Nexus 6P by Huawei Price Starts at $499 USD, Complete Specs, Key Features

Huawei Nexus 6P is the more premium and - hence - more expensive of the two 2015 Nexus smartphone models that Google Inc. introduced last week. The announcement of the devices coincided with the public launch of Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system, which both handsets run right out of the box.

Huawei Nexus 6P

Based on its nomenclature as well as the materials used for its shell, Nexus 6P appears to supersede last year's well-received Nexus 6 flagship, crafted by Motorola.

Huawei Nexus 6P

Premium Design: This year's model sports an aluminum frame with CNC-prepared chamfered edges that are greatly reminiscent of what you'll see on Samsung Galaxy Note 4. In fact, looking at it from the side (as shown in the photo below), one could mistake it for the Korean company's flagship phablet from 2014.

Huawei Nexus 6P

While we're talking about the phone's looks, Huawei Nexus 6P's distinguishing design element is the slightly protruding strip on the upper part of the rear, which houses the main camera module.

Huawei Nexus 6P

Good Imaging Capabilities: Nexus 6P has a 12 MegaPixel camera with laser autofocus, Dual Tone LED flash for more natural-looking skin-tone when taking photos of people, 1.55µm pixel size, and f/2.0 aperture at the back for enhanced low-light performance. This is more or less the same as what's on the more affordable LG Nexus 5X.

Huawei Nexus 6P
This camera is complemented by an 8 MegaPixel front cam that you can use to take selfies.

Huawei Nexus 6P
I would like to give credit to Marques Brownlee for all images in this post.

Powerhouse Phablet: The phone flaunts a 5.7-inch Quad HD 1440 x 2560 pixels AMOLED display (protected by scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass 4) that's large enough to put the device well within the phablet category. Interestingly enough, this is smaller than the 5.96-inch AMOLED display of the Nexus 6, which also has the same resolution. In terms of size, 6P's screen appears to represent a downgrade but actually, by slightly decreasing the size of the screen, Huawei was able to make this year's model far thinner, slimmer, and easier to hold than its predecessor.

Huawei Nexus 6P

In terms of hardware, Nexus 6P has two things you won't find on the 2014 release. There's the fingerprint scanner at the back for unlocking the phone and making Google Play Store purchasing without typing your password. And there's the USB Type C port, which supports fast charging, quick data transfer, and is 'the future', they say.

Huawei Nexus 6P

Great Internal Hardware: Under the hood, Huawei Nexus 6P features a 64-Bit Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset (coming from Snapdragon 805 inside the Nexus 5), has 3GB of RAM (the same as what the 2014 has), and comes with 32/64/128GB ROM options. The phone is powered by a non-removable 3,450 mAh Li-Po battery, which isn't particularly the biggest pack you'll find on phablet of this size but is bigger - if a bit - than the battery of its predecessor.

Huawei Nexus 6P

And of course, the main highlight of this release is that it ships with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which is the most updated version of Google's mobile operating system. One of the key features of 'Marshmallow' is faster Google Now access, letting you launch the service anywhere you are on the phone's interface - or even while you're using third-party applications and games - simply by long pressing the Home button or saying 'Ok Google'.

Huawei Nexus 6P

Huawei Nexus 6P is now available for pre-order in the United States. Prices start at $499 USD for the 32GB version, $549 for the 64GB, and $649 for the variant with 128GB of ROM; That's Php 23,000, Php 25,350, and Php 30,000 with current conversion, respectively.

Like Nexus 5X, 6P is not particularly all that affordable. But I guess, considering its flagship level specs and premium construction, it's definitely a viable alternative to high-end Android phablets - with similar features - that cost at least Php 5,000 more. Not to mention, as a Nexus release, it's slated to receive the freshest software upgrades straight from Google.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Huawei Nexus 6P
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category High-End (Flagship Level)
Dimensions159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3 mm
Weight 178 grams
Available Colors Aluminum, Graphite, Frost
Operating System Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Display 5.7 inches (~71.4% screen-to-body ratio), 1440 x 2560 pixels (~518 ppi pixel density), AMOLED, Corning Gorilla Glass 4, oleophobic coating, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Processor 64-Bit Octa-Core = Quad-Core 1.55 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 + Quad-Core 2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A57, Adreno 430 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 chipset
Internal Storage 32, 64, 128 GB options, non-expandable
Camera Main: 12 MegaPixels, 4608 x 2592 pixels, 1.55µm pixel size, f/2.0 aperture, laser autofocus, Dual Tone LED flash

Front: 8 MegaPixels
Video Capture Main: 4K 2160p @ 30fps
Front: HD 720p 30fps(TBC)
Audio and Video Playback MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC, MP4, H.264
Ports USB Type C, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, 3G HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps
GPS Yes, with GLONASS and A-GPS
FM Radio Yes
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity, Barometer, Fingerprint
Network 2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100, 4G LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 9(1800), 17(700), 19(800), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
SIM Card Type nanoSIM
Battery Non-removable 3,450 mAh Li-Po battery with fast charging support
Uptime TBD
Value-Added Features Fingerprint Sensor, Flagship Level Specs midrange price, Vanilla Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS, Real Metal Frame
Announcement September 28, 2015
Availability September-October 2015
Price Official: 32GB - $499, 64GB - $549, 128GB - $649

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