After the launch of the Mate S, Huawei hasn’t closed its books yet for 2015. The Nexus 6P with Android Marshmallow will be heading for Malaysia before the year is out. This is probably good news for the Android purist, as we could be getting it well ahead of the Christmas season.
The new Nexus 6P is made by Huawei and it is their very first device carrying the Nexus banner. It gets a 5.7″ Quad HD display that does 518 pixels per inch and powering the internals is a 2.0GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 810 processor with 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM. There are 32GB and 64GB storage options which are not expandable. Like the Nexus 5X by LG, it carries a 12.3MP f/2.0 main camera with dual-LED flash and Laser AF. It supports 4K video recording as well as slow motion capture at 240fps. For selfies, the front gets a 8MP f/2.4 shooter with a larger 1.4 micron pixel size.
Powering the device is a 3,450mAh capacity battery and it charges through its reversible USB Type-C port that supports fast charging. A quick 10 minute charge claims to provide up to 7 hours of usage. As supported natively on Android Marshmallow, the Nexus 6P has a fingerprint scanner at the back which gets better with every repeated use. In terms of audio, the Nexus 6P packs a pair of stereo speakers, and 3 microphones for noise cancellation.
In terms of price, do expect to pay quite a premium for the Nexus 6P. In the US, it is priced at US$499 (about RM2,124) while in Australia, it is priced from A$899 (about RM2,799) for the 32GB version.