Google has officially announced the new Nexus line of devices on 29th September in San Francisco at its official event where all the media and fans gathered with excitement and mostly digital eyes aka cameras. Google unveiled Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, a new version of Chromecast and the next iteration of android, Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Google’s new Android flagship, Nexus 6P, being more powerful device among the two announced devices, features mind boggling specs and a heart-stabbing camera for Nexus haters. The Nexus 6P is a beautiful and elegant device. Let’s talk about it in detail.
The front of the Nexus 6P sports a stunning 5.7” WQHD AMOLED display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The pixel per inch density of display is 518 ppi which makes it too sharp and one of the most stunning screens in the smartphone world so far. There are also two stereo speakers ported at the top and the bottom of the front. The Corning Gorilla Glass 4 shines like pure glass and makes the device look astonishing and more beautiful.
The Nexus 6P’s back is crafted with aeronautical grade aluminium with the traditional Nexus logo. There is a fingerprint sensor on the back of the device which is beautifully placed at the middle of the device with an appealing shiny ring around it. At the top, there is a different (let’s say) partition in which the camera sensor, flash, and laser autofocus light is placed. The partition is very unique and looks so brilliantly designed. It is said that the partition also have different antennas and sensors build into it which are not visible. There is the manufacturer’s logo also at the bottom above a graphic line.
At the right side of the device, there are power/lock and volume control buttons. Google have also done quite a thing to make the buttons feel premium just like the back of the device. The buttons are given a net-like texture that looks and feels good.
The bottom side of the device has the USB Type-C at the center. The upper side has the audio jack, obviously 3.5mm to connect music accessories which are supported by the device. Speaking about the left side of the device, there is nothing except the beautiful design. All the edges of the device have a shiny border which just looks beautiful as you can see in the image.
The rear camera sensor on the Nexus 6P is a 12.3 MP snapper with 1.55μm pixel size and an f2.0 Aperture. For those who don’t understand what pixel size is, we have a nice and easy example for you to understand. The pixels capture light like catching rain in a bucket, the bigger the bucket the more water falls into it. Same is with the pixels, the more the pixel size, the more it captures the light and makes the snaps more bright and vivid. The pixel size on the Nexus 6P’s camera is 1.55μm which makes it perform very good in dim light conditions too.
DXOMARK has already ranked the Nexus 6P’s camera as the third best mobile camera in the world. The camera can shoot video at a resolution of 2160p at 30fps. The Nexus 6P can also shoot slow motion videos at 240 frames per second allowing playback to be slowed down to a factor of 48 frames per second.
Below are some images taken with Nexus 6P.
Below is a slow-motion video captured in 240fps of a hummingbird captured with Nexus 6P and can really flatter your heart for moments.
There is an 8 MP front snapper for great selfies. The front snapper can capture Full HD 1080p videos.
The Google Nexus 6P runs the sweetest treat by Google, Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The new operating system comes with many enhancements and new features over Android 5.x Lollipop. Some key features of Android 6.0 Marshmallow are as follows:
Now on Tap
One of the major key feature of the latest treat from Google allows users to directly interact with the information appearing on their device screen. Now on Tap will allow users to get more information about keywords and topics that are appearing on the device screen just by tapping and holding the home button. We have tested Now on Tap before and found it awesome, you can check the full hands on here.
Doze Mode and App Standby
Android 6.0 features battery saving features like Doze Mode and App Standby. The Doze Mode works when you are not using your device for long periods of time. For example, when you put your phone on the desk for longer, it detects the lack of motion and takes the phone into a Deep Sleep mode. In this mode, all the apps which suck battery in the background goes into standby mode and resumes their processing when you re-use your device. However, you can set some apps to still run in the background even when the device is in deep sleep mode.
Android 6.0 also introduces a new permission system, which allow users to set specific permission for all apps. By this new permission system, users are capable of denying apps to use certain permissions. This feature is a very big step by Google to make its operating system more secure and reliable.
These were some of the major key features of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. We will be doing a full review of Android 6.0 Marshmallow in the coming days.
On the hardware part, the Nexus 6P is powered by a Snapdragon 810 processor paired with 3GB of RAM and USB Type-C for fast charging. You can have a look at all the specs here: Nexus 6P – Full specifications
Below is an introduction video by Google for Nexus 6P: