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Huawei Nexus 6P now official with Quad HD display, fingerprint scanner and USB Type C port

Nexus 6P

As expected, #Google unveiled the #Nexus6P smartphone today. According to the company, this is the first smartphone in the #Nexus family to feature an all metal design, which is significant as Nexus devices have usually been considered low cost offerings (with the exception of the Nexus 6, of course).

Internally you’re getting all the goodies that leaks had talked about weeks in advance. This includes the 5.7 inch Quad HD AMOLED display, a 12.3-megapixel rear camera, an 8-megapixel front camera, 3GB of RAM, 32/64/128GB of storage, the octa core Snapdragon 810 (2.1) chipset, Android 6.0 Marshmallow and a 3,450 mAh battery. The device has premium written all over it with the thin 7.3mm body and the diamond cut edges.

The handset supports USB Type-C port, which lets you hook up the cable in either direction. In addition to this, Type C ports also offer significantly quicker charging and data transfer speeds, so this is a big upgrade compared to the predecessor. Also new is the fingerprint scanner on the back, named ‘Nexus Imprint’. This can be used to unlock the screen and also for Android Pay authentication.

The smartphone will be up on pre-order starting today with availability commencing in October. Google hasn’t provided a specific date for the release of the flagship as of yet. The 32GB model of the Nexus 6P has been priced at $499 while the 64GB model will cost $549. The top end 128GB variant will be slightly expensive at $649.

Watch the intro video below to get a better idea of what’s new with the Nexus 6P.