That’s it, call off the trip to San Francisco. Just about every conceivable detail for the Huawei Nexus 6P has now been leaked, thanks to a public image gallery shared on Imgur, and anonymously tipped to us (and it seems a good number of other Android-based news sites as well).
What you can see above is a series of slides which appear to be designed for retailers, reviewers and others to use as an information and promotion tool. We commonly see these kinds of things in the form of a reviewers guide, and that’s quite likely what this is.
Much of the specifications are not knew, though it is interesting to see them put together like this, in such a compelling format. A metal body now appears certain, as does a significant battery — 3450mAh isn’t to be sneezed at. All this will come in a package weighing in at 178 grams, a little lighter than the current model Nexus 6 from Motorola. Other details confirmed include front-facing speakers, USB Type-C charging / accessory port, and Snapdragon 810 v2.1 processor. The display size and resolution (5.7″ and 2560x1440p) we’ve known for a while now, and it’s basically confirmed by this.
There is no reference to wireless charging which will be disappointing to some, and with a metal body, wireless charging does seem unlikely, though it could happen. That it’s not mentioned does tend to suggest it wont be included though.
The camera isn’t explored too much, and the existence of a fingerprint sensor is not new, but the quote about the camera suggesting “allows in more light” suggests a greater maximum aperture for more light on the sensor.
There’s the obligatory reference to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and Now on Tap, both of which have been explored in earlier coverage this year, particularly out of Google I/O. Storage-wise, the Nexus 6P will come in 32, 64 and 128GB variants, in Aluminium, Graphite, Frost and Gold colours, though it’s not clear which colours (if not all) will be available in Australia — that Gold colour, for example, is likely to be found only in Japan.
Those with keen eyes will notice that the ‘camera bump’ shown in early pictures of the Nexus 6P is nowhere near as prominent as it had appeared before. This will be good news for those who appreciate a refined aesthetic in their Nexus.
The Nexus 6P should be announced by Google on 29 September at its event in San Francisco, and we’ll be there on the ground for a hands-on.