Google has announced the new Google Nexus 6P, built by Huawei and released as the successor to the original Google Nexus 6, released last year.
The device includes a number of great new updates, including an updated processor as well as USB-C instead of micro-USB.
As the name suggests, the device's display is roughly six inches, although it's actually more like 5.7 inches. Despite this, Google says that it has been able to maximize the screen size on the device. The phone itself is roughly the size of one that is 5.5 inches, but it maintains its 5.7-inch display, which takes up 74 percent of the device's front side.
Another big update for the phablet is the new camera, which includes a 12.3 megapixel shooter built by Sony. The new sensor is reportedly great for low-light situations and was originally built for Sony cameras from a few years ago but were shrunken down for the Nexus 6P. The camera also has an infrared-based autofocus system and a new feature called Smartburst, which is essentially a burst mode that captures 30 photos per second and is great for things like GIFs. Google also recognizes that, sometimes, people need to access their camera quickly, so it made it possible to double tap the power button for quick camera access.
One interesting hardware aspect of the new device is the fingerprint sensor on the back, which Google says was placed according to how a user holds it. This is interesting considering the fact that Google Marshmallow supports native fingerprint sensing, although it seems as though the hardware sensor is simply quicker.
The processor of the new device is an octa-core Snapdragon 810, and it features 3 GB of RAM and options for 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB of storage.
The Google Nexus 6P comes in frost white, aluminum and graphite, or white, silver and gray. It will be available starting "later in October" for $499. Not only that, but the new device will be covered under "Nexus Protect," which offers two years of mechanical warranty. Nexus Protect does, however, cost $89.
Check out a video below for more information about the new Google Nexus 6P.