Huawei Nexus 6P to feature Micro SD, Project Fi Support and More

September 28, 2015 - Written By Alexander Maxham

We’re getting closer and closer to the announcement of the Nexus 6P and the Nexus 5X, tomorrow Google is slated to announce both of them at an event in San Francisco. Which kicks off at 11am EST/ 8am PST. Over the weekend, some presenter slides leaked out for the Nexus 6P, showing us all kinds of specs and features for the new device, including a massive 3450mAh battery. Now that the Nexus 6P is going through the FCC we have some other details. A forum member on XDA has also shared some details.

The FCC listing shows a microSD card slot. Which is actually really surprising. The last Nexus to have a microSD card slot was the Nexus One. The next five Nexus’ smartphones have not had a microSD card slot. Google had once been set against getting rid of microSD card slots, but then the new version of Android started playing nice with them again. So perhaps we will get a microSD card slot. One thing is for sure, we’ll find out tomorrow.

A forum member from XDA Developers has stated that the Nexus 6P will feature support for Project Fi, as well as T-Mobile’s WiFi calling. Neither of those are too surprising since we had that with the Nexus 6. The member also says that it will work on all four carriers, similar to the Nexus 6 last year. Which means we’ll have one SKU for all four US carriers. Making it easier on everyone, especially those that want to jump carriers. The member also stated that the Nexus 6P’s camera will have Optical Image Stabilization or OIS. Again not surprising, but nice to know it’s there. Considering we’ve seen a few smartphones come out this year without OIS.

The Huawei Nexus 6P is looking to be a pretty decent Nexus offering from Google. So far, according to the leaks and rumors, it appears to check all of the boxes. Including the large battery, which should hopefully give us some good battery life. As it is a larger battery than the Nexus 6, but a smaller display. We’ll have to wait and see. We will be at the event in San Francisco tomorrow morning, so make sure you keep it locked here for all the details.