With companies as large as Google and Huawei, you would think they would be able to co-ordinate a Nexus 6P phone launch to go as smooth as silk – but it just is not happening. Canadians are still waiting to get their hands on the new high-end Nexus device, as another delay is upon them. As reported by our friends at MobileSyrup, both Rogers and Telus have moved the delivery date from November 2 to November 4 – and this is after the dates were moved from late October to November 2. Apparently, this is to give Huawei and Google enough time to build up their supply of the Nexus 6P’s…but it is not as if both companies did not know this launch was coming.
While Huawei and Google build up their supply of the Nexus 6P to avoid customer disappointment down the road that is exactly what they are causing now. From October to November 2 and now November 4 is causing real anxiety with buyers – sure it is only a few days here and a few days there, but when a customer has put in their order for a new smartphone, anything that disrupts its delivery is unacceptable. We can only hope that the November 4th date will be the last extension in the Nexus 6P’s arrival. This does appear to affect all of Canada, so it will be interesting to see if Bell will change their date as well.
One can understand the customer’s disappointment in receiving this new high-end Nexus model. It comes with a large 5.7-inch QHD AMOLED display produced by Samsung with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels giving the Nexus 6P a nice 518 pixels-per-inch (PPI). It using the fast and v2.1 of the much talked about 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor with four cores clocked at 1.55 GHz and the other four cores clocked at 2.0 GHz and an Adreno 430 GPU. It is packing 3GB of RAM and one can order a 32GB, 64GB or 128GB model with no means of expansion.
The 12.3MP sensor by Sony, with laser autofocus and a dual-tone LED flash is scoring very well on tests – even without OIS. The front-facing camera (FFC) is a huge 8MP to produce outstanding selfies and video chats. It sports dual front-facing stereo speakers for superior sound and carries a large 3,450 mAh battery that can quickly be charged via its reversible Type-C USB port. It is also the first Nexus smartphone to include a fingerprint sensor for unlocking the device as well as authorizing mobile payments with Android Pay. The Nexus 6P is an exciting device that we hope will get into the hands of our Canadian brethren soon.