It was just last week we reported that delivery to Canada of the new Nexus 6P was delayed, yet again, to November 4 – this is from an original date from late October and then from November 2. While the Google store started shipping the Nexus 6P last week, it is now available at a few carriers. The only model available is the Graphite Black, 32GB model – it will cost you $699 at Rogers, Bell, Telus and Videotron and then jumps up to $749 at Wind Mobile on a no-term. The carriers seem to have settled on a two-year contract price of $199.99, although drops to only $99.95 at Videotron.
Even though this is a Nexus device, the Nexus 6P is definitely a premium smartphone and the pricing reflects as much. Google pulled a blunder last year with the release of the huge Nexus 6 from Motorola – it was big in size, specifications and price – not exactly what Nexus buyers were used to dealing with. While previous Nexus devices were solid performers, they were never considered a premier device and generally cost around $350. The Nexus 6 was a huge technical leap forward, but left many Nexus owners out of the loop. This year Google made a great move and offered two Nexus devices – the Nexus 5X for the more budget minded and the Nexus 6P for those that were willing to pay more for a high-end device.
The Nexus 6P sports a 5.7-inch QHD AMOLED display that is produced by Samsung and has a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and 518 pixels-per-inch (PPI). It uses a v2.1 of the 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor with four cores clocked at 1.55 GHz and four cores clocked at 2.0 GHz and an Adreno 430 GPU. It packs 3GB of RAM and 32GB, 64GB or 128GB of internal storage, but no provision for expanding. It uses a 12.3MP sensor by Sony with larger pixels, laser autofocus, a dual-tone LED flash and it produces terrific photos. The Nexus 6P also has a large 8MP front-facing camera (FFC) for selfies and vide chats. It also sports dual front-facing stereo speakers for a superior sound. A large 3450 mAh battery powers the entire device and can charge rapidly via the reversible Type-C USB port.