News & Reviews: Huawei Nexus 6P
Last Updated: Dec 14, 2015
The Huawei Nexus 6P has barely been in the market for more than a couple of days and already, 1000 units of the device has been sold. Initially, the first 600 to purchase the device (going for RM2698 in Aluminium and Graphite) from either VMALL.my or Lazada were slated to also get Free Google ChromeCast worth RM199 but with 1000 and more already sold, Huawei Malaysia are now offering a free Nexus 6P casing and a pair of earphones with the next batch of Nexus 6P smartphones. Lazada will be offering another 100 Google ChromeCast. This offer is valid for those who have purchased the Nexus 6P from 11 December 2015 onwards.
Last Updated: Dec 08, 2015
The Huawei Nexus 6P and Huawei Watch have officially landed in Malaysia today at surprise, surprise RM2698 and RM1799. Both devices are full metal but the Huawei Watch does come with a Black Metal plated version at RM1999. The full metal unibody Nexus 6P comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, a fingerprint sensor, dual front speakers, USB Type-C ports and a 12.3MP rear camera with super large 1.55-micron pixel Sony sensor that can record 4K video at 30fps. The equally premium looking Huawei Watch on the other hand sports a round 1.4-inch AMOLED display with 400 x 400 pixel resolution.
Both devices will be available starting 10 December 2015 at VMALL.my and Lazada but if you're looking to get up close and personal with them, they will only be available at the Huawei concept stores late next week. You'll still have to buy them online but the first 600 to do so will get a free Google Chromecast. Huawei Malaysia are planning to bring in a number of cases and straps and accessories but there are still no specific Malaysia release dates.
Last Updated: Nov 30, 2015
After a bit of teasing, Huawei Malaysia have sent out the save-the-date notices confirming that yes, the Huawei Nexus 6P is coming to Malaysia and as soon as 8 December 2015 (next week). No official pricing details yet (some say RM2698 but Huawei says to wait and see) but as a refresher, the Nexus 6P features tech specs that include a 2K resolution display, a fingerprint sensor, dual front speakers, USB Type-C ports and a 12.3MP rear camera with super large 1.55-micron pixel Sony sensor that can record 4K video at 30fps. It also comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow right out of the box. Check out the video below for more recaps.
Last Updated: Nov 24, 2015
Just a few hours ago, Vmall.my somehow slipped out a price tag on the Huawei Nexus 6P (64GB model) on the page but it’s gone now. Luckily, Amanz.my managed to take a quick screen shot showing us the details and confirming that Malaysia will be getting the Nexus 6P. The price was listed as RM2698 (with GST) coming in either Aluminium and Graphite colour options.
Although it’s not the official announcement, it does seem legitimate since the Nexus 6P costs $499 (RM2113.44, 32GB model) and $549 (RM2325.21, 64GB model) in the USA so you can start saving up your savings now for a nice Christmas gift. It runs on a Snapdragon 810 processor with a 3GB RAM, while the screen is measured 5.7-inch with a Quad HD display, the main camera is 12.3MP while the front is 8MP. It also has a fingerprint scanner and front stereo speakers, with Android 6.0 Marshmallow pre-installed fueled by a 3450 mAh battery with Quick Charge technology (USB Type C).
Last Updated: Oct 25, 2015
Android users who have the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow patch can now make purchases (yes, purchase) with fingerprint authentication in the all new Google Play Store. This includes the LG Nexus 5X, Huawei’s Nexus 6P and Honor 7, the LEAGOO Elite 1, or basically any handset that’s getting the Marshmallow (see the complete list). The finger authentication is a part of the revamped Google Play Store, and it’s very likely to be more expansive than this feature is in iOS with many third-party program supports.
Last Updated: Oct 19, 2015
The recently announced Huawei Nexus 6P marks the first time that Google and Huawei have collaborated on a smartphone together. It also marks the first 2K display smartphone that Huawei have made and it is also the higher-end Nexus device compared to the LG-made Nexus 5X. Featuring aeruonautical-grade anodized aluminum with diamond chamfers the Nexus 6P offers Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, a fingerprint sensor, dual front speakers, USB Type-C ports and a 12.3MP rear camera with super large 1.55-micron pixel Sony sensor that can record 4K video at 30fps. Do you want the Nexus 6P to come to Malaysia?
Last Updated: Sep 30, 2015
As expected, Google have announced their latest additions to the Nexus series of smartphones with the Huawei Nexus 6P and LG Nexus 5X. Both smartphones come with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, a fingerprint sensor, dual front speakers, USB Type-C ports and a 12.3MP rear camera with super large 1.55-micron pixel Sony sensor that can record 4K video at 30fps. Quite obviously the Huawei Nexus 6P is the more premium of the two with an all metal body and 5.7-inch 2K or quad HD display. Measuring in at 159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3mm thin, the Nexus 6P features tech specs that include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 32GB/64GB/128GB storage, 8MP front camera and 3450 mAh battery with quick charging.
The LG Nexus 5X is no slouch either but tech specs are a bit more midrange with a Snapdragon 808 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB/32GB storage, 5.2-inch FHD display, 5MP front camera and 2700 mAh battery. Both of the new Nexus smartphones do not have expandable memory or microSD slots, don't support wireless charging and don't have Optical Image Stabilization. In any case, there are still no Malaysia release dates or pricing details just yet but the Nexus 6P is priced from $499 (RM2219) for the 32GB storage version while the Nexus 5X starts at $379 (RM1686) for the 16GB storage version. Both will be available on the Google Play store in the US but we expect it to start shipping out elsewhere starting from 19 October for the Nexus 5X.
Last Updated: Sep 28, 2015
Recently leaked internal slides for the upcoming Huawei Nexus 6P (made for Google) have surfaced. The slides reveal nearly everything except for Malaysia release dates or pricing details. Tech specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1 processor, 32GB / 64GB / 128GB storage, 5.7-inch display with wide 2K or QHD display, dual front speakers, a USB Type-C port and a 3450 mAh battery. It will come with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and weigh in at 178g. Other features include an inproved camera (no actual MP mentioned) and a fingerprint sensor for better security. Stay tuned for more developments.