It’s Nexus day once again, the very same Fall day that comes around once a year in which Google tries to a light a fire under the whole Android ecosystem. With a fresh, tasty new version of Android comes fresh, crunchy new hardware. This time around, the Nexus line is enjoying a job share of sorts, with LG reviving the Nexus 5 with their new 5X and Huawei taking on the Nexus 6 with the 6P. As with last year’s Nexus 6 from Motorola, the Chinese manufacturer’s take is larger than life, and with that means a larger-than-most battery. Nexus devices have never benefited from stellar battery life right the way back to the original Nexus One, from HTC, but with the 6P Huawei and Google want to try and change all that.
Not forgetting all of the new tweaks and updates in the latest version of Android, the Huawei Nexus 6P sports a sizeable 3,450 mAh battery beneath its back cover. While this battery is not removable, there’s a lot of battery life in this guy, even though the 5.7-inch Quad HD display is likely to drain battery quite a bit, Google have given both the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X the new Android Sensor Hub, which takes strain off of the Snapdragon 810, and therefore reduces power consumption as a result. Plus, Android 6.0 Marshmallow now comes with a new Doze power mode, which allows apps to sleep in a more active state, but incurs less system interrupts than being fully-on in the background. On stage, Google said that this new Doze feature amounts to something like a 30% increase in battery life on the 2013 Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 from last year, so there are high hopes for battery life on the Nexus 6P and its massive 3,450 mAh battery. USB Type-C is included here for charging, and Google have said that it supports ‘Fast Charging’ and can charge fully in less than half the time of an iPhone 6 Plus, which is fairly impressive, but we should have concrete figures soon.
Google have not just simply asked Huawei to create a phone off the shelve, there’s new hardware inside with the new Android Sensor Hub and this phone was built from the ground up to run Android 6.0 Marshmallow, so there should be some good battery life from this guy, but we’ll have to wait and see for sure. Hopefully, it won’t be too long before we get our hands on one to put its through its paces.