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The Nexus 6P

Tuesday, Google announced the Nexus 6P, a follow-up to 2014's Nexus 6. The larger, premium phone has a powerful camera, a fingerprint sensor and other extras.

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Nexus Imprint

The Nexus 6P has a fingerprint scanner on the back, called Nexus Imprint. Google promises fast performance and few errors when reading your fingerprint.

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Camera tech

Google is using large sensors and a laser focus to help the Nexus 6P's camera take better pictures.

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12.3 megapixels

The phone has a 12.3-megapixel main camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera.

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USB Type C

The Nexus 6P uses a newer USB Type C cable to charge and transfer data.

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5.7-inch screen

Bigger than the Nexus 5X, the Nexus 6P has a 5.7-inch, high-res WQHD AMOLED screen.

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Metal design

The Nexus 6P has an all-metal design and comes in black, white and silver.

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Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X

Side by side, the Nexus 6P (left) and Nexus 5X aren't too far apart in size.

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Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Both new Nexus phones ship with the latest version of Android, 6.0 Marshmallow.

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Front-facing speakers

The phone has front-facing speakers on the top and bottom bezel, which will help give you good quality sound while watching videos or playing games.

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Side view

Following the trend of other smartphones these days, the Nexus 6P is thin.

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Huawei made

The phone is built by Asian manufacturer Huawei, which has a subtle logo on the back.

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Big Nexus logo

Bigger than the Huawei marking, though, is the Nexus logo, which spans most of the phone's back.

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Works with Android Pay

Nexus Imprint works well with Android Pay, using your fingerprint to authorize payments.

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On sale now

The Nexus 6P is available for pre-order now, starting at $499, £449 and AU$899 for 32GB of storage.

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