Gold Google Nexus 6P Special Edition now available to buy (in Japan)

Gold Google Nexus 6P Special Edition now available to buy (in Japan)
In most markets, the Google Nexus 6P can be bought in three color versions: aluminum (silver), graphite (black), and frost (white). However, as previously reported, the handset has a fourth color variant: gold. Starting today, this can be purchased in Japan, via Google Store, where it's called Nexus 6P Special Edition.

Apart from the gold exterior (minus the black front and black camera bump), the Nexus 6P Special Edition doesn't seem to be offering anything else that can be deemed special. The handset has the same price as the other three color variants, and can be purchased in 32 GB, 64 GB, or 128 GB flavors.

As you may have heard by now, the Nexus 6P is manufactured by Huawei, and is Google's latest flagship smartphone (being introduced at the same time with the cheaper LG-made Nexus 5X). Its highlight features include an aluminum chassis, a 5.7-inch Quad HD AMOLED display, fingerprint scanner, an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, and a 12.3 MP rear camera with laser auto focus and 4K video recording. To find out more about the smartphone, check out our Google Nexus 6P review.

Google didn't say anything regarding the availability of the gold Nexus 6P outside of Japan, so we don't know if this version of the handset will make it to other markets.

Update: It looks like the gold Nexus 6P is currently out of stock in Japan.

source: Google Store via: Phandroid

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Nexus 6P
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3450 mAh(23h talk time)



1. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

I wonder if it's more expensive to produce...

3. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

No... It's just gold paint...

7. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and the color on picture above is nowhere near gold (its more like tortilla or caramel brown)

9. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Tortilla? What tortillas you eating?

10. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Being aluminum, it's most likely anodized, not painted. Anodized for aluminum is a similar process to Powdercoating for steel. Both use a process to bond the color to the material rather than relying on the paint's adhesion.

2. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

FOKDAT. A golden Nexus 6P shouldn't be a Japan exclusive like that...its like your asking me to import a Toyota Supra! I hope google at least make limited quantities for N.A.

4. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

The quality control issues with this phone are ridiculous. Add on the the subpar build and in my book this phone is a fail. Only 1 nexus a year and the 6 and 6p just aren't that great of offerings.

6. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Have you actually used or even held one? I've had mine for the last 3 weeks and I haven't had a single issue with it, build or otherwise. Those reports, if you look deeper than just reading the articles that have been repeated over and over, the number of people with actual issues number in the single digits. And I'd imagine you're also talking about the guy who could benefit it in half. The guy is a body builder and his fingers were white while he was bending it. BTW, there are 2 Nexus devices this year, not one.

12. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Hmmm. I have had the Nexus 6 and now a Nexus 6P. They're both awesome phones. Too bad you dislike them so much, because the only person missing out is you.

5. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Can someone tell me what is the point of such editions at all? It's not like now more people will buy that phone in Japan, becuase if they wanted they would get already other versions and now they are just losing opportunity to earn extra customers in whole world.

8. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

That gold ish color looks cool, but my white Frost is a stunning piece of work. I think I'm good with mine.

11. LittleGaGaKiller

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 19, 2015


13. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I would have bought a gold one had I had the option when I bought my Nexus 6P. However I'm happy with my silver one.

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