Why The Nexus 6P Gained’t Wobble
Google formally unveiled the Nexus 6P, the successor to its considerably underwhelming Nexus 6 telephone as we speak. The corporate designed the telephone in partnership with Huawei and after in the present day’s occasion, we had an opportunity to meet up with Jeff Hoefer, the economic design supervisor answerable for the Nexus 6P design. Hoefer joined Google in February after virtually 9 years at Apple.
“That is an evolution,” he stated. “What we did is we checked out what occurred with [the Nexus 6] and what occurred with 5 the earlier yr. What we did with the 5X is an evolutionary change. With 6, what I needed to do is one thing a bit of bit extra polarizing and really totally different out there.”
Hoefer was particularly pleased with the telephone’s metallic physique. “It’s very sculpted,” he stated. “I’ve by no means seen a telephone that has sculpted aluminum like that. That’s very arduous to product. We actually pushed our distributors to do a great job with that.”
— Nexus 6P designer Jeff Hoefer
Probably the most iconic function of the telephone, although, is the black strip that barely protrudes from the again. It holds the digital camera, flash and laser sensor.
“For me, the black strip is the portal to bringing the digital world into your telephone. I needed one thing that might have some thriller to it,” he argued. “Discover we don’t have an precise digital camera lens — like a sapphire lens. The sculpted glass is one thing that’s very distinctive.”
He additionally identified that the strip permits the telephone to take a seat on the desk with out wobbling. “I didn’t need to have a bump on it. Whenever you put this on the desk, it truly lies flat.” The Nexus 6 wobbled and spun, how identified and in addition famous that the NFC antenna is within the strip. “When you’ve got an aluminum physique, you don’t need to have loads of holes in it,” Hoefer stated. “It’s a really clear, elemental look.”