News by Josh Dasey on Tuesday November 03, 2015.
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Google and Huawei are sweetening the deal for the Nexus 6P further by giving consumers who buy the flagship the chance to grab the Huawei Watch for $50 off its list price. We don't think the excellent Nexus 6P really needs the extra kick, especially as demand is reported to be through the roof, but cutting a deal for one of the best wearables available is a deal we can appreciate.If you already purchased the Huawei made Nexus 6P running Google's stock build of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, then you may be kicking yourself because you missed out on this deal. Not to fear though because you can still take advantage of this deal. However, be prepared to wait as the current shipping time for the Nexus 6P currently stretches into mid-December. The Nexus 6P is a high end smartphone boasting leading specs such as a 5.7-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440 by 2560 pixels, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset, 3GB of RAM, and a 12MP primary camera.
Now, the debate about whether a smartwatch should look like a traditional timepiece rages one, but for my money I want a wearable that looks like a good old fashioned watch. The Huawei Watch fits that, as do a number of other wearables on the market now; it really seems as though the market is reaching puberty and maturing. Back to Huawei's effort. The watch oozes a premium look thanks to a sapphire screen, "cold-forged" scratch resistant stainless steel, and a number of luxury straps. Unlike the Apple Watch, Huawei's product looks good in any of its guises, be that gold, silver, or black. At 42mm, this is a small smartwatch, but it comes with the now familiar set of Android Wear specs. That means the Huawei Watch gets a 1.4-inch AMOLED 400 x 400 screen, a 6-axis motion sensor, and a Snapdragon 400 processor. It really seems as though the smartwatch fight will be won with aesthetics more than it will raw hardware.
Josh is our European editor, tackling news events, reviews, and new items from his UK home. As a former HTC marketing employee, Josh is close to the industry and bring his experience to MobileBurn.