A big gap still exists between the battery lives of E Ink e-readers and cell phones, and in particular the Nexus 6 is not as thrifty with juice as it could have been. But Google has caught religion, kind of.
The Nexus 6P will feature a 3450mAh battery to power the 5.7-inch screen and the rest. The current Nexus 6’s battery is 3220mAh.
On top of that, the 6P will benefit from power-saving features of Android M. “Marshmellow’s” benefits will spill over for owners of current Nexuses—I’m one. I can’t wait to see the actual numbers. It’s possible that battery life in standby may double. So what will it be like when the screen is on?
Here’s the lowdown on the Nexus 6P—expected to be announced Tuesday—by way a leaked image published in the Verge and elsewhere:
Huawei is making the new Nexus.
No, in in the battery life department, it still won’t be any match for E Ink devices. But it’ll be better.
Tip: To stretch out battery life of my Nexus 6 right now, I’m using 3X Battery Saver. What’s your own favorite save-ware for Android?