Earlier today, Google officially announced the Nexus 6P in Aluminum, Graphite, and Frost color options. If you’ve been paying attention to the Nexus 6P leaks, you know that a fourth color — Gold — was rumored for the 6P as well. Turns out that it exists, too, but it’s a bit more exclusive.
The Nexus 6P Special Edition is now live on the Japanese Google Store. It’s largely the same as the regular Nexus 6P, packing a 5.7-inch AMOLED display, Snapdragon 810, and 12.3-megapixel rear camera. The one difference is that its anodized aluminum backside is gold rather than white or black.
If you’re looking at the Nexus 6P outside of Japan, Google throws up a message that reads “This product is unavailable in your country.” If you are located in Japan, Google invites you to join a waiting list for the golden Nexus 6P. There’s no word on how much the Nexus 6P Special Edition costs, and what’s more, it’s unknown if or when this golden Nexus 6P will ever be released outside of Japan.
Gold phones seem to be all the rage in the mobile world nowadays, so it’s kind of strange to see Google offer the golden Nexus 6P to Japan only. Here’s to hoping that Google offers the gold Nexus 6P to the rest of the globe after it spends some exclusivity time in Japan.