[UPDATED] Some Third Party Nexus 6P Cases Block Laser Auto-Focus

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Update – It looks like a number of people on Amazon are giving Nexus 6P cases one star reviews and requesting refunds of a variety of cases. Case manufacturers have stated that the images posted with listings are preliminary and actual cases for the Nexus 6P will come with the correct cutout for the laser auto-focus. Thank you Landon Dodd for bringing it to our attention.

When the Nexus 6P was announced, one of the most toted features of the new Android device was the camera. With laser auto-focus and larger pixels, Google has a pretty decent shooter on its phone. The autofocus itself, allows photographers to adjust the focus quicker and more accurately and is a feature LG has sported in its last two G series flagships.

While, some may rock the new Nexus in its pure unadulterated form, foregoing a case and letting the metal shine through, others may want to shelter their new baby in the protective confines of a case. However, those of you who want to protect your device and take advantage of Google’s new laser-focus set up will have to be wary of which case you use, as some third party cases are said to make the laser auto-focus useless.

Google placed the laser auto-focus within the black bar to the right of the LED flash, which itself is right of the camera lens. Some third-party cases don’t account for that so using the laser to focus on a subject is a no-go. The discovery was made when the official and third party cases were compared side-by-side. Some third-party cases were already available prior to the official unveiling of the device so they apparently didn’t account for this handy feature.

While it’s safe to say that these manufacturers will most likely develop new cases to account for the laser auto-focus, I would guess it’ll take some time. Those wanting a case now should probably stick with an official case from Google for the time being. At the end of the day, this isn’t life or death, but it does shed a little bit of light on the silliness of releasing an accessory for a device that has yet to be announced?

Will you be getting a case for your Nexus 6P or will you be rocking it bare? Let us know in the comments below or on any of our social media accounts.

  Source: Tech Times
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