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Nexus 6P could have fatal flaw: rear glass “spontaneously” cracks

The Nexus 6P’s rear visor has been “spontaneously” shattering, according to reports. Several Reddit users have uploaded images of devices with similarly cracked glass, which they claim has occurred without the devices sustaining impact.

The rear glass on the Nexus 6P has been spontaneously cracking, according to reports. / © Reddit

The cause of this issue, and its prevalence, is currently unclear. One Reddit member speculated that it could be due to the compressed nature of the Gorilla Glass used on the device: "Due to the strong attraction of the glass particles to one another and compression of the whole, the glass develops lines of internal torque and stress, leading to explosive results if the glass is impacted or pressed from the wrong angle," they wrote.

The shattered glass is not the only problem to have befallen the Nexus 6P. There is also uncertainty over the strength of the body, after several YouTube videos were uploaded showing that the device can easily be bent in the hands. Google has yet to comment on either issue. 

Let us know in the comments if you've had any problems with your Nexus 6P. 


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  • Steve M 11 months ago Link to comment

    So the news is that glass can crack and thin aluminum can bend. I'm completely shocked.

    Didn't those Apple user's already tell us this? And they still seem to love their phones.

  • Mark G. 11 months ago Link to comment

    I would presume that they have pushed the phone to its limits. Most users will be ok but it's worth knowing that it can possibly happen.
    Owners should take note, protect your device with a case.

    I tend to try and not keep my phone in my back/front pockets, I'm probably being a little paranoid, but I dont want my expensive device bending or cracking, I always use decent shock proof cases and decent tempered glass screens.

    Yes they detract from the design and visuals look but it's worth it overall, I don't want a damaged phone with the hassle of getting a new one/setting it up etc...

    Peace ✌

  • I've had my 6P for 5 days now no issues

  • adr 11 months ago Link to comment

    This is rumour mill, not a news story

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