Google officially launched the latest on the Nexus device which will be called the Nexus 6. The launch was a silent affair with Google announcing the details of the launch through their official blog. Google Nexus 6 was launched along with the Nexus 9 tablet, with both devices running the Android 5.0 Lollipop OS.
As stated earlier by Mr. Sundar Pichai during the Google I/O, the new version of the operating system comes with many new features, which we will discuss in another post. Google Nexus 6 is made by Motorola, and the device carries those signature design elements that are specific to the Moto devices. Pre-order of the device will commence on October 30 in US and availability is scheduled in November. Nexus 6 will be available from AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon and U.S. Cellular in US. The price of the device starts at $649, and it will be available in Midnight Blue and Cloud White colors.
Key Specifications of Google Nexus 6 are listed below
- 5.96 inch AMOLED display
- 2560×1440 QHD resolution, 493 ppi pixel density, 16 : 9 aspect ratio
- Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Quad core Krait 450 CPU 2.7GHz CPU
- Adreno 420 GPU
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SOC
- 3 GB RAM
- 32/ 64GB memory options
- 13 MP rear camera, Optical image stabilization, 802.11ac 2×2 (MIMO), dual LED ring flash
- 2 MP front camera
- Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Ambient light sensor, Barometer
- 82.98mm x 159.26mm x 10.06mm
- Android 5.0 Lollipop
- WiFi 802.11ac 2×2 (MIMO), Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, GPS, microUSB v2.0
- Midnight Blue, Cloud White colors
- 3220mAh battery
Also See: Google Nexus 6 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4
International availability of the device including India is not certain now. But it won’t be late like the Nexus 5 release. Google already knows the potential of Indian Android phone market. Phones like iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 debuted in India almost immediately after the global launch. Both these devices will be the direct competitor to the Nexus 6. Price of Nexus 6 in India will start at around Rs. 45,000 for the 32 GB version.