Google Nexus 6: Launch Date, Specs & Price

Google has announced the Nexus 6 which is Google’s first phablet handset. The Nexus 6 is also one of the first devices to run on Android Lollipop. It is not exactly when we can expect the Nexus 6 to arrive in India. Hopefully, it will be soon. The handset is priced high — the 32GB version will cost Rs 44,000 and the 64GB version will cost Rs. 49,000.

Google Nexus 6 Key Specs:

Display: 5.96-inch
Processor: 2.7GHz
Front Camera:  2-megapixel
Resolution: 1440×2560 pixels
RAM:  3GB
OS:  Android 5.0
Storage: 32GB & 64 GB
Rear Camera: 13-megapixel
Battery capacity: 3220mAh

Design:

The Nexus 6 is designed by Motorola and shares many design features from Moto X. In terms of shape and design the phones look very similar. There are some differences though. The power and volume keys are located further down.

The Nexus 6 has a huge 5.96 in screen. The phone measures 159.3x83x10.1mm and weighs 184g. It is larger than the iPhone 6 Plus (158.1×77.8×7.1mm) and heavier, as well (172g).

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Hardware:

The 5.93in screen uses a AMOLED QHD, 2,560×1,440 resolution panel, giving a display density of 493 pixels per inch (PPI). The front-facing stereo speakers are placed above and below the screen, so phone provides good volume without headphones.

The Nexus 6 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor running at 2.7GHz. This processor also powers the Galaxy Note 4. With 3GB of RAM the phone should provided very good performance as it will run on stock version of Android.

Powered by a 3,220mAh battery, the phone will last for 24 hours with a single charge and even more for light usage.

The Nexus 6 will be available in two variants: 32GB and 64. There is no microSD card slot so you may have to opt for the 64GB version if you need more space.

Coming to the camera, a 13-megapixel camera on the back comes with added features such as optical image stabilisation to eliminate camera shake. It also has twin-LED ring flash for photos in low light conditions. The camera is huge improvement over the 8-mp camera of the Nexus 5.

Android 5.0 Lollipop:

The Nexus 6 will come with Android 5.0 Lollipop. Earlier known as Android L, Lollipop comes with a completely redesigned Material Design user interface. It also incorporates many performance improvements, selective notifications and a new battery saver mode to increase battery life.

It also features multiple user accounts and a guest user mode to keep personal data private when sharing the device with others. There is also an option to unlock the device through Bluetooth-enabled wearable devices like the Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch.


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