Motorola & Google officially unveil the Nexus 6: it’s a monster
Finally, after months of speculating we can give our readers the full scoop on the Nexus 6, the most recent iteration in the Nexus family of phones. Are you ready? This is what you have to know.
The Motorola team have made official that they will be the ones to bring the Nexus 6 to the masses, along with promises of a huge 5.96” AMOLED screen and the best battery life on any smartphone yet. Apparently, only 15 minutes of charge can give users up to 6 extra hours of use! The Nexus 6 (along with the Nexus 4 & 5) will debut Android 5 Lollipop, the latest Android OS which claims to be the most flexible, fast and responsive yet.
The Nexus 6, just like all other phones in the Nexus family at the time of release, is an absolute powerhouse, and has a 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 with quad-core CPU under the hood with 3 GB of ram to play with. Just to put this in perspective, the latest iPhone 6 and Nexus 4 have 1 GB while the Nexus 5 had 2. It comes in two versions, one with 32 GB and another with 64 GB for storage in only one size: 159.3mm tall ( 6.27 inches), 83.0 mm width ( 3.15 inches) and a curve of 3.8-10.1mm (0.15-0.39 inches) weighing 184 grams (6.49 ounces): this phone is absolutely massive, being halfway between a regular smartphone and a tablet.
The Nexus 6 sports 2 cameras, a rear one with a 13 MP capable of 4K UHD video capture (so those 64 GB of storage can be put to good use) and a front, 2 MP one. It will come in two colors, Midnight Blue and Cloud White which it seems to have inherited from the Moto X family of phones.
While this all sounds fantastic, users will still have to wait a little more to buy as it will be available for pre-orders through the Google Play Store in late October. Furthermore, the starting price seems to be a staggering $649 USD, which is about twice what the Nexus 5 costs. Worth it? well, that is more the user’s call than ours.
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