Google announces Nexus 6 smartphone

Rick Otto

Google today unveiled their next generation Android smartphone, the Nexus 6. 

The Nexus 6 has a screensize of just under 6" measuring in at 5.96 inches.  It's powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad-core chip clocked at 2.7GHz and an Adreno 420 GPU.  It includes 3GB of RAM.  The screen offers a Quad HD display with 1440p resolution and 493ppi.  The smartphone also comes with dual front-facing stereo speakers.  The entire smartphone measure 6.3 x 3.3 x 0.4 inches.  It includes a 3220 mAh battery and for fast charging works with Motorola's Turbo Charger.  The battery is expected to provide a talk time of up to 24 hours and a standby time of 300 hours.  The Turbo Charger will add 6 hours of use with just 15 minutes of charging.  It also has support for wireless charging.  It has a 13 MP rear-facing camera and a 2 MP front-facing camera.  The rear-facing camera has optical image stabilization and also a dual LED flash.  The phone doesn't include a SD card slot.  It'll include the upcoming Android 5.0

The Nexus 6 will be available in two soft-touch plastic colors, Midnight Blue and Cloud White.  The new smartphone is made by Motorola and will be available for purchase from Google Play and all major US carriers (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular).  It becomes available for presale in late October and is available sometime in November.  The unlocked versions cost $649 for the 32GB verison and $699 for the 64GB version.  It'll be available subsidized from carriers.

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