Google has finally unveiled the Nexus 6 phablet and the device indeed runs on the new Android L OS, dubbed Android 5.0 Lollipop. One of the most anticipated devices, the Nexus 6 manages to live up to expectations with high-end specs, as well as great new features. We were expecting to see the Nexus 6 follow in Motorola’s Moto X footsteps, porting some of the features from the flagship in order to make the device even more desirable for Android fans. The Nexus 6 will go on sale starting October 29 and will be available at AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile as well as U.S. Cellular.
The Nexus 6 lives up to the expectations with a 5.96 inch screen sporting a 1440 x 2560 resolution and 496 ppi pixel density. Most of the specs we had been seeing leaked online have actually been confirmed, so the Nexus 6 runs on the Snapdragon 805 CPU coupled with an Adreno 420 GPU, 3 GB RAM and either 32 or 64 GB internal storage. While many had hoped to see a microSD card slot on the Nexus 6, you will have to make due with the internal storage offered by default because Google and Motorola decided not to include such a slot in the Nexus 6. The Nexus 6 camera will be a 13 MP sensor on the rear featuring optical image stabilization and dual LED flash, while the front camera will be a 2 MP sensor. The Nexus 6 battery is a non-removable, 3220 mAh battery that features Motorola’s Turbo Charging capability which will get you 6 hours of battery life after only 15 minutes of charging.
You will be able to get your hands on the Nexus 6 starting October 29 and the device will set you back $650 off-contract for the 32 GB variant. There hasn’t been a price revealed for the 64 GB Nexus 6, but we can assume that the bigger storage option will bump the price up by about $50. Since the Nexus 6 did turn out to be a phablet, the device will come as a worthy competitor to the new iPhone 6 Plus and Galaxy Note 4. Google said that the Nexus 6 should be a model-device for future Android smartphone makers, the company trying to set a standard for its Android Lollipop OS. The Google event announced the Nexus 9 and the Nexus Player set-top box as well, setting the same release date for the former, and November availability for the latter.