Google Nexus 6 Is A Phablet By Motorola; To Cost $0 On Contract At T-Mobile 3


If nothing else, Google was sure to introduce an upgraded Nexus phone with the general release of Android Lollipop. Nexus 6 is the phone you’re waiting for. Nexus 6 is more of a phablet than a phone, thanks to its big 6 inch display. There are going to be mixed opinions about it as not many Nexus users were in favor of a bigger Nexus phone.

Nexus 6 is the first (and probably) the last Nexus device made by Motorola. Let’s admit it, Nexus 6 is huge. Having tried out six inch devices before, I can safely say you’ll need big pockets, big palms and need to extra careful when carrying around this one. I was sincerely hoping for a device which could be handled more comfortably. At this time, I don’t see many people accepting the idea of 6 inch Nexus phone.

Nexus 6 gets latest hardware in the industry. Starting with CPU, it has Snapdragon 805 SoC which has 2.7 GHz quad-core processor based on Krait 400 architecture and it’s mated to a Adreno 420 GPU. Google haven’t specified amount of RAM, but 2GB will be minimum and max could be 3GB. Interesting part of the Nexus 6 is obviously its 6 inch display, for which it’ll be known to us. The 6 inch display on Nexus 6 will boast whopping QHD (1440×2560) resolution with 493ppi of pixel density. That’s insane, man. Nexus 6 will also pack a barometer sensor among others.

Nexus 6, as a Motorola device, shares little bit of its DNA with Moto X (2014). Nexus 6 will have a 13MP AF camera complete with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) and dual LED ring flash as seen on new Moto X. It’ll have f/2.0 lens and will record videos in 4K at 30fps. Its front camera will have 2MP sensor with HD resolution. Just like Moto X, Nexus 6 too will have dual frontal speakers. The phablet will have dual band WiFi with 802.11ac support, Bluetooth 4.1 and NFC.

Google has made sure to provide a quite powerful battery as the Nexus 6 packs a massive 3220 mAh battery. The Turbo charger which comes with Nexus 6 will quickly charge it up in 15 minutes to provide 6 hours of battery life. As usual, Nexus 6 comes in two memory variants, 32GB and 64GB, first time ever for Nexus phones. It’ll be available in two colors, Midnight Blue and Cloud White.

Nexus 6 will be available on all major carriers in United States with support for specific bands. This includes T-Mobile, AT&T, US Cellular, Sprint and Verizon. Of course, there will be a fully unlocked, SIM free version of Nexus 6, available directly from Google. So far only T-Mobile has announced the pricing. Nexus 6 will be available on T-Mobile for $0 down with 2 years contract at $27/month. Nexus 6 will be go on pre-order in late October and will be in stores by November. T-Mobile has specifically listed the November 12 as a date when Nexus 6 will be available in stores. Google will soon update us on its pricing and we will be keeping an eye on it and especially the unlocked edition.

About Swapneel Bandiwadekar

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