Google Inc. has opened pre-order for its flagship device, the Nexus 6 but is yet to announce its release date. Reports are doing the rounds that the device would be launched on 8 November but nothing is confirmed as of now and it could be pushed to a later date.
Motorola, the manufacturer of Google's latest device, confirmed in its blog the "Nexus 6 will come to 28 countries across Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America starting later this year and as we head into Q1," giving a clear hint that the phablet will come to several countries only next year.
The Nexus 6 was unveiled along with the Nexus 9 on 15 October but Google has been keeping mum on its release. The device looks like the Moto X and comes with Motorola logo on its back, but it certainly has features superior than Moto X - from processor to screen size to memory. Google's new device is a huge upgrade from its predecessor, the Nexus 5.
The Nexus 6 sports a 5.96-inch QHD (2560x1440p) AMOLED screen with 493 ppi (pixels per inch), which is much bigger than the 4.96-inch seen in its predecessor, the Nexus 5. The new device is protected by Gorilla Glass 3, powered by a 2.7GHz Quad core Krait 450 CPU (Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SOC) and runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop.
The new device comes packed with a 32/64GB internal memory and 3GB RAM, and houses a 3,220 mAh with talk time up to 24 hours, standby time close to 250 hours (with ambient display on) and 330 hours (with ambient display off). The Nexus 6 has a 13MP main camera with Dual-LED ring flash, f2.0 aperture, 4K video recording, and 2MP front camera with HD video conferencing feature. The 32GB variant is priced at $649, while the 64GB variant costs $699.