Google Inc. has announced Nexus 6 along with Nexus 9 tablet, but it has not revealed the release date.
Nexus 9 is already up for pre-order and will hit the stores on 3 November but the pre-order for Nexus 6 is expected to happen by the end of this month before releasing it into the market sometime in mid November.
Google Play listing on the US store has confirmed that Nexus 6 will be opened for pre-order on 29 October and will start shipping on 3 November.
Meanwhile, Google seems to be planning to discontinue the Nexus 5, as "Leaves warehouse in 1-2 business days" message has been put up on its website. The black and red colour variant of 16GB Nexus 5 and 32GB variant (Black Colour) are out of stock at the time of filing this story.
However, the search engine giant hasn't reported to clearance sales of its latest smartphone, as it usually does before discontinuing a product. Samsung Galaxy Nexus was discontinued in October 2012 before the launch of LG Nexus 4 on 1 November and Nexus 4 was also pulled off from Google Play Store ahead of the arrival of Nexus 5 but Google hasn't announced the discontinuation of Nexus 5 despite the unveiling of its successor, Nexus 6.
Interestingly, the Nexus 5 is still going strong in the market and Google hasn't cut its price though it is about to complete the one-year life cycle.
Nexus 5 sports a 4.95-inch display with 1080x1920 pixels (445 ppi pixel density), powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset and runs on Android OS, v4.4 (KitKat), upgradable to Android 5.0 Lollipop. It comes packed with 16/32 GB internal memory and 2GB RAM, non-removable Li-Po 2,300 mAh battery, and an 8MP camera with autofocus, optical image stabilisation and LED flash. The 16GB variant of the device costs $350, while the 32GB variant costs $400.
On the other hand, the Nexus 6 sports a 5.96-inch QHD (2560x1440p) AMOLED screen with 493 ppi (pixels per inch), which 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.
It comes packed with 32/64GB internal memory and 3GB RAM, houses a 13MP main camera with Dual-LED ring flash, f2.0 aperture, 4K video recording, and a 2MP front camera with HD video conferencing feature, and has 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 32GB variant is priced at $649, and $699 for 64GB variant.