For the past few weeks, we are hearing that Google Nexus smartphone and the tablet would launch in mid-October, now more compelling evidences from the USA have surfaced online that the launch of Motorola Nexus 6 aka X and HTC Nexus 9 is imminent on 15 October.
Prominent business media house, Forbes citing credible sources has confirmed that Google will officially announce the new Android L powered HTC Nexus 9 (codenamed Volantis) and Motorola Nexus 6 (codenamed Shamu) via blog post press release.
Initially, the search engine giant wanted to hold a press meet to unveil the new devices, but due to the delay in fine-tuning of Android L OS, the company reportedly decided to keep the launch extravagance to a low profile affair, added the source.
It is said that HTC Nexus 9 will be available in 16GB and 32GB LTE models for $399 (around €315/₹24,500) and $499 (around €394/₹30,500) respectively. The company is expected to open a pre-order window on 17 October and begin selling the device from 3 November and most of the leaked specifications twirling on the Internet is said to be true, reported Forbes.
HTC Nexus 9 is expected to have a 8.9-inch screen with 2048x1440p resolutions and ship with the new Android L OS, Nvidia 64-bit CPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB/32GB storage, 8.0-megapixel primary camera and a 3.0-megapixel camera.
The Taiwanese company has incorporated BoomSound dual speakers on the front side like we see in the flagship HTC One smartphones, but on its design front, it just kept brushed metal (Aluminum) frame around the edges and has used plastic matte finish on the rear-side to keep prices down.
As far as Motorola Nexus 6 is concerned, it is expected to boast mammoth 5.9-inch QHD display and come packed with Android L OS, Snapdragon 805 CPU, 3GB RAM, 13.0-megapixel camera, 2.1-megapixel snapper on the front and a 3,200 mAh battery.
Rumoured Specifications of Google Nexus 6 aka Nexus X
|Model||Google Nexus 6 aka Nexus X (Codenamed- Motorola Shamu)|
|Display||5.92-inch QHD (2560x1440p) screen with Pixel density of more than 498 ppi (pixels per inch)|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 (APQ8084) with top CPU speed of 2.7GHz|
|Camera||Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with 4K video resolution recording ability
Front: 2.1-megapixel camera
|Add-on||4G-LTE, NFC, Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi|
|Price||64GB: €499.99 (around $700/₹40,000)32GB: €419.99 (around $554/₹33,526)|
Leaked specifications of Google-HTC Nexus 9:
|Model||Google-HTC Nexus 9|
|Display||8.9-inch screen with 2048x1440p resolutionsPixel density: 281 ppi (pixels per inch)|
|OS||Expected to come with Android v5.0 (nomenclature beginning with 'L')|
|Processor||64-bit Nvidia Logan processor (Tegra K1)|
|Camera||Main: 8.0-megapixel camera with OIS
Front: 3.0-megapixel camera
|Add-ons||matte plastic body, stereo front-facing speakers|
|Dimensions||8.91 x 5.98 x 0.31 –inches (226.31 x 151.90 x 7.87 mm)|
|Weight||Wi-Fi only model: 418 g;LTE model : 427 g|
|Price||16GB: $399 (around €315/₹24,500)32GB LTE: $499 (around €394/₹30,500)|