Gadget lovers will be happy with the price of Google's Motorola Nexus 6 being slashed ahead of the release of LG Nexus 5 (2015) aka Nexus 5X. But it could affect the sales of Motorola's latest device – Moto X Pure Edition (Moto X Style).
Moto X Style is currently available for pre-orders in the US on Motorola website with price starting at $399.99. It is expected to be made available in the Fall of this year.
Motorola has claimed that Moto X Style is the fastest charging smartphone in the world, capable of charging 50 percent faster than the Samsung Galaxy S6. It boasts of a 21 MP main camera with f/2.0 aperture and a 5 MP front snapper.
It is no doubt a good device that's worth buying but it has got an unlikely competitor in the Nexus 6, a device made by Motorola in collaboration with Google.
The Motorola Nexus 6 is currently available on Amazon with price starting at $349.99 for its 32 GB variant against the current price of $499 ($649 at launch), and $399.99 for 64 GB model against current price of $549 ($699 at launch).
This means Nexus 6 will be $50 cheaper than Moto X Style. The former has a camera with optical image stabilisation (OIS) feature, large display, powerful GPU and large battery, while the latter has a high resolution camera with face detection, front snapper with LED flash, and microSD card slot. So, these devices from Motorola will have to fight out in the market and eat into each other's revenue.
Here are key specifications of Nexus 6 May and Moto X Style:
Motorola Nexus 6
Display: 5.96-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1440 x 2560 pixels (493ppi pixel density)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 805
Operating System: Android 5.0 Lollipop (upgradable to 5.1 Lollipop),
Storage: 32/64 GB internal memory and 3 GB RAM
Camera: 13 MP main camera, 2 MP secondary snapper
Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 3,220 mAh
Motorola Moto X Pure Edition
Display: 5.7-inch QHD TFT LCD touchscreen with 1440x2560 pixels (520ppi pixel density)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
Operating System: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Storage: 16/32/64GB internal memory expandable up to 128 GB, 3 GB RAM
Camera: 21 MP main camera, 5 MP secondary snapper
Battery: 3,000 mAh