Google's recently unveiled Motorola Nexus 6 will reportedly be put up for pre-order next week.
The news was confirmed by the search engine giant's official Google Play store USA, which has listed Nexus 6 (Midnight Blue and Cloud White) variants of 32GB and 64GB for $649 (around € 510/ ₹40,000) and $699 (around € 550/ ₹43,000) respectively. Google Play Store also carries a caption that reads, "preorders will be available starting on 10/29."
Technology blog GSMArena has claimed that the new Google Nexus 6 will be made available at T-Mobile on 12 November; however, there is no official word on whether other network carriers (Sprint, US Cellular and AT&T) will follow same release schedule.
As far as Nexus 6 India release date is concerned, Motorola is certain to launch the new phone in November (along with 28 other countries), but specific timeline of the release is still yet to be ascertained. [Full Report, HERE]
Even Google Nexus 9 is slated to be made available in India next month, two HTC Nexus 9 Indigo-Black variants- one 16GB (Wi-Fi only) and a 32GB (LTE + Wi-Fi) have already been put up for pre-order for ₹28,900 and ₹44,900 respectively at the Google Play, thus effectively ending sale of 2013 edition Nexus 7 models.[Full report, HERE]
For the uninitiated, Motorola's Nexus 6 sports a mammoth 5.96-inch QHD (2560x1440p) screen and comes packed with new Android Lollipop OS (with material design), 805 series Snapdragon CPU, 3GB RAM, 32GB/64GB inbuilt memory, 13.0-megapixel main camera, a 2.0-megapixel snapper on the front and 3220 mAh battery.
HTC Nexus 9 flaunts 8.9-inch QXGA (2048x1536p) IPS LCD screen and comes packed with 64-bit Nvidia Tegra K1 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB/32GB inbuilt memory, 8.0-megapixel main camera, a 1.6-megapixel front-camera, and a 6700 mAh battery.
Key specifications of Motorola Nexus 6 and HTC Nexus 9:
|Models||Motorola Nexus 6||HTC Nexus 9|
|Display||5.96-inch QHD (2560x1440p) screen with Gorilla Glass 3 shieldPixel density: 493 ppi (pixels per inch)||8.9" IPS LCD
4:3 aspect ratio
Gorilla Glass 3 with
'Double tap to wake' feature
|OS||Android 5.0 Lollipop||Android 5.0 Lollipop|
|Processor||2.7GHz Quad core Krait 450 CPU (Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SOC)||64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor|
|GPU||Adreno 420||Kepler GPU|
|Storage capacity||32GB & 64GB||16GB & 32GB|
|Camera||Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with Dual-LED flash, f2.0 aperture, 4K video recordingFront: 2.0-megapixel camera with HD video conferencing feature||Main: 8.0-megapixel camera with f/2.4 aperture, Auto-focus, LED flashFront:1.6-megapixel camera with f/2.4 aperture|
|Battery||3220 mAh;Talk time: up to 24 hoursStandby time: close to 250 hours (with ambient display on) and 330 hours (with ambient display off)||6700 mAh;
Wi-Fi Browsing: Up to 9.5 hours
LTE Browsing: Up to 8.5 hours
Video Playback: Up to 9.5 hours
Wi-Fi Standby: Up to 30 days
LTE Standby: Up to 30 days
|Network||3G & 4G LTE||3G & 4G-LTE (optional)|
|Add-ons||Nano SIM, water-resistant, Bluetooth v4.1. Wi-Fi (802.11 ac 2x2 dual band; MIMO), NFC, micro-SUB v2.0, dual-front speakers, A-GPS Turbo Charger technology, lets user get up to six hours of use with only 15 minutes of charge, Qi Wireless charging support||802.11ac 2x2 (MIMO)
NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, micro-USB 2.0, Dual front-facing speakers with HTC BoomSound technology and
|Dimensions||159.26 x 82.98 x 10.06 mm||228.25mm x 153.68mm x 7.95mm|
|Weight||184 g||425g (Wi-Fi), 436g (LTE)|
|Colours||Midnight Blue and cloud white||Indigo Black, Lunar White, Sand|
|Price||32GB: $649 (around € 510/ ₹40,000)64GB: $699 (around € 550/ ₹43,000)||16GB: Wi-Fi only - $399 (around €310/₹24,550);32GB: Wi-Fi only - $479 (around €375/₹29,500);32GB: LTE - $599(around €470/ ₹36,900);For India:
16GB (Wi-Fi only): ₹28,900/-
32GB (LTE + Wi-Fi): ₹44,900/-
[Image Credit: Google Blog, Sundar Pichai, SVP, Android & Chrome Apps]