Thursday, January 29, 2015
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It is official, the new handset from Google, the Nexus 6, is scheduled for pre-order, starting from October 29.
Users, who order their handset on October 29, will get their smartphones on November 3, the date when Google plans to ship the first batch of handsets. Motorola is the company that manufacturers Google’s latest smartphone. The device will be available for pre order via Google Play Store.
According to rumors, the Nexus 6 variant with 32 GB built in storage is set to cost $649 for a SIM free version. The variant with more space, or 64 GB, should cost $699 without a contract. Besides pre ordering via Play Store, the Nexus 6 will be available in the US market via carriers such as Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T and US Cellular.
Design and Display
The Nexus 6 will compete with other phablets on the market. Therefore, the size of the display has grown up to 5.9 inches. The Super AMOLED display delivers excellent resolution set at 1440 x 2560 pixels. Or to put in pixel density, that is 493ppi. The design of the phone follows the principles as with the Moto X, but it is bigger. Weight is unknown at the moment, but measurements are 159 x 83 x 10.1 mm.
Hardware and Operating System
In order to be competitive with other premium handsets on the market, Google has equipped the Nexus 6 with a Snapdragon 805, quad core processor. The maximum clocking speed is set at 2.7 GHz. The phone ships with 3 GB RAM and 32/64 GB built in memory options. The new handset runs on the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop.
While the sheer power of the Nexus 6 is not something to get excited with, the accessories make up for it. Premium handsets have long advanced past the 13-MP camera the Nexus 6 has on the back and the 2-MP shooter on the front. However, the rear camera comes with dual LED flash and optical image stabilization. Those two features add quality to the photos, more than a couple of pixels would add.
Powering the large device is a 3220 mAh battery that Google claims can deliver up to 24 hours of talk time. Google is also teasing users with the Turbo Charger Qi, which is a charging stand that can charge your battery for 25% in just 15 minutes. After just 15 minutes on the charger, you get 6 hours of talk time.