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Google Nexus 6 announced

Google Nexus 6 (1)

What was once a phone has become a phablet. The new Google Nexus 6 is here, introducing several changes to the search giant’s finest Android handset.

Having entered the phablet category, the Nexus 6 is the largest phone made by Google (in collaboration with Motorola) so far. This handset’s monstrous screen measures 5.96 inches diagonally and boasts AMOLED technology and quad-HD resolution. Such a resolution is quite taxing on performance, but everything should be fine and smooth thanks to the powerful quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor.

Just like when KitKat debuted in the Nexus 5, the Google Nexus 6 is also one of three devices to first introduce the next major version of Android—5.0 Lollipop. It features several improvements on security, a battery saver feature for “more time playing, less time charging,” and further enhancements on user customizations built on a design that “embraces fluid, purposeful motion [and] more tangible interactions.” To be exact, the phone promises up to 6 hours of battery life from only 15 minutes of charging.

Google/Motorola Nexus 6 Specs

  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • 5.96-inch AMOLED display (1440×2560 QHD), ~493ppi
  • 2.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor
  • Adreno 420 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32/64GB internal storage
  • No microSD support
  • 13-megapixel main camera, with autofocus and dual LED flash
  • 2-megapixel front camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • 3G HSPA+, 4G LTE
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Dimensions: 159.26 x 82.98 x 10.06mm
  • Weight: 184g
  • Li-Po 3220mAh battery

The Google Nexus 6 is also impressive for coming equipped with dual front-facing stereo speakers. Its main camera is a 13-megapixel sensor with f2.0 lens, optical image stabilization, and better sensitivity in low light settings.

Depending on the internal storage, pricing for the Google Nexus 6 is either $329 or $399. It will hit US stores sometime in November. Philippine pricing and release date are not yet available.

[Source: Google – 1, 2, 3]

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