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.