Google’s answer to the iPhone 6 is here. Every year, Google teams up with a manufacturer to build their next generation Nexus device, generally known for their high end specs, vanilla Android experience and faster updates, and their significantly low pricing options. This year, Google chose Motorola, the company that it acquired and is now selling to Lenovo, to make the Nexus 6.
Looking at the Nexus 6, the device immensely resembles the Moto X, with its front facing speaker and mic on the top and bottom of the device, metal around the body, and soft touch plastic on the back.
It is a beast of a phone, both in size and specs. Shipping with Android 5.0 Lollipop, and a massive 5.96″ AMOLED Quad HD (2560×1440) display, the Nexus 6 stands out from the crowd. It also sports a 2.7GHz Quad core Snapdragon 805 Processor, 3GB RAM, a 13MP Camera, and internal storage of either 32, or 64GB. It comes in two colours, Midnight Blue and Cloud White.
In a statement, Google told us that:
“The large screen is complemented by dual front-facing stereo speakers that deliver high-fidelity sound, making it as great for movies and gaming as it is for doing work.”
“It also comes with a Turbo Charger, so you can get up to six hours of use with only 15 minutes of charge.”
However, all this comes at a price. Literally. Off contract, the Nexus 6 is priced at a whopping $649, being a full $250 higher than the previous Nexus.
In the US, you will be able to purchase the device from AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon and U.S. Cellular.
The Nexus 6 will be up for pre-ordering on late October, and will hit shelves next month, in November.
What do you think? Did Google risk losing a lot of potential buyers due to their steep price tag? Or will you still snag one of these? Let us know in the comments below.