Google Nexus 6 with 5.96-inch Quad HD display, Snapdragon 805 processor, Android 5.0 Lollipop announced

After months of leaks and rumours, Google finally on Wednesday officially took the wraps of the much-awaited next-generation Nexus smartphone called Google Nexus 6. As expected, the new Nexus 6 is built in partnership with Motorola and is based on 2nd generation Moto X smartphone. The Nexus 6 actually feels like stretched out Moto X (2nd gen) packed with monstrous specifications.

Google Nexus 6

As the name suggests, Nexus 6 is not only the 6th (sixth) Nexus smartphone till date but is also very large, measuring almost 6-inches. Meaning that it is actually not the replacement of Nexus 5, and the smartphone will be available as a smaller option.

The design philosophy of Nexus 6 is inspired by the new Moto X smartphone, already mentioned above. It comes with a contoured aluminium frame and dual front-facing stereo speakers along with Motorola's Turbo Charger, which can give up to six hours of use with only 15 minutes of charge. The smartphone will be water-resistant too, which means the 6 can easily withstand splash damage. 

Google Nexus 6 comes in two colour options, Midnight Blue and Cloud White. Unlike previous generation Nexus smartphones, the Nexus 6 is not as affordable. The phone comes in two storage options, 32GB and 64GB (no 16GB variant this time). The unlocked 32GB LTE Nexus 6 is priced at $649, whereas the unlocked 64GB LTE Nexus 6 can be grabbed for $699.

Google Nexus 6

Similar to old Nexus smartphones, the Nexus 6 will be available for purchase via Play Store, or on a monthly-contract plan through carriers. It will be available on all major carrier in the U.S. which include AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and US Cellular. Pre-orders for Nexus 6 will start from October 29th and the shipments will get dispatched sometime in November.

For those who are interested in knowing the band support of Nexus 6, here it is:
  • Americas Model (XT1103)
    • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    • CDMA: Band Class: 0/1/10
    • WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/8
    • LTE: Bands: 2/3/4/5/7/12/13/17/25/26/29/41
    • CA DL: Bands: B2-B13, B2-B17, B2-29, B4-B5, B4-B13, B4-B17, B4-B29
  • Global Model (XT1100)
    • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    • CDMA: not supported
    • WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/6/8/9/19
    • LTE: Bands: 1/3/5/7/8/9/19/20/28/41
    • CA DL: B3-B5, B3-B8
Google Nexus 6

Talking about the specifications, Google Nexus 6 comes with a 5.96-inch Quad HD AMOLED display with resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, 493 ppi density and Gorilla Glass 3 protection, 2.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, Adreno 420 GPU, 3GB RAM and latest Android 5.0 Lollipop. The smartphone measures 159.26 x 82.98 x 10.06 mm and weights 184 grams.

Other specifications include an 13MP rear camera with dual-LED ring flash, 4K recording support and OIS, 2MP front facing camera, 32GB / 64GB internal storage without expandable support and 3,220 mAh battery. Connectivity series include 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2x2 MIMO, GPS and NFC support.