Google has launched the Nexus 6, its newest smartphone and successor to the Nexus 5, which will be available to pre-order from October 29.
Key specs of the Motorola-made device include a 2.7-GHz quad-core processor, the most recent Android Lollipop OS, an f2.0 13-megapixel rear camera, and of course, that 6-inch Quad HD display. Internal storage is set at 32GB or 64GB. And the cost? $649 off contract, according to The Verge.
Also on the front, there are dual front-facing speakers and a “turbo charger” charging option, which claims to give 6 hours of use from just 15 minutes of charge. Alongside this, Lollipop also includes a new battery saver feature that promises to increase the life of your device by up to 90 minutes.
Following the trend of other range-topping handsets, the Nexus 6 is the latest in a long line of handsets with screens larger than 5-inches, and you’d be forgiven for thinking it bears more than a passing resemblance to Motorola’s existing Moto X device.
Obviously, one of its most notable contenders here is the iPhone 6 Plus – and while it’s unlikely to sell in the same numbers, this launch date will be welcome news for Android fans looking to get their hands on Android 5.0 Lollipop, the latest version of Google’s operating system.