After a period of leaks and speculation, turns out that those related to a lunch on October 15th were the real deal. The Nexus 6 was announced today and it’s running Android 5.0 Lollipop. It will be available for preorder from October 29th and its price free of contract is $649.99.
This model is basically a bigger Moto X and yes, it’s a handset made by Motorola with a phablet diagonal. The handset features a 5.96 inch AMOLED screen with a 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution, a Snapdragon 805 processor, Adreno 420 GPU and 3 GB of RAM. There’s a 3200 mAh battery inside, a 13 megapixel back camera and a 2 megapixel front shooter. Previously known as Shamu, the phone will come in 32 or 64 GB versions, starting at $649.99.
It will run on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile and the main camera mentioned before will also bring optical image stabilization, F/2.0 lens and HDR+ technology. There’s also a special charging feature, that gives you up to 6 hours of use with merely 15 minutes of charging. Android 5.0 Lollipop allows you to pick up where you left off, be it in songs, apps or recent searches, from your tablet phone or watch.
Special battery saving features are also included, as well as beefed up security and the brand new Material Design. The multitasking area is now a bit more complex, but also more good looking and with wider thumbnails. The iconography has also changed and the UI is sharper drawn compared to the flat UIs.