Yesterday, without a special event, Google announced the Nexus 6 smartphone and the Nexus 9 tablet, both running the new Android 5.0 Lollipop (the name was confirmed by Google). Let’s see what these devices have to offer. 🙂
Made by Motorola, the Nexus 6 handset features a 6” display, with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, and a pixel density of ~496ppi. It measures 159.3 x 83 x 10.1 mm and weighs 184 grams. Behind the display, underneath it all, is a 2.65GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, and either 32GB or 64GB of built-in storage (not expandable). The phone sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash and OIS, a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter, as well as two stereo speakers.
The Nexus 6 is powered by a 3,220mAh battery (which cannot be replaced) that comes with a Turbo Charging feature. This means that you can get up to 6 hours of use with only 15 minutes of charging. In terms of connectivity, the Nexus 6 will have Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, microsUSB 2.0, GPRS, and EDGE.
Pre-orders for the Motorola Nexus 6 start on October 29, and Google will start shipping out its new phone some time in November.
The much-awaited Google Nexus 9 measures 228.2 x 153.7 x 7.9 mm, and boasts a 9” IPS LCD display, with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels (aspect ratio 4:3). Under the hood is a 2.3GHz quad-core processor, the Nvidia Tegra K1 chipset, and 2GB of RAM. As for storage, you get either 16GB or 32GB of RAM, but just like with the Nexus 6, there’s no microSD card slot. Other specs include the BoomSound stereo speakers (HTC’s personal touch), a 6,700mAh battery, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and a 1.6-megapixel front-facing one. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, and microUSB 2.0
Google also released a new keyboard alongside the tablet, which magnetically attaches to the back of the Nexus 9, and should help the tablet function better.
The Nexus 9 pre-orders start on October 17, and the device will go on sale on November 3. You’ll be able to get it in black, beige, and white.
Pricing details for both devices are yet to be officially confirmed.