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Google Nexus 6 official

Google Nexus 6 official

Google has officially unveiled the new Nexus 6 smartphone, ending months of speculation about whether it was calling time on its flagship gadget brand.

The new handset, made for Google by Motorola, comes with a massive 5.96–inch screen, featuring a hugely impressive 493 pixels per inch and Full HD 1920 x 1080 smarts.

But the big deal is surely the battery. The Nexus 6 features a 3220 mAh model that Google says can deliver over 24 hours of life on a full charge and six hours after being plugged in for just 15 minutes.

There’s a top of the range Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor too, clocked at a lightning fast 2.7GHz, along with 4G LTE for ensuring it can connect to the fastest mobile networks.

The camera comes in at 13 megapixels, with a wide f2.0 aperture for taking better pictures in low light and a dual LED flash to ensure things stay sharp even when it gets properly dark.

Motorola has also included 4K video capture at 30 frames per second. And, natch, a two-megapixel front–facing camera is on board for selfies and video calls.

The device will be running Google’s new Android Lollipop software (previously known as Android L).

UK prices are yet to be revealed, but the Nexus 6 is set to cost a massive $649 Stateside for the 16GB model (a 32GB edition is also available), which works out at £405 here.

That makes this the most expensive Nexus phone ever, although in mitigation the spec sheet and design suggest it will certainly be the best.

Preorders go live from October 29th, with Three, O2, John Lewis, Argos and Amazon all confirmed as stockists.



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