Today is the day Google and Motorola will be launching the Nexus 6, and rumor has it that the HTC Nexus 9 will also make an appearance at the event. While the devices are interesting enough, we also think that Android L (lemon Meringue Pie, Licorice, Lollipop, Lime Drop, we have no idea) and Android Wear 2.0 will also be introduced at the event. Today is a promising one and we’re sure all the companies involved are hyped about how the new Nexus devices will be received by the public. While most of the details of the Nexus 6 have been leaked and we have a fairly comprehensive image of the new handset in our minds, we hand’t received any official information on pricing, until now.
AT&T has spilled the beans about the Nexus 6 and the fact that the carrier will be offering the handset for $50 with a two year contract. That’s a pretty cheap price for the Nexus 6, which promises to be a powerhouse that will surely impress anyone who might lay their hands on it. As far as we know, the Nexus 6 is based on the Motorola Moto X design and will actually borrow some of its features such as wireless and fast charging.
We haven’t seen any off-contract pricing, but the Google Play Store should list the Nexus 6 by the end of the night, if our assumptions are correct. We had previously speculated that Google and Motorola will not only announce the Nexus 6 on October 15, but will actually launch it directly, so customers won’t have to wait like they did for the Galaxy Note 4 after it was introduced at IFA. The Nexus 6 should be a worthy competitor to both the Galaxy Note 4 and iPhone 6 Plus, the most popular handsets on the web right now.
Nexus 6 specs include a whopping 5.9 inch qHD display with a 498 ppi pixel density, a Snapdragon 805 CPU coupled with an Adreno 420 GPU, backed by 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage. The Nexus 6 camera should be a 13 MP rear shooter with optical image stabilization and a ring flash, while the front camera should end up being a 2.1 MP shooter, although we are not sure about camera specs. Rumors say that the Nexus 6 might have a fingerprint sensor somewhere, although the most recent photos of the device point to the contrary. Other features we are expecting on the Nexus 6 are NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, 9 axis sensor, as well as Motorola’s fast charging capability and wireless charging.
Although we don’t have any confirmation on these specs, all will be revealed about the Nexus 6 as well as about the Nexus 9 later today, at the Google event. We will be following the event closely and keeping you up to date on what Motorola, HTC and Google are planning for this Fall.