The Motorola-made Google Nexus 6, the 6-inch phablet introduced alongside the HTC-made Google Nexus 9 and Android 5.0 Lollipop OS last week, has now been confirmed to go up for pre-orders starting October 29, according to the company's own Google Play US listing.
Pre-orders begin on October 29 as per the Google Play US listing of the Nexus 6. The actual release date of the handset has not been revealed yet. Notably, the Nexus 6 is not yet listed on the Google Play India store.
In terms of availability, Google and Motorola last week said in their statements that the Nexus 6 will be available for pre-order through the Google Play Store in "late October" and will start shipping in November. The Verge reports that market availability is expected on November 12.
A factory unlocked Google Nexus 6 with 32GB storage will cost $649 (approximately Rs. 40,000), the same that a 16GB iPhone 6 costs in the US. The 64GB Google Nexus 6 has been priced at $699 (approximately Rs. 43,000) without a contract, cheaper than the iPhone 6 Plus, that starts at $749 unlocked.
Interestingly, not only will the new Nexus 6 will be available in US via the Google Play store, but will also be sold via carriers in the US like AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, and Verizon.
In case you missed reading about its specifications, the Google Nexus 6 comes with a 5.96-inch QHD (1440x2560 pixels) display with a 493ppi pixel density. It is powered by a 2.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor alongside 3GB RAM. It comes with 32GB and 64GB internal storage options. The Google Nexus 6 features a 13-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front-camera.
The Google Nexus 6 runs the newly announced Android 5.0 Lollipop, which comes with a fresh look thanks to Material Design and a host of new features. The Nexus 6 sports a massive 3220mAh battery, which adds to its bulk, since the smartphone weighs 184 grams and measures 82.98x159.26x10.06mm.