The next-generation Nexus smartphone with Android 5.0 Lollipop was unveiled on Wednesday, and while there's no word yet on the Google Nexus 6 price in India, we have heard from Motorola, which is manufacturing the Nexus 6, on availability details in the country. We also have confirmed price and availability information for the Google Nexus 6 in the US.
In a departure from tradition, the Google Nexus 6 is not being sold at a discount compared to other flagship smartphones. A factory unlocked Google Nexus 6 with 32GB storage will cost $649 (approximately Rs. 40,000), the same that an iPhone 6 costs in the US. The 64GB Google Nexus 6 has been priced at $699 (approximately Rs. 43,000) without a contract.
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Interestingly, not only will the new Nexus 6 will be available from Google and Motorola, but for the first time a Nexus device will also be sold via carriers in the US like AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and US Cellular. T-Mobile said it will be offering the Google Nexus 6 at zero down-payment on a two-year contract.
In terms of availability, Google and Motorola 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. T-Mobile was more specific, indicating a November 12 release date, so one can expect availability via Google Play and/ or Motorola to be the same, if not earlier.
Motorola said in its statement that the "Nexus 6 will come to 28 countries (including India) across Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America starting later this year and as we head into Q1."
In case you missed reading about its specifications, the Google Nexus 6, which is being manufactured by Motorola, comes with a 5.96-inch QHD (1440x2560 pixels) display at 493PPI. The smartphone 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 comes with 13-megapixel and 2-megapixel rear and front cameras respectively.
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 82.98 x 159.26 x 10.06mm.