Motorola’s Nexus 6 code named Shamu has finally surfaced and seems likely competition to the iPhone 6 Plus and other popular phablets.
The Nexus 6 features a full 6-inch quad-HD display. That’s a half-inch larger than the new iPhone 6 Plus. That screen size also matches the dimensions of the Nokia Lumia 1520 and outclasses the display of the Galaxy Note 4 at just 5.7-inches.
Customers will be able to preorder the device through the Google Play Store beginning in late October. The phablet will be available in midnight blue or cloud white. Memory options will include a 32GB and 64GB version of the device.
“It’s no secret we love Android. That’s why every one of our Moto phones is built on a foundation of pure Android – it’s easier to use, delivers amazing performance and lets you choose how you want to use your phone.”
The device will also feature:
- An around the clock 3220 mAh battery the company says should deliver more than a day of use without recharge.
- A 13 megapixel rear mounted camera with image stabilization features.
- Dual front facing stereo speakers for better sound quality on audio and video playback.
Motorola says the new Android operating system will have a variety of positives:
“Lollipop introduces Material Design so that content responds to your touch, or even your voice, in more intuitive ways, and transitions between tasks are more fluid. Plus, new call and message notifications allow you to act on (or dismiss) them without interrupting what you’re doing. And much much more.”
The Nexus 6 will be sold in the U.S. by Sprint, US Cellular, AT&T and T-Mobile, cnet reports.
The phablet will be available unlocked without a contract at $649 for the 32 GB version and $699 for the $699 version.