Nexus 6 Release Date and Some Rumored Features


If you had your fingers crossed for Nexus 6, keep it crossed. Google recently announced it has no plans to cancel Nexus 6. That means we can expect the device to hit the shelves by fall, or may be a bit later this year.


Rumors were floating that Google will introduce a new line of devices called Android Silver. The devices will be manufactured by OEMs like Sony, Motorola, LG and Samsung and will abide by Google’s terms and conditions, one of which is letting users disable pre-installed apps. But Dave Burke, the Head of Android Engineering at Google said Nexus 6 will not be killed.

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After receiving the news, industry sources went back to where they were on speculating the release date of Nexus 6. The device was tipped for release in October or November of this year. Already there are some newly released Smart devices in the market. But potential buyers should wait for Nexus 6 because the Nexus devices have been very popular among Android fans. The chief reason behind this is Google rolling out Android updates to Nexus devices first.

But in case it doesn’t appear reason enough to you, there are plenty of other reasons to choose Nexus devices over other high-end phones. Let’s have a look at some of them;

Large screen

Large screen is the newest trend in the Smartphone industry. As some device makers have been successful luing users by large screen phones, others are picking up their trails. Nexus 6 will showcase a 5.5 inch screen with display resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. Apart from the stunning 2K display, Nexus 6 will also have pixel density of 534ppi. Xperia Z2, Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8 have 5 inch, 5.1 and 5.2 inch screen. LG G3 has 5.5 inch screen. Nexus 6 therefore, will give these phones a tough time.

Aluminum chassis

Nexus 5 had a plastic exterior and a simplistic look. Nexus 6 however is reported to have aluminum body. As the edges will be made of aluminum, bezels will be ultra thin. This would give the phone a brilliant sleek and stylish appearance. This is a premium look in which most Smartphones are dressing and Nexus 6 won’t be an exception.

Fingerprint scanner

Nexus 6 will come with fingerprint scanner. Unconfirmed reports suggest Google is currently in talks with various fingerprint sensor service providers. The concept design of Nexus 6 is mostly borrowed from that of LG G3. But when it comes to the fingerprint sensor, Google may follow HTC One Max by giving Nexus 6 a rear mounted sensor. Some sources however claimed Google will mimic iPhone 5S and Galaxy S5 by putting the sensor below the screen.

Slew of cutting edge specs

Nexus is rumored to have scores of state of the art features. The top features could include Superior Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad core Krait 450 processor, clocked at 2.7 GHz. The Ultra HD processor will seamlessly render high quality videos in no time. The device is likely to have near field communication (NFC) facility enabled and Qualcomm Adreno 420 GPU. The OS could possibly be Android 5.0 Lollipop as it was unveiled at this year’s I/O.

Affordable price point

Nexus line of devices are normally quite affordable. Hopefully, this time too, the tradition will be maintained by Google. Nexus 6 is expected to release with a price tag of $655. In Australia, the device may cost 706 AUD. However, the price details are just rumors and shouldn’t be taken seriously. To know the exact price, we need to wait more.
An October or November release of Nexus 6 means we could expect more details to surface over next few months and some leaked screenshots as well. Let’s wait for some time and see if we could get our hands on any of them.