Google today officially announced the Nexus 6, a real-deal phablet with a 6-inch display sporting a 1440×2560 (493 ppi) resolution.
Google’s new flagship contains a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor clocked at 2.7 GHz, 32GB or 64GB of storage, a healthy 3220 mAh battery, and a 13-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization.
The Nexus 6 will be running Android 5.0 Lollipop with the promised material design and enhancements to notifications, battery life, security and device sharing. The new OS version also features an all-new Android runtime for better performance, smoother UI and improved multitasking. It also features 64-bit support for devices like Google’s just announced Nexus 9 tablet.
Along with Google’s announcement comes news that AT&T plans to make the Nexus 6 the first Nexus to join its device portfolio.
Exact release date and pricing details haven’t emerged yet but U.S. Cellular did confirm it will carry the Nexus 6 in November. The Nexus 6 website says the device will be available for pre-order in late October from AT&T, Best Buy, Google Play, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon Wireless.
As for price, reports have pegged the device at a starting point of $650 but a leaked screenshot from AT&T’s website suggested the carrier will offer the Nexus 6 for $50 on-contract.