Nexus 6 Release Date: 5 Expected Features of Google's Flagship Smartphone
By Raymond Ronamai | March 31, 2014 6:34 PM EST
Google has not revealed the release date of its flagship smartphone, Nexus 6 but it is widely expected to be released after Google's I/O Developers Conference on 24 June or early July. Now, several reports on the features of the device have also surfaced.
Screenshot from YouTube Video
Concept video of Nexus 6, uploaded on YouTube by CTNtechnologynews.
Google's VP Sundar Pichai had earlier hinted at the Mobile World Congress that the new Nexus smartphone would be released only in the last quarter of the year. The device will have to take on Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8) if it is launched in June or July, and iPhone 6 if it is released in October as hinted by Pichai.
Here are five expected features of Google Nexus 6:
1. Display: Nexus 6 is expected to sport a 5.2-inch full HD and curved LCD display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. The handset is also expected to be thin and light with bezel-free front panel, as seen in most smartphones.
2. Processor: The device is expected to be powered by the 64-bit version of its Snapdragon 800-series chipset with 3GB RAM.
3. OS: Google Nexus 6 is expected to run on Android OS (4.5), dubbed as Lollypop.
4. Camera: The device is also expected to have 13MP camera (main) and 5MP front camera. Another report has it that Nexus 6 will come with a 16MP camera, which is seen in Samsung Galaxy S5.
5. Connectivity: It is expected to come in three storage variants - 32 GB/64 GB/128 GB. It may come with connectivity such as Bluetooth, NFC, Micro-USB, Wi-Fi and 4G.
The flagship device may not breach the $400 mark for the 16GB model amid speculations that Google might increase the price. Considering the prices of Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy series, which starts at $700 (unlocked version), the hike in Nexus 6 price is justifiable.
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