5 Killer Reasons Why You Should Wait For Nexus 6

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By Pavithra Rathinavel | June 27, 2014 3:19 PM EST

Google Nexus 6 release date is set for October or November 2014 and the potential buyers should wait until the release, before opting to purchase other high-end smartphones. The Nexus series of devices have been a hot favorite among the Android fans mainly because of the pure Android OS experience. Moreover, Google always rolls out the software updates to Nexus devices first when compared to other devices that run on Android. Here is a set of reasons why you should wait for Nexus 6's release instead of purchasing a handset from the available choices.

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Gigantic Phablet-Like Screen

Google Nexus 6 features a killer 5.5 inches display bundled with an impressive screen resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels (2K display). For those unfamiliar with 2K resolution, it is a generalized terminology for devices with display having horizontal resolution in of 2,000 pixels or more. However, Google will not be the pioneer in bringing this display technology to smartphones, Vivo Xplay 3S from China is the first one to flaunt this technology on its handset.

In addition to 2K display, the upcoming Nexus 6 will come with a stunning 534 ppi of pixel density. Both the screen resolution and pixel strength combination guarantee a phenomenal viewing experience for users. Also the current top-selling favorites like the Galaxy S5, Xperia Z2 and HTC One M8 come with 5.1 inches, 5.2 inches and 5.0 inches display respectively. The only real competition to Nexus 6 with respect to display would be the LG G3 with 5.5 inches screen.

Powerful Under-the-Hood Specs

The Google Nexus 6 will be powered by a superior quad core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 805) Krait 450 processor clocked at 2.7 GHz. It is a huge bump up from the predecessor which comes with only a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor.  The Snapdragon 805 "Ultra HD" processor is the first mobile processor to provide the ultimate Ultra HD (4K) solution in high-resolution mobile video, imaging and gaming to smartphones and tablets. The 805 processor comes bundled with a solid Qualcomm Adreno 420 GPU and the processor has the ability to support NFC in devices.

Moreover, the Nexus 6 will run on either Android 5.0 (Android L) or Android 4.5 OS. It is worth noting that, the search giant unveiled the successor of Android KitKat OS, the Android L Lollipop (also known as Android 5.0) in the Google I/O 2014 event. And the SDK for the brand new OS update is now available for download by developers starting June 26.

Fingerprint Scanner and Water/Dust Resistant Exterior

The Nexus 6 handset will come with fingerprint scanner mechanism similar to the Samsung Galaxy S5. Also, the Nexus 6 features water and dust resistant exterior and hence the device is IP67 certified, says PC Advisor.

Aluminium Body

Unlike the predecessor Nexus 5, which comes housed in a simplistic plastic exterior, the upcoming Nexus 6 will reportedly debut aluminium edges with very thin bezel count. There by, providing the much-required premium look that other high-end smartphones boast.

Killer Price

Google's Nexus lines of phones are known for their favorable price range. Hence the expectation around Nexus 6's price is palpable. According to an Indian mobile retailer 91Mobiles, the upcoming Nexus 6 could be priced at Rs.40000 that roughly translates to US$655 and AU$706. It is worth noting that, the aforementioned price details should be taken with a grain of salt because none of the details are confirmed right now.

Are you game for the upcoming Nexus 6? Can this phone beat the Galaxy S5? Feel free to leave a comment.

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A Google search page is reflected in sunglasses in this photo illustration taken in Brussels May 30, 2014. Google has taken the first steps to meet a European ruling that citizens can have objectionable links removed from Internet search results, a ruling that pleased privacy campaigners but raised fears that the right can be abused to hide negative information.
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