/Google announces Nexus 6 and Nexus 9

Google announces Nexus 6 and Nexus 9

The Nexus line receives two new members today as Google officially announces the Nexus 6 smartphone and the Nexus 9 tablet.

The Nexus 6 is by far the biggest Nexus phone yet, equipped with (as the name implies a 6-inch display) which is notably larger than both the iPhone 6 Plus and Galaxy Note 4. Manufactured by Motorola, the N6 has a Snapdragon 805 processor, a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front camera, a 3220 mAh battery, and two front-facing speakers. With Google still adamant about not including microSD card slots for it’s Nexus line, thankfully the lowest capacity for this massive phone is 32GB — a 64GB variant is also available.

The Nexus 9 is a tad shorter than Google’s previous top of the line tablet, the Nexus 10 by Samsung. Manufactured by HTC — which has long been absent to the Nexus family — the N9 features an 8.9-inch QVGA (2048×1536) display, BoomSound speaker, 2.3GHz 64-bit dual core Tegra K1 Denver SoC, 2GB of RAM and a 6700 mAh battery. Unlike the N6, the available capacities for the N8 are 16GB, 32GB, and an LTE-enabled 32GB.

Here’s a table comparing the specs of both devices:

Nexus 6 Nexus 9
SoC 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 (APQ8084) with 4 x Krait 450 + Adreno 420 at 600MHz 2.3GHz 64-bit dual core Tegra K1 Denver SoC
Display 5.96″ 2560×1440 AMOLED 8.9″ 2048×1536 IPS LCD
Network 2G / 3G / 4G LTE WiFi only or 2G / 3G / 4G LTE SKU
Dimensions 82.98 x 159.26 x 10.06mm, 184g 153.68 x 228.25 x 7.95mm, 425g WiFi, 436g LTE
Camera 13MP Rear Facing with F/2.0 aperture and OIS, 2MP FFC
4K video recording
8MP Rear Facing with F/2.4 aperture, 1.6MP FFC
Battery 3220 mAh (12.236 Whr) 6700 mAh (25.46 Whr)
OS Android 5.0 Lollipop Android 5.0 Lollipop
Connectivity 802.11a/b/g/n/ac + BT 4.1, USB2.0, GPS/GNSS, NFC 802.11a/b/g/n/ac + BT 4.1, USB2.0, GPS/GNSS, NFC

The Nexus 6 will be selling unlocked at $649 for the 32GB version (no price has been announced for the 64GB version as of yet) while the Nexus 9 will be priced as follows: 16GB for $399, 32GB for $479, and an LTE-enabled 32GB model for $599.

source Google (2), Motorola