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|
|RAM/NAND||3GB LPDDR3 + 32/64GB NAND||2GB LPDDR3 + 16/32GB NAND|
|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|
|SIM Size||NanoSIM||NanoSIM on LTE SKU|
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.