Yep, The Google Nexus 6 is Officially Massive

By Gerald Lynch on at

The rumours were true -- Google's officially gone "full phablet" with the Nexus 6. A 6-inch monster of a phone, it's the company's latest hardware showcase for its mobile operating system, with the Nexus 6 running Android 5.0 Lollipop. Yep, that sweet-toothed naming convention continues.

Built by Motorola, the Nexus 6 is pretty much just a blown-up Moto X -- no bad thing considering how great that phone is. Weighing 184g and coming complete with a QHD AMOLED display and 13MP rear camera, the curvy handset has a metallic trim rather than going the whole way and being a metal phone. A circular flash ring sits above a Motorola logo and Nexus branding on the rear, so there's no mistaking just whose hardware is tucked away here.

Running off a 2.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, and available in 32 or 64GB storage capacities, it's got a sizeable 3220mAh battery inside (though expect that large, sharp screen to give it a hammering). That said, Lollipop comes complete with a battery saving feature that can eke out further 90 minutes of charge when your phone is on its way out, while the phone itself comes with a Motorola Turbo Charger that can give you six hours of juice from a 15 minute charge.

The Nexus 6 will go up for pre-order on October 29th, and while we're still waiting on confirmed UK prices, O2 is the first UK network to announce it will be carrying the handset. Google has also confirmed that the Nexus 5 will remain on sale for those that can't quite handle a full six inches of smartphone.