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All you need to know about the Nexus 6, smartphone sequel to the Nexus 5

The Nexus 6 is official at last and it's huge. It's 5.9-inches of huge and far larger than its phablet rival, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and its 5.7-inch screen.

It was announced quietly as part of a Google Blog post and was launched alongside the new tablet, the Nexus 9, and a Google TV set-top box, the Nexus Player. Google also confirmed that its next iteration of Android will be called Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Nexus 6 Release Date: When will it come out?

The official Nexus 6 release date hasn't actually been confirmed apart from a vague November window. It will be available to pre-order sometime later this month.

Google did confirm that the Nexus 9 and Nexus Player release dates will be held on November 3, with pre-orders starting from October 17.

Hopefully Google will release some more information on the coming weeks on when we can buy the Nexus 6.

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Nexus 6 Price:  How much will new Nexus smartphone cost?

This has been key to the success of the most recent Nexus smartphones. Offering excellent value for money but for high-end specs. When the Nexus 5 originally went on sale it cost £300 making it cheaper than leading smartphones from HTC, Samsung and Sony. It even dropped down to £240 at one point making it even more of a steal.

We'd like to think Google will still be able to offer the new Nexus at a similar price point as there are very few phones in the same price bracket that can compete with it.

However, Google has yet to confirm the pricing for the Nexus 6 or any of its other brand new devices.

Rumour has it that the Nexus 6 will start at €569 (£453) for the 32GB model and €649 (£517) for the 64GB version.

See also: Android 5.0 Lollipop features

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Nexus 6 Specs

Running the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box, the Nexus 6 comes with a huge 5.96-inch display with a 2560 x 1440p QHD display and 493ppi image density. That whopping great screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 and features a 16:9 aspect ratio.

It comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilisation, dual LED ring flash, f/2.0 aperture and 4K video recording capabilities. That is paired with a 2-megapixel front-facing camera with HD video recording.

Weighing just 184g, it measures up at 82.96 x 159.26 x 10.06mm, making it quite a bit bigger than the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 - it's phablet rival.

Under the hood, you'll find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 CPU clocked at 2.7GHz and Adreno 240 GPU. It has dual front-facing speakers and you get the option of 32GB or 64GB of internal storage.

It comes with NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, Wi-Fi, 4G LTE and accelerometer compatibility.

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