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Google’s Nexus 6 Smartphone and Nexus 9 Tablet are Official!

As expected Google have finally released their brand new flagship devices — the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9.

Nexus 6

Starting off with the Nexus 6 you’ll notice that it matches up with all the leaks we previously saw, especially the Moto X 2014 design. Google chose Motorola to manufacture the Nexus 6 and it seems as if they’ve done an excellent job in both the design and specification departments.

The Nexus 6 features a huge 5.9″ 1440 x 2560 (493 ppi) display and is powered by quadcore 2.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor — along with an Adreno 420 graphics chip.

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Nexus devices have never really stood out in the camera department, so it’s refreshing to see a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with optical image stabilisation, and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera too. It’ll be interesting to see how it performs against other flagship cameras!

A huge improvement was also made to the battery which is now 3220 mAh and is able to charge in just 15 minutes, providing up to 6 hours of use. Google states that from previous testing the Nexus 6 battery is capable of lasting 24 hours when fully charged.

If you thought it couldn’t get any better, than you will love the fact that the Nexus 6 will have dual front facing speakers too.

Nexus 9

Moving on to the second device that was released today, the HTC-manufactured Nexus 9 boasts an 8.9″ IPS LCD display which has a resolution of 2048×1536. It’s powered by Nvidia’s flagship 64-bit K1 processor which has a clock speed of 2.3 GHz, as well as a Kepler GPU.

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If you thought the Nexus 6’s battery is impressive, then you’ll soon be mind blown by the Nexus 9’s massive 6700 mAh capacity. You’ll also get an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, as well as a 1.6-megapixel front-facing camera.


The Nexus 9 will be available for pre-order on October 17th and will come in three different variants – 16GB for $399, 32GB for $479 and the LTE 32GB model for $599. There will also be three different colours to chose from, these are Indigo black, Lunar white and Sand.

You will have to wait a while longer to pick up the Nexus 6 as it has a pre-order date of October 29th. So far we know that pricing for the 6 will start off at $649 for the 32GB model, which suggests that the 64GB model will not be cheap. It will be available in two colours — Midnight blue and Cloud white.

Both devices will of course ship with Android’s brand new version of the operating system, Android 5.0 Lollipop.

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By Billy Noyes

From DSLR's all the way to PCs, Billy loves nothing more than playing with all different types of technology. He's covering the latest tech news here on Let's Talk Tech.