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Nexus 6 Price Outed by AT&T Ahead of Rumored Launch

by Jacob Kleinman | October 15, 2014October 15, 2014 7:00 am PDT

Google is expected to unveil the highly-anticipated Nexus 6 later today, but we may already have confirmation that the device is coming thanks to a slip-up from AT&T. The stock Android smartphone appeared on the carrier’s website this morning along with a potential on-contract price. It’s called the Motorola Nexus 6, though the accompanying image of an LG phone is clearly just a placeholder for the actual handset.

The leak actually appears in a column of devices “People Also Viewed” for the LG G3 Vigor webpage, and clicking on the link leads to a list of Motorola phones that doesn’t even include the Nexus 6. The only other bit of news we get is the price, which is listed as $49 on-contract. There’s no guarantee that’s the official price and not just a placeholder, but it makes sense considering that previous Nexus phones have been significantly cheaper than your typical flagship device.

We’re actually a bit surprised to see the Nexus 6 pop-up on AT&T’s site at all. Google’s stock Android devices have typically been sold either through Google Play or, in the case of the Nexus 5, with T-Mobile. Teaming up with AT&T could mean a subsidized Nexus 6 that attracts even more attention thanks to its lowered price.

Based on a slew of leaks over the past few weeks we have a pretty good idea of what to expect from the Nexus 6. The new smartphone should come equipped with a 5.9-inch QHD display, a Snapdragon 805 processor, a 13-megapixel camera, a 3200mAh battery, 3GB of RAM and Android 5.0. Motorola is designing the device, which looks like a super-sized Moto X based on leaked photos, though we doubt it will offer any of the clever software tweaks included with the company’s own flagship phone.

That’s pretty much everything we know about the Nexus 6 for now, though it shouldn’t be much longer before the device is official. Google is expected to announce the new phone alongside a Nexus 9 tablet and Android 5.0 later today. Stay tuned!

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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