Google just quietly announced the Nexus 6, built by Motorola, in a blog post on its website. The company’s latest stock Android smartphone runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box and offers some cutting-edge hardware that should make it a direct competitor with the latest iPhones and Android devices.
The Nexus 6 packs a 5.96-inch Quad HD display at 493 ppi, a 13-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization, a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter, dual front-facing speakers, a 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor and a 3220mAh battery. It also ships with Motorola’s Turbo Charger, which promises to charge your phone for 6-hours of use in just 15 minutes.
The Motorola-designed smartphone also looks great thanks to an aluminum frame, circular flash ring, and that iconic back dimple. The Nexus 6 will be available for pre-order in late October either unlocked for $649 or on-contract, though it won’t ship until next month. Google’s already confirmed carrier support from AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular.