The Nexus 6 has officially launched the US priced at $299 with a 2-year contract. Currently, the device made in collaboration with Motorola is available only in the Midnight Blue 32GB model and in limited quantities.
The phablet will be available free of cost if the users choose Sprint Easy Pay plans priced at $29/month for 24 months and $699 without a contract. The device is priced $50 higher than the price by AT&T for 2-year contract while T-Mobile will release the Nexus 6 from Nov. 19. The device will be available at Sprint online and retails stores from today.
The Nexus 6 is powered by a 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 processor with 3GB of RAM and includes the latest Android Lollipop 5.0. Other features include a 5.96-inch quad QHD display, dual front speakers, a 13MP primary camera and comes in an aluminium build. The device is backed by a 3,200 mAh battery that promises a standby time of 250 hours and 330 hours when switched off. Google has brought in “Ambient Display” feature in the latest OS that will wake up the screen when fingers are detected over the screen.
Google has promised regular updates to the Nexus device, though it would depend on the carrier. Consumer demand for the Nexus 6 has created short supply and there is only limited availability with the carriers. Currently, Apple iPhone 6 Plus and Galaxy Note 4 are the other popular phablets in the US.
It remains unclear when the 64GB of the Nexus 6 will be available with Sprint and other carriers. This might also be a marketing strategy as consumers generally prefer the model with higher storage space while the interest in the new device will create demand for the 32GB variant. Other colors are also expected to be in the market soon. For the time being, Consumers can grab a Nexus 6 device here.