Stock in News: A Close Look At Google (NASDAQ GOOG) Nexus 6 Specs

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On Wednesday, Google Inc (NASDAQ GOOG) officially announced its latest phablet-sized device, the Google Nexus 6. This high-end smartphone is part of a widespread evolution of its Nexus range, with Google announcing two companion devices simultaneously. The Nexus 9 phablet and the Nexus Player set-top box were also unveiled by Google, but it was the smartphone-cum-phablet the Nexus 6 which received the majority of attention.

It is clear from Google’s launch event, and the specs and size of the device, that Google is gunning directly for Apple Inc (NASDAQ AAPL) with this handset. And it is also evident that the Nexus 6 will compete directly with Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus. Indeed, the Nexus 6 is slightly larger than the iPhone 6 Plus, and consequently will be seen as very much part of the phablet niche.

So how will this hotly anticipated mobile release compare with the self-styled market leader? Here is a comparison of everything we know about the Nexus 6 against the already released iPhone 6 Plus.

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Nexus 6 screen is 0.4 inches larger than Apple’s device, and also boasts a better resolution. The Nexus 6 has a UHD resolution, capable of displaying 2,560 x 1,440 pixels. Nexus 6 will have a 13-megapixel primary camera, as opposed to the eight-megapixel snapper in the iPhone 6 Plus. However, the megapixel rating of the camera is merely one indicator of its actual quality, and the iPhone 6 camera has outperformed the Samsung Galaxy range in testing.

The Nexus 6 is a pretty large phablet, and naturally necessitates sizeable dimensions. This can be a divisive issue, as some people believe that phablets are too large to begin with, so one of the largest mass-market phablets yet to be produced will not find favor with everyone. The iPhone 6 Plus is slimmer and lighter, and will certainly suit people with smaller hands better, not to mention those who simply want a more mobile device.

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The Google Nexus 6 device certainly looks impressive in terms of its processor and chipset. The Nexus 6 processor has been clocked at 2.7GHz, which is nearly double the speed of the iPhone 6 Plus. Additionally, this is a quad-core device whereas Apple’s handset is merely dual-core.

Google has clearly put a huge amount of effort into ensuring that the spec list of the Nexus 6 is extremely impressive. It certainly exceeds the iPhone in most departments, and even though when the phablet was unveiled the company espoused the virtues of Apple, it seems quite clear that the Nexus 6 is intended to compete directly with the iPhone 6 plus.

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