The Google Nexus 6 last week popped up on Google Play Canada with a “coming soon” label but no specific launch details. Both Google Canada and Motorola Canada representatives have now confirmed that pre-orders will begin on November 18.
Still missing is an exact date as to when those pre-orders will ship. It will presumably be the same day that it officially goes on sale or better yet a few days early so that it gets to people on the day it launches.
Google Nexus 6 specifications:
- Processor: 2.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 with Adreno 420 GPU
- Operating system: Google Android 5.0 Lollipop
- Cellular connectivity: LTE/HSPA/GPRS/EDGE
- Other connectivity: GPS, 802.11ac 2×2 (MIMO) Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC
- Display: 5.96-inch WQHD (2560×1440) AMOLED with Gorilla Glass 3
- Internal storage: 32GB or 64GB
- Rear-facing camera: 13MP with OIS, dual LED ring flash, f/2.0 aperture and 4K 30fps video capture
- Front-facing camera: 2MP
- Sensors: Accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, ambient light sensor, barometer
- Battery: 3,200mAh
- Dimensions: 159.26 × 82.98 × 10.06 millimeters
- Weight: grams 184 grams
- Colours: Midnight Blue, Cloud White
- Other: Dual front-facing speakers
Pricing was already announced: The 32GB model will sell for CA$749 and the 64GB one for CA$799.
Canadian carriers are also gearing up for the launch of the Google Nexus 6. A number have now confirmed plans to launch the phablet. These include:
Missing are details such as contract pricing and launch dates. Those details are likely to emerge quite soon along with announcements from other carriers that they will also offer the Nexus 6.