7 things you need to know about the Google Nexus 6

Here's the low-down on Google's latest Android flagship
7 things you need to know about the Google Nexus 6

Google just ninja-kicked us all in the face by revealing the Nexus 6.

One minute we're Nexus 6-less, and the next minute - bam - there it is, right there on Google's own site, alongside a new Nexus 9 tablet, and Nexus Player.

Surprise!

Right. Deep breaths, count to three. This is everything you need to know about the newest Android poster boy.

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1. It's a giant Moto X

7 things you need to know about the Google Nexus 6

The Nexus 6 as stayed true to the rumours. Manufactured by Motorola, it's essentially a giant Moto X. It has the same rounded design, along with the same rear 'M' dimple, which sits above the nexus logo. 

Why a giant Moto X we hear you cry? Well...

2. It's got a 6in, 2K screen

7 things you need to know about the Google Nexus 6

Well, 5.96 inches to be exact, but we like round numbers. So yes. The newest Nexus is in fact, a phablet, dwarfing the 5.5in G3 and the 5.7in Galaxy Note 4.

Will that alienate the majority of the Android faithful? We'll have to wait and see.

As for resolution, we're looking at a G3 and Note 4-matching 2560 x 1440, serving up highly respectable 493 ppi count.

Take that, Full HD.

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3. It's got a 13MP camera

7 things you need to know about the Google Nexus 6

Like the Moto X, the Nexus 6 has a 13MP camera, with the same sexy LED circle flash surrounding the lens. It's got optical image stabilisation too, matching the Note 4, G3 and iPhone 6 Plus.

That means that we should theoretically see low-light performance improve, as the lens can stay open for longer, guzzling more light without increasing blur. 

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