Google unveils the massive 5.9-inch Nexus 6

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Few devices have been as anticipated more than the new Nexus 6, and we weren’t even sure there would be one for quite some time. Google pulled back the curtain on their new handset today, and the only thing that’s going to surprise you is the price.

As we learned from previous leaks, the Nexus 6 is a larger version of the new Moto X, but thankfully smaller than the Nexus 9. The Nexus logo is on the back, but the design is the same which may be a little disappointing unless you love the X’s style. That said, the display is a far cry from Moto’s flagship as you can see from the Nexus 6 specs…

  • 5.96” QHD AMOLED display  2560 x 1440   –  493 ppi
  • Snapdragon 805 2.7GHz quad-core SoC
  • Adreno 420 GPU
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB/64GB of storage
  • 13MP rear camera w/ optical image stabilization and dual LED ring flash
  • 2MP front-facing camera
  • Dual front-facing speakers
  • 3,220mAh battery
  • 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, Wi-Fi
  • 82.98mm x 159.26mm x 10.06mm
  • 184grams

The main draw of a Nexus device is stock Android, and the Nexus 6 will rock Android 5.0, or Lollipop if you prefer, right out of the box. As beastly as the handset is, those specs come with a price and it may be a little more than you were expecting.

The Nexus 6 will set you back $650 unlocked through the Play Store – we’ll wait for you to pick your jaw up off the floor. Most of us expected a higher price tag for that big display, but it’s safe to say it wasn’t over $500 bucks. We’re assuming this is for the 32GB model, so prepare to shell out top dollar for the 64GB edition. Now for the good news…

If you live in the states, you’ll be able to get the Nexus 6 through Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and US Cellular. That means it will be considerably cheaper with a new 2-year deal, so you won’t have to take out a small loan to pick up the new device. Pre-orders are expected to begin soon, and the Nexus 6 should be available through the Play Store in early November.

Adam is a tech aficionado and Android enthusiast. When he's not checking out new tech, you can find him playing poker or binge-watching shows on Netflix.