Google’s Motorola-made Nexus 6 is likely to arrive on Verizon next month. Though the carrier has not officially confirmed the release, Phandroid has learned from reliable sources that the Verizon variant of Nexus 6 will launch in mid-February. People looking to buy Google’s new flagship through Verizon will have to wait over a month. Verizon may make an official announcement soon.
Finding unlocked Nexus 6 is still difficult
If you don’t want to wait, you can snag an unlocked Nexus 6 and insert an already activated Verizon SIM card. Of course, having a Verizon-supported Nexus 6 will make activating the phone quite easier for new accounts. The carrier is expected to offer Google’s new flagship for significantly less upfront on a two-year contract. Unlocked Nexus 6 costs $649 for 32GB version and $699 for 64GB model.
However, finding an unlocked Nexus 6, even through Google Play Store, is pretty difficult due to supply shortage. Nexus 6 packs a huge 5.9-inch Quad HD display, 13MP main camera, 2MP front shooter and 3220mAh battery. It comes with 2.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB RAM, and 32GB/64GB storage options. The device runs Android Lollipop out-of-the-box, but Verizon may add some bloatware.
Nexus 6 spinoff to be launched in China
Separately, Motorola has announced to launch a Nexus 6 spinoff called Moto X Pro in China. The company will also bring Moto G and Moto X to the world’s largest smartphone market. It’s the same phone that has been doing rounds on the Web since February last year. However, Moto X Pro could be a China exclusive, at least for now.
Moto X Pro has the same 5.9-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 805 processor, 13MP camera, and 3220mAh battery found in the Nexus 6. However, Moto X Pro may not give users access to Gmail and Google Play Store as these services are blocked in China. Motorola is expected to launch the device after the Chinese New Year on February 19.