Google Enters Phablet Market with Nexus 6 Smartphone

In a blogpost today, Google finally introduced the much-anticipated Nexus 6 smartphone manufactured by Motorola. Up until now, the phone was code named “Shamu.”

With this device, Google has entered the phablet market. The new device has a very large 5.96 inch Quad HD display screen. It operates at a resolution of 2560 x 1440, or 493 pixels per inch.

The Nexus 6 has a 13 megapixel rear facing camera, as well as a 2 megapixel front facing camera. It has a 3200mAh battery, expected to last up to 24 hours.

The phone is larger than the iPhone 6 Plus (5.5 inches) and the Samsung Galaxy Note (5.7 inches).

A phablet is defined as a smartphone with a screen larger than 5 inches. Phablets have captured a large percentage of the smartphone market as more people clamor for a device with the function of a phone and the convenience of a tablet.

In 2011, phablets only made up 1% of smartphone shipments. This year, they are projected to account for 24% of the shipments.

This massive growth is sure to spark a whole new series of phablets in the coming year.

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