The Nexus 6 has been an elusive beast in the UK. Although it's not uncommon for Nexus devices to be a little behind the US, the lack of Nexus 6 chatter so far has been almost disquieting.

Coming to you courtesy of Carphone Warehouse - who showed off the handset at a showcase of Christmas goodies - we're no closer to having a confirmed date for this Nexus handset.

The strongly believable rumour is that 1 December is the date to mark your calendar with, then you might finally be able to get your hands on it yourself.

Carphone Warehouse also didn't have a confirmed UK price for the Nexus 6, but we already know it's £499 for the 32GB as we got our hands on here. We assume there will be various deals if you're looking to buy it on contract.

The Nexus 6, built by Motorola, is every inch a scaled up version of the Moto X. There's that distinctive Moto button logo on the rear alongside the Nexus branding. 

Nexus 6

With the design staying the same as the Moto X, the Nexus 6 feels solid in the hand. The arc of the back helps it nestle into your palm a little, but there's no getting away from the fact that this is a big device. 

The curve of the back might help in the hand, but it does come with the negative: if you want to set it on a desk next to your laptop, it will rock around whenever you tap the display - something that some large devices like the iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 manage to escape.

Nexus 6

The small details that appealed about the Moto X are still here: the soft curve at the edge of the display and the incorporation of the twin front speakers lead to an appealing design.

The display gives you plenty of space to play however, and takes a step up in resolution, packing 2650 x 1440 pixels in, giving you 493ppi. First impressions are good. There seems to be plenty of punch to colours and the viewing angles are reasonable from the AMOLED panel, but with no content to test the display, we can't draw any deeper conclusions just yet. 

Under the skin you have a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset and there's a 3220mAh battery. Exactly how well that battery will last given the large display remains to be seen - it hasn't been an inherent strength of Nexus devices in the past.

Nexus 6

But one of the appealing things about the Nexus 6 is the pure Android 5.0 Lollipop experience. We've seen a lot of what Google has to offer in Lollipop from the Nexus 9 and that translates wonderfully to the small (sic) screen. 

Things were wonderfully fluid and fast, but without getting the Nexus 6 into the wild, it's difficult to draw any definitive conclusions.

Watch this space. We'll be bringing you a full review of the Nexus 6 closer to UK launch date. Your eyes might, however, be drawn to the new Moto X instead.