Google’s Nexus devices have long become a hallmark feature of the Android platform. Earlier this year, rumours of the demise of the line of devices surfaced and were promptly shot down by Google’s David Burke who confirmed that the device would be here to stay even with the launch of Android Silver.
The latest rumours surfaced, just recently, about the Nexus 6 being propelled into phablet territory under Motorola’s more than capable hands. It seems like that may not be all true if the latest benchmarks from GFXBench and AnTuTu are anything to go by. These benchmarks indicate that the Nexus 6 will be sporting a 2560×1440 quadHD display measuring 5.2-inches instead of the earlier measured 5.6-inches. It appears that the Nexus 6 is being developed under the codename “Shamu”.
The Nexus 6 is also reported sporting a Snapdragon 805 with an Andreno 420 graphics processing unit clocked at 2.8 GHz. All this will come with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. The benchmarks also point to the device coming with a 13-megapixel camera capable of shooting 4K or ultra high definition (UHD) video and also a 2-megapixel front facing camera capable of 1080p FullHD video.
The Nexus 6 will also sport a whole array of sensors including an accelerometer, barometer, compass, light sensor, gyroscope, near field communication (NFC), GPS, pedometer and a proximity sensor. It will also come with Bluetooth, 4G LTE and WiFi connectivity.
In addition, the Nexus 6 is sporting Android L as its operating system of choice. With all that information and speculation that the Nexus 6 would be made by Motorola, the Nexus 6 is looking be a must have device for Android enthusiasts.
No word yet on release and availability but you can be we’ll be keeping an eye out.