Google’s Nexus devices have been one of the most anticipated devices over the past few years when fall comes around. This year is no different. We have had rumours pointing that the Nexus 6 may be built by Motorola, something many Android and Motorola users have been waiting for since its purchase by Google.
The Nexus 6 has been touted to be sporting a 5.9-inch display – something we’re sure not many people are stoked about. However, if rumours are true, we may see a 5.2-inch Nexus 6 as well. Although, with the trends we are seeing in addition to the reports, it looks like 5.9-inches may just stick. However, we have to keep in mind there have been leaks of another alleged Motorola Phablet, the Moto S. Nonetheless, we have leaked images alleging to be the the upcoming Nexus 6. The device shares the design language of the newly released Moto X with a metal frame and also Motorola’s Ring Flash. The device does not have the Nexus branding on the back as we’ve seen on all Google Nexus devices in the past year or two. Be that as it may, what we could be seeing is a pre production model without the Nexus branding which could possibly be included in another iteration of the device or what we may be seeing is Motorola’s upcoming Moto S phablet.
You may have noticed that we’ve been using the moniker Nexus 6 instead of “Nexus X” as previously rumoured. This comes thanks to Android Police who claim to be able to confirm that the device will indeed be called the Nexus 6. In addition, they are “confirming” that the Android L release will make the jump to 5.0 instead of being a 4.X release.
They also further corroborate the corroboration of 9to5Google earlier that the Nexus 6 will indeed be coming with a 5.92-inch QuadHD (1440×2560) display with a pixel density of 498 ppi (pixels per inch). The device will apparently come with the previously leaked specifications of the Nexus 6. It will be coming with a 2.6 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The device will also come with higher storage capacities. These impressive specifications will apparently be coming with a 3200+ mAh battery. As for the camera, it will be coming with a 13-MegaPixel camera equipped with optical image stabilisation and Motrola’s Ring Flash configuration as well as a 2-MegaPixel front facing camera identical to that of the new Moto X. The main camera will apparently be capable of 4K Ultra HD video.
When it comes down to features, the device is decidedly a Nexus according to both sources. The device will come with the redesigned stock Android, L. This comes with what appears to be a redesigned icon pack for all the Google services. While the device shares a lot with the new Moto X, it apparently won’t be getting any of the software goodies many users are fond of. The only feature making the jump will be Motorola’s turbo charger which Motorola has touted to be able to charge up 8 hours of use on the Moto X in 15 minutes. Another difference that has been noted is the button placement which has been adjusted to accommodate the larger size. This places the power and volume buttons of the Nexus 6 nearer to middle of the device rather than the top.
As you may have noticed, there isn’t much on the 5.2-inch variant of the Nexus 6, this has led us to believe that there may not be such a device on table. Though, it may just be a very well kept secret and Google may opt to follow in Apple’s footsteps with the release of 2 versions of the Nexus 6.
What do you think of a 6-inch Nexus Device? Too Big? Personally, it may just be a tad big for my taste, though, with Motorola’s uncanny ability to fit big displays onto relatively small builds, it may not be that bad.