Motorola Nexus 6 Name (No More Shamu) and Specs Confirmed
We have been looking at quite a lot of information, rumors, and speculations around the first Nexus phablet. However, it is the first time that someone has actually confirmed both what the device would be called and its form factor along with Nexus 6 specs.
Nexus 6 specs and image:
Nexus X aka Moto X aka Nexus 6 and more popularly known as Motorola Shamu has been one hot device for past few weeks. Surpassing interest over any other coming gadget - possibly because most major devices are already launched or released - Nexus X has also remained one obscure smartphone as not even the name is confirmed. However, that changes today as a tech website has finally claimed to "confirm" the 5.9-inch phablet smartphone and is noting that name would be Nexus 6.
Android Police has confirmed that the next Nexus will indeed be called Nexus 6 and will be a 5.9-inch devices. There were a few rumors looming indicating toward a 5.2-inches device. The site has also helpfully put up a render of the device based on all the available specs. Here are the complete Nexus 6 specs as we know by far and the image designed by AP:
- 5.9 inches, 1440 x 2560 Quad HD display (instead of 5.2 inches of Moto X)
- Snapdragon 805 processor
- 13 megapixel primary camera with 4K video recording
- 2 megapixel front shooter
- 3 GB of RAM
- 3,200 mAh battery (instead of 2,300 mAh of Moto X)
- Android L
Not only the design aspects of the upcoming Nexus 6 are noteworthy, but so are the icons on the display. You can spot a few changes: like, alongside the Google folder, you can now see a Drive folder which includes all the accompanying apps like Sheets and Docs; you can also see a Play folder which will consist of Music, Books, Movies and so on; finally, there is a new Messaging app icon which cannot be understood so far as the Hangouts logo has typically remained green.
- render by 9to5google shared earlier
Motorola Nexus 6 is expected to arrive mid October along with an equally highly-rumored 9-inch HTC Nexus 9 tablet. Both devices will come with Android 5.0 and will go on sale starting November. Android L is also expected to see a public release starting November with Samsung already ready to push updates to Galaxy S5 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4, yet to hit the markets.
- Source: Android Police