The upcoming Nexus 6 is a smartphone co-developed by Google and Motorola that runs the Android operating system. The Nexus 6 is also codenamed as “Shamu”.
As the successor to the Nexus 5, this device is the sixth smartphone in the Google nexus series, a family of Android consumer devices marketed by Google and built by an original equipment manufacturer partner.
The Nexus 6 is also to be claimed as Nexus X because of the Blade Runner. The Nexus 5 was unveiled on the last day of October in the year 2013. On the same day, the smartphone Nexus 5 which is also code named Hammerhead was released in black and white colors for online purchase on Google Play.
As Google has not hasn’t given even slightest hint about the release date of the upcoming Nexus 6 (Nexus X) till date, there are several rumors prevailing about its release every now and then.
But few tipsters have been constantly giving news about the device features and looks of the upcoming flagship “Shamu”. Few reports even claim that there are possibilities that Google could launch two models of the device like Apple released two iphone6 models recently.
Few resources claim that it could be similar to a 2nd generation Moto X from Motorola including the location of mic, headphone jack, and SIM card slot with several specifications like 5.2-inch full-QHD LCD with a 1440 x 2560 resolution screen protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass.
It means eye-watering 565ppi, screen, a 3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 3GB of RAM, with an internal storage variants of 32GB, 64GB and 128GB, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera which can record up to 4k resolution videos, a 5-megapixel front-facing HD camera and a a 3,200mAh battery.
The tipsters have also added that the matte finish of the Nexus 5 will be replaced in the new model as the Nexus 6 is expected to have a refreshed glossy finish on its lightweight, polycarbonate body running on a newest version of Android v4.5 Lollypop which makes the device even more beneficial and efficient.
The sources also added that the device may also have an aluminium bezel almost identical to the one seen in the Moto X but they doubt having the features like features like Moto Assist and Quick Capture as seen in Moto X.
The robust configuration 3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 3GB RAM will easily handle all the apps and games without any difficulty taking the level of multitasking to a new upgraded one.
It is also expected that the device will have two front-facing speakers like the HTC One (M8). As the iPhone 5S, HTC One Max and Samsung Galaxy S5 have the fingerprint scanning feature in them it is very much expected that nest upcoming giant Nexus 6 / Nexus X will also have the sporting biometric tech of finger print scanner.
However, all the above specifications are the guesswork of the tipsters, as Google hasn’t given even slightest hint about the model of the new device from the Nexus series.
Earlier at the Mobile World Congress 2014 (MWC 2014) it was informed by Mr.Sundar Pichai, the vice president of Google Inc that the device would be announce in October 2014.