Google's next flagship smartphone will, in fact, be called the Nexus 6, and Android Police report.. At least, that's according to a new
Citing information from "a trusted source," the Android blog created a rendered image which they allege to be indicative of the final product. Suffice it to say, the device looks like an oversize.
Powered by the "L" version of Android, the so-called Nexus 6 is said to feature a 5.9-inch display with 2,560x1,440-pixel resolution. Other key hardware could include a 13-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization, a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter and a 3,200mAh battery.
The button configuration is a bit different than most larger smartphones; Motorola will reportedly move volume and power buttons down the side to provide easier access. The Nexus 6 should also give users front-facing stereo speakers.
Previous rumors suggest that the Motorola handset could boast a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor with 3GB of RAM. In terms of storage, a recent 9to5Google report says to look for 32GB of capacity.
I find it curious that Google could be opting to go so large with its next-gen Nexus. The first five generations saw Google building a solid "everyman" experience that has become more affordable over time. Not only might we end up with a higher price point for the 2014 model, we could also find Google alienating a huge swath of a user base that isn't looking for a nearly 6-inch display. That is, of course, unless somehow they've been able to keep a 4.5-inch or 5-inch Nexus model the best-kept secret of the year.
All signs point to a Nexus 6 and Android L launch in mid-October, so we should be on alert for more details and leaks in the coming weeks.