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Nexus 6 reportedly to sport 5.92-inch screen

Expected in November, the large-screened phone will offer a resolution of 2,560x1,440 pixels, according to 9to5Google.

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Will the successor to the Nexus 5 sport an even larger screen? James Martin/CNET

Motorola's upcoming Nexus 6 may stray even further into big screen territory, at least according to the latest rumor.

Without citing any specific source, the folks at 9to5Google say they've learned that the next Nexus, which may be dubbed the Nexus X, will be equipped with a 5.92-inch display and that the overall body will be slightly larger than that. The screen will also reportedly come with a Quad HD resolution of 2,560x 1,440 pixels and a density of 498 pixels per inch.

The current Nexus 5 carries a 4.95-inch full HD screen with a resolution of 1,920x1,080. The Nexus 6 will not only top its predecessor but be designed more like the second-generation Moto X with some minor changes to make its larger screen size simpler to use, according to 9to5Google. The microphone, headphone jack, and SIM card slot will be in the same spots as on the Moto X, at least proportionally, since the Moto X has a smaller body. And just as on the Moto X, the new Nexus will use an aluminum bezel.

Codenamed Shamu, the Nexus 6/Nexus X will be powered by a Snapdragon 805 processor and come with 3GB of RAM. The device will include 32GB of internal storage, but other capacities should be available. It will also adopt a 13-megapixel camera in the rear that will be capable of shooting 4K UHD video, 9to5Google said. The front camera will be of the 2-megapixel variety, the same as the one on the new Moto X.

Of course, all of this information is still in the rumor stage as far as these specs actually pointing to a new Nexus. Even 9to5Google acknowledged that the device described here could simply be a new and upcoming phablet from Motorola. Whether or not it's the new Nexus, the device will reportedly launch in November.

Responding to a request from CNET for comment, a Motorola spokesperson said that the company cannot comment on rumors or speculation.

Update, 10:06 a.m. PT: Adds Motorola declining to comment.