Google s plans for launching the Nexus 6 this month has been all but confirmed by the Wall Street Journal. The publication cites three sources who confirm that the smartphone is being built by Motorola, flaunts a 5.9-inch display and is codenamed Shamu . Also Read - Happy Father's Day 2021: Google Doodle wishes dads with cute pop-up greeting cardAlso Read - Google might be working on a 'Find My' network clone for Android users
The report is incredibly sparse on details, but various rumors and leaks have given us a fair idea of what to expect from the forthcoming Nexus smartphone. In terms of design, the Nexus 6 looks like a blown-up version of the recently launched Moto X (2014). Also Read - PUBG New State receives over 17 million pre-registrations as closed alpha testing ends
As far as specifications are concerned, the forthcoming smartphone is a beast. It is said to flaunt a 5.9-inch QHD display with a pixel density of 496ppi, and will be powered by a Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor. Also featured will be 3GB of RAM, 13-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 3,200mAh battery. The smartphone was recently spotted on a benchmark website, and not surprisingly, it blitzed all other Android smartphones.
WSJ doesn t mention a specific date, but Google is widely believed to be unveiling the Nexus 9 tablet alongside Android L next week on October 16. If the company sticks to the date, then we wouldn t be surprised to see the Nexus 6 unveiled as well. Interestingly, Apple is hosting its own event on the same day, where it is expected to launch new iPads and Macs.