Google Nexus 6: a bigger second-gen Moto X with beastly specs?

Google Nexus 6: a bigger second-gen Moto X with beastly specs?It’s been a busy time for smartphones of late, what with IFA 2014 and the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. But don’t get too comfortable just yet, as there’s more to come before the year’s out.

One of the major talking points is the Google Nexus 6, and here we’re told it’s essentially a larger version of the already-impressive second-gen Motorola Moto X, with emphatically top-of-the-range specs. Tasty.

The mock-up you see on the left is based on information garnered by 9to5google, though it’s worth noting the guys haven’t actually seen the device with their own eyeballs.

They have, however, been told what to expect in terms of Google Nexus 6 specs, and there’s no doubting this thing will be a smartphone powerhouse.

For starters, there’s a 5.92in QHD display (2560 x 1440), which contradicts previous rumours of a 5.2in QHD device, though 9to5google reckons there could be more than one model – perhaps something akin to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus tandem.

Powering the show is a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor clocked at 2.6GHz, and paired with a full 3GB of RAM. That’d actually be a step up from the 2014 Moto X, which sports the Snapdragon 801 and 2GB of RAM.

As for Google Nexus 6 storage, a 32GB model is confirmed here, though “other capacities will likely also be available at some point”. In any case, don’t expect microSD.

In camera town, the Google Nexus 6 will rock a 13MP rear camera – a step up from previous 12MP-flavoured rumours, with 4K UHD video capture. On the front, it’s the same 2MP snapper that sits on the 2014 Moto X.

There’s a bit of a question mark over the dimple on the rear of the Google Nexus 6 (below the camera), and while 9to5google doesn’t care to hazard a guess, some reckon it could be a rear fingerprint scanner.

With such impressive specs, it comes as a relief to hear that the Google Nexus 6’s battery is a meaty 3,200mAh. In partnership with Android L’s Project Volta, battery life shouldn’t be a concern.

All in all, it’s sounding like a bit of a beast, and we’ll supposedly meet the real deal in a matter of weeks, with the Google Nexus 6 release date falling in November.

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krogothnx  Sep. 26, 2014 at 13:26

I'm not convinced there's enough people actually buying phones this big to warrant how many devices are being put out - anyone got any stats?

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