Nexus season is upon us, we’re getting closer to the usual October/November release cycle that normally sees a new Nexus phone on the market and today 9to5Google are fuelling the fire with word they’ve confirmed with sources that the so called ‘Shamu’ Nexus from Motorola is going to be coming soon.
Their sources indicate that the design of the phone will be more a modified Motorola Moto X gen 2 chasis, though with a much larger 5.92″ display. It won’t just be a standard FHD display either, with the rumour pointing to a QHD (2560×1440) resolution display with a pixel density of 498PPI.
The phone is also rumoured to be packing a Snapdragon 805 processor with 3GB of RAM, so there will be no shortage of power, but does present a quandry. At Google I/O, it was announced that Android L would offer 64-bit support and Nexus devices are the reference device for new versions of Android. Releasing a phone with a 32-bit processor, even one as powerful as a Snapdragon 805 is a bit confusing, but, this is just a rumour.
The Nexus 6/X (whatever it’s going to be called) will also have some serious camera chops, something that’s been missing from previous Nexus phones. The rumour suggests a 13MP Rear camera will be included, though no mention of Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) was mentioned. Selfies will be available through a 2MP front-facing camera mounted on the top.
The phone is apparently going to be available with 32GB storage, but it’s unknown if this will be an option with a base 16GB offering also available. The large phone chasis will also allow for a 3,200mAh battery to be included which may finally lay battery issues to rest for Nexus phones, though that QHD display may present some issues.
It’s all a rumour until Google announces the phone, but we may not have long to wait with 9to5Google suggesting an announcement will be made for the phones next month, with sales beginning in November.
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