Despite so many rumours twirling around the Internet, neither Google nor Motorola has come forward to clear air on the reports of the existence of the flagship Android smartphone Nexus 6 (aka Nexus X).
Early this week, a couple of new reports have surfaced online providing further impetus that the eagerly awaited Nexus 5 successor will finally see the light of the day in a few weeks time.
To get a better perspective on the rumoured Nexus 6, we have leafed through the numerous reports and compiled a set of select features, date and price details of the Google's 2014 marquee smartphone.
Nexus 6 aka Nexus X Display Details:
As per the numerous reports, it has been established that Motorola is the maker of Nexus 6 smartphone edition.
The American company has reportedly upgraded the screen size of Nexus 6 (codenamed Motorola Shamu) to a mammoth 5.92-inch (Nexus 5 has 4.95-inch) and if the leaked image (courtesy, 9to5Google) is to be believed, it looks like an over-stretched version of the recently released Moto X (Gen 2.).
This over-sized display feature might let down some fans (with little hands), who already find some 5.5-inch devices (especially without Stylus) too big to place it on the ears or to hold in hands or keep in the pant pockets as well.
However, phablet fans will rejoice knowing that Nexus 6 will have QHD (2560x1440p) display with a staggering pixel density of 498 ppi (pixels per inch), which is expected to provide rich movie/video viewing experience for people who travel a lot.
There is no word whether the company plans to release the device with stylus like S-Pen for Galaxy Note 4, but if Motorola does release it with a companion e-pen, fans will certainly appreciate it.
Nexus 6 aka Nexus X Processor, RAM, and Storage Details:
In its bid to play with the rival competitors, Motorola is incorporating 805 series processor, which can clock maximum CPU speed close to 2.7GHz.
According to leaked AnTuTu benchmarking results (courtesy, G4Games), the Motorola phone will be aptly backed by sumptuous 3GB RAM, enough to run any high-intensity 3D games with no lag.
Even the sources of 9to5Google have concurred that it will have a Qualcomm's chipset and 3GB RAM.
Nexus 6 is expected to be made available in two storage variants, most probably - 32GB and 64GB models. There is no word on whether the phone would house a micro-SD card slot or not, but it would really cheer the fans if Nexus 6 comes with a memory expansion option.
Many are betting high on Motorola incorporating microSD card slot, but considering the recent launch of Moto X (Gen 2.), the chances are very slim to happen with Nexus 6 as well.
Nexus 6 aka Nexus X Camera Specifications Details:
According to 9to5Google sources, Nexus 6 will house a 13.0-megapixel main camera with 4K video recording ability and a 2.1-megapixel snapper on the front.
Even the recently leaked AnTuTu benchmarking performance results have shown same camera specifications.
There are no other details beyond these physical specifications, but some optimistic Nexus fans would hope that Motorola will incorporate the gesture control based double wrist-flick camera launch feature.
Other value-added features include enlarged lens to capture good quality pictures in low- light conditions and other specifications to enrich photography experience, which were sorely missed in its predecessor.
Nexus 6 aka Nexus X Mobile Operating System Details:
Going by the various leaked benchmarking results and reports, it is all but certain that Nexus 6 will ship with Android L out-of-the-box.
Google has already released the preview edition of Android L OS during the I/O 2014 in June to software programmers to find bugs and develop apps for the new OS.
The final bug-free Android L version is expected to first ship with Nexus 6 smartphone and will be later released to other Nexus devices.
In its bid to improve the efficiency and simplicity of its mobile operating system, Google has reportedly made a paradigm shift in the internal coding of the upcoming Android L OS, beginning with the replacement of Dalvik with ART as its default runtime.
With this change, the new Android OS is expected to become twice as efficient compared to previous versions and create a consistent experience across mobile and the web with material design, the new Google-wide standard.
Check-out the official video of Android L detailing the features:
Nexus 6 aka Nexus X Release Date Details:
Technology blog, Android Authority citing two separate sources, familiar with Google's plans, has claimed that the search engine giant is expected to unveil Nexus 6 and also the rumoured HTC Nexus 9 tablet PC in mid-October (either 15/16 September) and go on sale on 1 November.
Even, its predecessors Nexus 5 and Nexus 4 were unveiled during this time around in past years, but the only difference is that they were released on the launch day itself.
Nexus 6 aka Nexus X Price Details:
In late August, popular French e-commerce site, Fnac inadvertently (or intentionally?) listed the 32GB and 64GB version of the yet-to-be released Motorola X T1100 aka Nexus 6, revealing the price details of the device.
Once the report went wild on the Internet, the page was taken-off immediately, but by then some tech blogs had taken a screenshot of the webpage.
According to the leaked listing, (courtesy, TK Tech News), Nexus X - 64GB and 32GB smartphone variants are expected to cost - €499.99 (around $700/₹40,000) and €419.99 (around $554/₹33,526) respectively.
Rumoured Specifications of Google Nexus 6 aka Nexus X
|Model||Google Nexus 6 aka Nexus X (Codenamed- Motorola Shamu)|
|Display||5.92-inch QHD (2560x1440p) screen with Pixel density of more than 498 ppi (pixels per inch)|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 (APQ8084) with top CPU speed of 2.7GHz|
|Camera||Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with 4K video resolution recording abilityFront: 2.1-megapixel camera|
|Add-on||4G-LTE, NFC, Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi|
|Price||64GB: €499.99 (around $700/₹40,000)32GB: €419.99 (around $554/₹33,526)|