The excitement around Google's upcoming flagship device dubbed as the Nexus 6 aka Nexus X is building up with its release expected to happen this month though the search giant hasn't announced the release date. However, latest report on the device could leave many Nexus 5 users, who want an upgrade, disappointed as the new device is said to be a phablet.
Big screen handsets may be trending but there is still a chunk of gadget lovers who prefer smartphone that can be comfortably held in one hand to a phablet. Fans of Nexus series would be happy even if the Nexus 6 aka Nexus X comes with a 5.2-inch screen, as seen on AnTutu benchmark listing, for the simple reason that it is a decent upgrade from the Nexus 5's 4.95-inch display. But latest reports claimed that Google's upcoming device will be a phablet, which could come as a big disappointment to the Nexus 5 users who are looking forward to an upgrade but want a smaller screen.
According to 9to5Google, the Nexus 6 aka Nexus X may sport a 5.92-inch display with QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 (498 ppi), which is even bigger than Samsung Galaxy Note 4, which has a 5.7-inch screen, and Apple iPhone 6 Plus' 5.5-inch display. So, there is possibility of the Nexus 5 users to either stick to the device or opt for other smartphones instead of going for a phablet.
Besides a big screen, the Nexus 6 aka Nexus X is expected to be powered by a Snapdragon 805 processor, run on Android L, come packed with 32 GB internal memory and 3GB of RAM, house a 3,200 mAh battery and have a 13 MP main camera and a 2 MP front snapper, according to 9to5Google.
It may be mentioned that AnTutu benchmark had earlier claimed that the Nexus 6 aka Nexus X would sport a 5.2-inch screen with 1440x2560p resolution (565 ppi pixel density), powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset with CPU speed close to 2.5GHz, run on Android L, and have a 13MP rear camera and 2.1MP front snapper.
The device is also expected to have several interesting features, including a curved LCD display and a lightweight, polycarbonate body. It may also boast of Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and micro-USB connectivity slot.
However, the specifications that have been leaked so far are not confirmed, as Google has been keeping mum all this while.
Inferse website reported that the device would be unveiled on 31 October but latest report suggested that it could be announced as early as 15 October. However, Google is yet to reveal the release date of the device. The company's most credible piece of information came from its vice president, Sundar Pichai, who said at the Mobile World Congress 2014 (MWC 2014) that the new device would be announced in October.