Google's upcoming flagship smartphone dubbed as Nexus 6 aka Nexus X is in the limelight again with its release date drawing near. Many see the next-generation smartphone as a competitor to Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 and yet-to-be-released iPhone 6, but the biggest threat to the device is Xiaomi Mi3.
The Nexus 6 aka Nexus X is expected to see the light of the day on 31 October according to reports. Vice President of Google Inc. had earlier said at the Mobile World Congress 2014 (MWC 2014) that the device would be announced in October without specifying the date.
Devices like Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8 are currently ruling the smartphone market and iPhone 6 will soon join the league. Nexus 6 aka Nexus X will have to compete with these biggies next month but its main competitor will be the low-cost smartphone, Xiaomi Mi3, as devices from Samsung, HTC and Apple Inc. belong to a different league with much higher price tag.
The Xiaomi Mi3, which was released last month, has witnessed several flash sales, giving a hint that it may give Nexus X a run for its money when it hits the stores. Moreover, the handset from Chinese mobile phone makers cost only ₹13,999 while Google's next-generation smartphone is expected to cost over ₹30,000 going by the price of its predecessor.
In terms of specifications, Google's Nexus 6 may sport a 5.2-inch full HD screen protected by Corning Gorilla Glass with either 1440x2560 or 1080x1920 pixels. It will run on Android L OS, come packed with 32 GB internal memory and 3GB RAM and house a 3100 mAh Li-Polymer battery.
According to G4Games, the device will be powered by either Quad-core MT6732 64-bit chip that clocked at 1.5GHz, or the octa-core MT6752 SoC running at a frequency of 2.0GHz. It may either have a 20MP camera with HDR mode or a 13MP main camera and a 5MP front snapper.
There are reports that the device may have several interesting features, including a curved LCD display and a lightweight, polycarbonate body. In terms of connectivity, it may boast of Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and micro-USB connectivity slot.
On the other hand, Xiaomi Mi3 sports a 5.0-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels (441 ppi pixel density) and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It is powered by a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, run on Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.4.2 (KitKat)
And come packed 16/64 GB internal memory and 2GB RAM.
The device has a 13MP camera with 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, and dual-LED flash. It houses a Li-Ion 3050 mAh battery and sensors like accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, and barometer. In terms of connectivity, it has features like Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, and Wi-Fi hotspot.
Here are specifications of Nexus 6 aka Nexus X and Xiaomi Mi3:
|Models||Nexus 6 aka Nexus X||Xiaomi Mi3|
|Display||5.2-inch full HD screen protected by Corning Gorilla Glass with 1440x2560 or 1080x1920 pixels||5.0-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels (441 ppi pixel density) and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Processor||Quad-core MT6732 64-bit chip that clocked at 1.5GHz, or the octa-core MT6752 SoC running at a frequency of 2.0GHz||2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 that clock 2.3 GHz.|
|OS||Android L||Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.4.2 (KitKat)|
|Camera||20MP camera with HDR mode or 13MP main camera and a 5MP front snapper||13MP camera with 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, and dual-LED flash|
|Memory||32 GB internal memory and 3GB RAM||16/64 GB internal memory and 2GB RAM|
|Battery||3100 mAh Li-Polymer battery||Li-Ion 3050 mAh battery|