Google Inc. is tight-lipped on its upcoming flagship smartphone dubbed as Nexus 6 but that has not stopped speculations on the release date, availability, features and other details of the device. It was earlier reported that the search giant was planning to scrap its Nexus series to make way for Android Line before being rubbished by the officials, and now it has emerged that the new device will be called Nexus X and not Nexus 6.
Sundar Pichai, VP at Google, had revealed at the Mobile World Congress 2014 (MWC 2014) that the device would be announced in October but he didn't reveal the exact date. However, Inferse recently reported that Motorola Shamu aka Nexus 6 could be unveiled on 31 October, coinciding this year's Halloween and would be made available in stores a few weeks later.
Interestingly, a report by TKTechNews claimed that the upcoming Motorola Nexus device with model number XT1100 is called Nexus X and not Nexus 6 as reported earlier, which is also complimented by PhoneArena. It said that the device will sport either a 5.3-inch or 6.3-inch display, powered by "Snapdragon 805 clocked at 2.7GHZ and 13.1 MP camera with OIS."
The website went on to claim that Google's upcoming next-generation device will run on yet-to-be-released Android Lemon Meringue Pie 5.0 and could be priced around €419.99.
It may be recalled that the same website, TKTechNews had also claimed earlier that the Motorola Shamu, which is claimed to be Nexus 6 by several media houses, could be Android Silver and not Google's upcoming flagship smartphone. The publication's verification of the device's IMEI through Swappa revealed that the product is real but unlisted, which means it is a Verizon device.
The Nexus 6 might be powered by a Quad-core MT6732 64-bit chip that clocked at 1.5GHz, or the octa-core MT6752 SoC running at a frequency of 2.0GHz, according to G4Games. It may come packed with 32 GB internal memory and 3GB RAM, run on the upcoming Android L and house a 3100 mAh Li-Polymer battery. Reports suggested that it may have a 20MP camera with HDR mode or a 13MP main camera and a 5MP front snapper.
According to reports that have surfaced so far, the device may 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.