Nexus 6 rumors have been lobbing potential hardware features, release dates and software features at consumers. And as we moved deeper into the fall, Nexus 6 rumors have begun to firm up. Some of the firmest Nexus 6 rumors pertain to its display size and at this point, a dramatic change in size is all but confirmed to be coming with this new Nexus release.
For several weeks now, we’ve heard about the dramatic change that Google and this year’s Nexus manufacturer, Motorola, are expected to make with the Nexus 6. Rumors center around a massive, high-resolution Nexus smartphone that features a number of high-end hardware specifications, Android L, and a massive Quad HD display. Rumors center on a large 5.9-inch display, far bigger than the Nexus 5’s 5-inch display and a size that has some consumers worried.
In the past few days, we’ve gotten a good look at what very well could be the Motorola Nexus 6, a device that’s codenamed “Shamu.” Android Police recently leaked a number of key details including a render of what could very well be the Nexus 6. That render shows a large smartphone running Android L and a form factor that differs from the current Nexus smartphone.
While we wait for Google to make an announcement, enthusiasts are taking it upon themselves to deliver early comparisons to current devices. One user on Reddit was able to figure out the Nexus 6’s potential size. He then compared that potential size to the dimensions of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the iPhone 6 Plus.
The results offer a look at the potential size difference between the three. If this is accurate, and there is a good chance that it’s close, the 5.9-inch Motorola Nexus 6 should be only a little bit larger than the Galaxy Note 4 and a tad smaller than the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. The Nexus 6 is expected to be in and around 9mm thin which could make for a much thicker phone. Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus is 7.1mm thin.
Those looking for a little more realism would be wise to check out another Redditors comparison between the Nexus 6 (using these same dimensions) and the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7. The Nexus 6 is clearly going to be much larger than the Nexus 4 though even with a screen rivaling the Nexus 7’s 7-inch display, the size of the Nexus 6 is much smaller than the size of Google’s tablet.
Google still hasn’t announced a Nexus 6 launch date though rumors and leaks suggest that we’re close. Android developer Paul O’Brien claims the new Nexus 9 and Android L will be announced on October 15th. The Nexus 6 is expected to debut alongside the Nexus 9 and Android L so that date, or one around it, could potentially prove fruitful.
Nexus 6 rumors point to some serious firepower, firepower that could help this new Nexus smartphone compete against the likes of the Galaxy Note 4 and iPhone 6 Plus.
- 5.92-inch 2560 x 1440 Quad-HD Display
- 2.7 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 805 processor with 3GB of RAM
- 32GB internal storage
- Android 5.0 “L Release” (64-bit support)
- 13 Megapixel camera with OIS, 2.1 front camera
- Ring Flash similar to Moto X
- Front Facing Speaker (bottom, look close)
- Aluminum frame around device like the new Moto X 2014
- 3,200 mAh battery
Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus is already out on shelves while the Galaxy Note 4 is set to hit the United States in mid-October. Nexus 6 release date rumors put its release in October or November, right around last year’s Nexus 5 release on Halloween. That remains unconfirmed at this point though we should see leaks continue up until Google’s announcement.