A new video brings Nexus 6 rumors to life and compares them to top smartphones like the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and LG G3 ahead of the rumored Nexus 6 release date later this year.
For weeks, we’ve heard Nexus 6 rumors spill possible details about the Nexus 6 specs, Nexus 6 launch date and of course, the elusive Nexus 6 release date. And while nothing is set in stone, we’re starting to see Nexus 6 rumors firm up in the days ahead of what appears to be an imminent announcement alongside a Nexus 9 tablet from HTC and Android L.
We’ve heard about the dramatic change that Google and this year’s Nexus manufacturer, Motorola, are expected to make with this year’s Nexus 6 release. Rumors center around a massive, high-resolution Nexus smartphone that offers the usual array high-end hardware specifications, Android L, and a massive Quad HD display. Rumors have firmed up on a large 5.9-inch display, far bigger than the Nexus 5′s 5-inch display.
While we wait for Google to make its inevitable announcements, enthusiasts are taking it upon themselves to deliver early Nexus 6 comparisons to current devices in effort to show how big a 5.9-inch Nexus might look compared to its key competitors. We’ve seen it matched up with the Galaxy Note 4 and iPhone 6 Plus, we’ve seen it compared to the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7, and now we’re getting a glimpse at what the Motorola Nexus 6 could look like next to several other top smartphones.
Nexus 6 rumors have been brought to life in a new video that shows off the Nexus 6 render, in hand, next to top devices like the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Galaxy Note 3, BlackBerry Passport, and the LG G3. While the exact size and shape aren’t confirmed, Nexus 6 rumors have continually pointed to this design with this screen size. In other words, this could be a pretty accurate representation.
Like we’ve seen before, the 5.9-inch Nexus 6 could be much larger than its 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and be more comparable to the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus that arrived on shelves at the tail end of September. It also appears to be a tad more compact than the 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3, much larger than the BlackBerry and Galaxy S5, taller than the LG G3.
One-handed use is key to any good smartphone and with a 5.9-inch display, consumers are worried about the impact it might have. Fortunately, if these Nexus 6 mockups are anywhere close, the Nexus 6 could be fairly pocketable, even at its massive 5.9-inch size.
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 in both the hardware and software departments and it’s that 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.