Google’s Nexus 6, or “Nexus X” as it’s rumored to be called, will likely roll out later on this month alongside the greatly-revamped Android L, and after numerous leaks of the device in typically grainy photos, we have a clear shot of the handset being used out in public.
Perhaps whomever was casually using the unreleased smartphone out in open thought that by enveloping it in a thick, bulk-adding case, that nobody would realize it was the elusive Google Nexus 6. But as you can see, the snap by one eagle-eyed member of the public leaves little by way of doubt, and having clapped eyes on this near-6-inch display on several occasions over the last couple of weeks, we’re now well and truly ready for the retail phase to commence.
Crafted by Motorola, which is still a subsidiary of Google’s despite the agreement to sell on to Lenovo, the design bears some tell-tale Motorola hallmarks, and although we’ll reserve definitive judgment until the official announcement is made, the overall aesthetic of the Nexus 6 does seem to signify a step up from the current, LG-made Nexus 5.
According to a number of reports on the matter, the Nexus 6 will boast a mammoth display, with a 5.92-inch QHD panel set to place it among the largest phablets in the business. With a resolution of 2560 x 1440, it’ll still pump out a pixel density of almost 500 pixels per inch, and although there’s more to a display than resolution and PPI, Motorola’s recent track record of producing great smartphones suggests those numbers will be backed up by solid all-round performance.
The Nexus 6 is also likely to include a 3,200mAh battery, 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 2-megapixel front shooter for video conference calling and of course, selfies.
As with many of Google’s Nexus products in general through the years, the Nexus 6 will be the first to run the all-new strain of Android right out of the box. Android L, with its Material Design, looks a significant advance on the current KitKat, and with Apple having impressed consumers with the iPhone 6 and accompanying iOS 8, the Mountain View search giant will be looking to counter with a smartphone and software bundle of its own.
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