According to reports Google is on the verge of unveiling the Nexus 6. Posted on Twitter by the famous-yet-retired leaker Evan Blass, aka evleaks, this modified Motorola smartphone, showing Android L, could be the Nexus we’ve been waiting for.
Nexus 6 will supposedly run Android 5 L, have a 2560×1440 screen. The Google Nexus 6 is made by Motorola and reportedly packs a 5.9″ QHD display, which makes it the first Nexus phablet.
The photo shows the Nexus 6 front panel and its frame which seems to be made of metal. There are two visible inlays that are required on metal panels for the antennas to work – those wouldn’t be needed if the frame was all plastic. Moreover, we get to see the Android L homescreen in action as well as the new iconography style that Google is going for.
The rest of the rumored Nexus 6 specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset with a 2.65GHz quad-core Krait 450 CPU and 3GB of RAM. At the back, there’s a 13MP camera with OIS standing between the two LEDs of the flash. Other expected features as in alleged Nexus 9 include Boomsound, a feature which has been seen on HTC’s One smartphone family, and dual front-facing speakers.
The Nexus line-up has always been good value in the past and the Nexus 6 should be no different. At launch the Nexus 5 cost £299 for the 16GB version and we’d expect the Nexus 6 to be similarly priced.
It will be interesting to see exactly what happens when Google and Android finally decide to put all the rumors to rest. Both the Nexus 6 and an HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet are rumored to arrive sooner than later.