Google’s Nexus 6 smartphone is expected to be revealed any day now. Going under the internal codename ‘Shamu', the Nexus 6’s definite nomenclature has yet to revealed, although we do know the 5.9 inch high-resolution mobile phone is being manufactured by Motorola.
Reports indicate that the next member of the cellphone Nexus family will be arriving later this month, or early November, with Google attempting to go toe-to-toe with Apple’s recently released iPhone 6 Plus. Google is hoping to match the specs of the iPhone 6 Plus, including the screen quality, but at a markedly lower price.
The iPhone 6 Plus currently retails for around $749 for the standalone base model without a contract, and Google is apparently looking to significantly undercut this, although it will almost definitely be more expensive than the Nexus 5 which launched at an extremely modest $349.
Size-wise the Nexus 6 will be extremely similar to the iPhone 6 Plus and the Galaxy Note 4, occupying phablet territory. The inner workings are currently unconfirmed although all info up this point indicates 13MP and 2MP cameras, a 3200mAh battery cell, a 496ppi qHD 2560 x 1440 touch screen, 3GB RAM, and a Snapdragon 805 processor. Interestingly it has also been confirmed it will support Motorola’s turbo charger, capable of providing the Nexus 6 with 8 hours of charge in just 15 minutes.
The new Nexus 6 will be the first mobile device to ship with Google’s new Android L update, a major new update that attempts to unify all of Google’s Android experience across all platforms. This includes the new Material Design, enhanced notifications, Project Volta battery use improvement, and support for OpenGL ES 3.1 advanced gaming.