Google Nexus 6 aka Nexus X Purportedly Pictured Alongside LG G3

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Google Nexus 6 aka Nexus X Purportedly Pictured Alongside LG G3
Google's much-anticipated next Nexus smartphone, expected to be called the Nexus X (and not Nexus 6 as previously rumoured) and made by Motorola, was depicted in a purported mock-up image on Wednesday, along with some specifications. Lending more credence to that report is a leaked image on Thursday, picturing the alleged Nexus X handset alongside LG's 2014 flagship smartphone, the G3.

It's worth pointing out that the origin of the leaked image of the alleged Nexus X is unknown and was posted on Thursday by a commenter on stories about the next Nexus smartphone on both Android Police and Droid Life.

Android Police's commenter, named Michael Sudol, posted the image with the caption, "Pretty big phone." Meanwhile, a guest commenter on Droid Life wrote, "I had the phone last month [..] I can say it is coming to Verizon!" The commenter on both the sites is thought to be the same person.

In the leaked image, the alleged Nexus X looks visibly like an elongated version of the second-generation Moto X, and is said to feature a 5.9-inch display - it is also significantly taller than the LG G3 (which sports 5.5-inch display) in the side by side comparison. The alleged Nexus X in the leaked image also appears to be thicker than the G3 (Review I Pictures), which is 8.9mm thick. Notably, the Moto X (Gen 2) has 10mm thickness.

Another notable feature in the purported leaked image is the legendary 'M' logo for Motorola, sitting just below the rear camera. The back also comes with a sticker that says 'Shamu', a rumoured name earlier.

Some of the purported specifications of the next Nexus phone that were leaked on Wednesday  include a 5.92-inch QHD display with a resolution of 1440x2560 pixels (translating to an impressive pixel density of 498ppi), a 3200mAh battery; a 13-megapixel rear camera with 4K video recording capability; a 2-megapixel front camera; a Snapdragon 805 processor, and 3GB of RAM. Reports also pointed to a possibility that Google might debut two Nexus smartphones this year.

The large 5.9-inch Nexus X or Nexus 6 is in-line with rumours from last month, when Google was said to be planning to launch a 5.9-inch Nexus X, then decide whether to re-purpose a 5.2-inch Moto S handsets to launch as another Nexus later in the year.

There have been multiple reports claiming that the next Nexus smartphone is being made by Motorola and will be based on the design of the new Moto X. However, one of the possibilities also exists that it could be a Google Play edition of the Moto X, which will be launched sometime later this year.


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