The rumor mill is in full swing at the moment, chucking out tidbits of information every week or so relating to the upcoming Google Nexus 6. According to the Wall Street Journal, Google will launch their next flagship smartphone “this month.”
The Nexus 6, which is expected to be the final name for the device codenamed “Shamu,” will be manufactured by Motorola and come with a 5.9-inch Quad HD display. The latest rumors say the handset will look like a scaled up version of the second-generation Moto X (pictured above), which Motorola recently released.
Other hardware that will reportedly make it into the Nexus 6 include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 SoC, 3 GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear camera, and a 3,200 mAh battery. Google usually uses Nexus devices to launch the next version of Android, so we can expect the Nexus 6 to come preloaded with Android L. As the SoC rumored to be powering the Nexus 6 doesnâ€™t support 64-bit instruction sets, this wonâ€™t be the first 64-bit Android handset on the market.
Along with the Nexus 6, Google is also expected to launch the HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet. Like the Nexus 6, the Nexus 9 will launch with Android L, and rumors suggest it will be powered by Nvidiaâ€™s Tegra K1 SoC.
Thereâ€™s no word on pricingÂ for either the Nexus 6 or Nexus 9, but considering previous Nexus releases, weâ€™re expecting them to once again undercut the competition.