Nexus 6 rumours, release date and price

There are numerous rumours circulating around the web about the newly anticipated launch of the Nexus 6 so today we have collated these and are publishing them conveniently in one place.

 

Google itself has been very tight-lipped but with an impending expected release date, more information is surely to come very soon indeed.

Nexus 6 name

 

It looks like the Nexus 6 may not actually be called the Nexus 6 and this prediction is fueled by the fact that Motorola is expected to produce this years Nexus smartphone.

 

Nexus 5

Nexus 5

 

Last years Nexus 5 was produced by LG and modeled largely on its own flagship phone of the time but with the latest version of the Android OS. So it is highly likely that the Nexus 6 will be modeled on the Moto X, hence the rumour that it may be named the Nexus X.

Nexus 6 design / Nexus X design

 

The Nexus 5 featured a 4.95-inch display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. So we have to expect that the size of the display will be bigger, following the current trend, and that a higher resolution will be delivered.

 

This has led to two different rumours. The first suggests that a 5.2-inch display will be used with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. This would give a pixel density of 565 pixels per inch. The second rumour suggests that a 5.9-inch display will be used (496ppi) but for now this seems like a less likely scenario.

 

The choice of a black or white colouring is likely with a forward facing speaker that could be singular yet most rumours suggest that dual-forward facing speakers will be provided for that ‘HTC One’ styled music experience.

 

There is also a possibility that the Nexus 6 / Nexus X will simply look like the Moto X!

Moto X

Moto X

Nexus 6 features / Nexus X features

 

Last year the Nexus 5 became the first smartphone to offer the new Android v4.4. KitKat operating system so we should expect to see a rerun of this tactic with the Nexus 6 running Android v5.0 L.

 

One of the major improvements of Android L is efficiency and recent tests have show that the same device running Android L has 36 percent more battery power compared to that device running on Android KitKat.

 

Couple this with a more powerful battery which should fall somewhere between 2500mAh and 3200mAh and a two day battery life, based on mixed usage scenarios, should be on the cards.

 

The latest Nexus 6 rumours suggest that a quad-core 2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 processor with 3GB RAM will be found inside and this will be accompanied by a choice of 16 or 32GB internal memory.

Nexus 6 camera / Nexus X camera

 

Following the path of the previous rumours that suggest that the Nexus 6 will be a modified version of the Moto X a 13MP camera is predicted with optical image stabilisation and a LED flash.

 

4K video recording could very well be offered though with a resolution that far surpasses that of full HD. On the front a forward-facing camera with a 2.1MP resolution should handle video calls and selfies but with other flagship smartphones beefing up their selfie cameras this could be an area that lets the Nexus 6 down!

Nexus 6 release date and price / Nexus X release date and price

 

As the Nexus 6 will most likely be the platform for Google to launch Android L an October release date looks probable. Last years Nexus 5 was launched with a £300 price tag so the Nexus 6 could possibly become available at around the £350 mark.

 

The biggest question for consumers will undoubtedly be should I buy a Moto X or a Nexus 6?

 

Written by: Michael Brown

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