Given that Google’s Nexus 5 was released in the second half of 2013, we would be forgiven for thinking that the Nexus 6 will be heading our way soon. Here, we have the latest rumours about the handset, which has apparently been codenamed Motorola Shaumu.
The first point to address is the handset’s moniker, which has seen a curveball thrown at it as it may actually be named either the Nexus X or Nexus 5 2014. Reasons behind this suggestion stem from the fact that Google didn’t change the name of the Nexus 7 with its follow-up handset.
With regards to operating systems, this could be the first device that runs on Google’s next version which will be the Android L (rumoured to be named Android Lollipop following Google’s extravagant lollipop-topped birthday cake). After all it would be perhaps unusual for Google not to offer its new software to its latest device.
Rumour has it that the Nexus 6 will come with a 5.92 inch display with a Quad HD resolution of 2560 x 1440, with a pixel density of 496 ppi. It will supposedly also use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor with 3 GB of RAM.
Following in Apple’s footsteps, we may also perhaps see two separate handsets for the device, with a 5.2 inch handset complementing the larger one.
Camera-wise, users may be getting the same 13 megapixel, rear-facing sensor that was seen on the Moto X. However, this may be upgraded with optical image stabilisation allowing for steady shots and better low-light images. The front-facing camera will remain that same at 2 megapixels.
Rumours have also been circulating about the Nexus 6’s battery life, with suggestions pointing towards a 3200+ mAh battery, with super fast charging. If this is true, users can expect to be treated to eight hours of life after just a 15 minute charge.