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Google Nexus 6 release date, price and specs UK: Finally on sale but in limted supply

Chris Martin | Dec. 15, 2014
Everything you need to know about the new Nexus 6 made by Motorola with Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Nexus X (Nexus 6): Specs
According to the International Business Times the Nexus 6 is expected to be built by LG. The website also suggests that the Nexus X will be largely built on the designs of the 2014 LG flagship smartphone the LG G3.

However, despite being sold to Lenovo, Motorola is thought to be a possible partner for the Nexus X (Nexus 6) - codenamed 'Shamu' - according to Android Police. The site says it will have a phablet sized 5.9in screen and will arrive in November.

This is backed up by the 9to5Google leak which we talked about a the top of the page. The site touts a 5.92in display with a Quad HD resolution of 2560 x 1440 meaning a pixel density of 496 ppi.

Furthermore, the Nexus 6 will use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor and 3 GB of RAM. It's a 64-bit chip which matches up to the strong possibility that the smartphone will come with Android L.

Like the Moto X it will have a 13 Mp rear camer and a 2 Mp front camera. There's talk of a 32 GB with other capacities possible. A microSD card slot is an uncertainty.

It's worth noting that various different screen sizes have been touted for the Nexus 6 including 5.5in and 5.2in so it's possible Google will launch two different sized like Apple did with the iPhone 6.

Nexus X (Nexus 6): Performance
GFXBench has leaked some benchmarks for the Motorola Shamu, aka Nexus X or Nexus 6 (via Fonetime), from its Manhattan graphics test. According to GFXBench the Motorola Shamu or Nexus 6 scored 11.5fps, just slightly below the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8, but in line with the OnePlus One and faster than the Sony Xperia Z2 and LG G3.

More recently we've seen Antutu benchmarks (via TK Tech News) that refer to the new Nexus smartphone as the Nexus X. As he states, the score seems a little on the low side, but the specs match up.

Nexus X (Nexus 6) features: OS
As mentioned above, Google is expected to include a 64-bit processor and fingerprint sensor on the Nexus 6 to bring it into line with the iPhone 5S and Samsung Galaxy S5.

We expect other new features in the Nexus 6 to be software-based. Google revealed more information about software and OS advances in its forthcoming Android L (aka Lollipop) OS at it annual I/O developer conference.

The latest leak comes from TK Tech News, which claims the Nexus X will be come running Android 5 Lemon Meringue Pie - not Lollipop, as was previously thought.

 

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