Motorola Shamu aka Nexus 6 full specs leak: 5.2" QHD screen, Snapdragon 805 and Android L
Motorola Shamu aka Nexus 6 specs and benchmarks
32. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
With the Tegrak1, would've been much better.
36. hmd74 (Posts: 326; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)
But with that, developers wouldn't like it :D
70. StanleyG88 (Posts: 85; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)
There's always the contrarians, put a Cray 12 in it, a 90 inch 12K screen, roll it around on 4 wheels and it would have been MUCH better. Sheeezzz
43. Reality_Check (Posts: 272; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)
Yeah, except with the QHD part. I don't care much for QHD display :S
128. thartist (Posts: 16; Member since: 14 Jul 2014)
Yeap, i hate the extra battery usage for no benefit. Bragging or being able to read microscopic text isn't gonna make my experience any better at that cost.
74. naittosan (Posts: 234; Member since: 28 Jun 2014)
Now this is nice, Sammy watch and learn.
95. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3250; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Of course Shamu is waterproof. A phone named Shamu maybe not so much :)
102. Siapaya (Posts: 14; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)
this is my dream phone :D i hope this phone pricing still like predecessor
104. ChazzMatt (Posts: 16; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)
Actually the Nexus smartphones ALWAYS have the highest end specs. No, not always the most megapixel cameras but CPU, GPU, RAM, display resolution/ppi always matches or beats what’s out there on the market.
The 2011 gen3 Galaxy Nexus was one of the first two have HD 720p display, and with a large (for that time) 4.65″ screen. Dual core 1.2GHz CPU with 1GB RAM. In late 2011 benchmarks showed it handily beat the iPhone and Galaxy S model of that year.
In 2012, the Nexus 4 had quad core CPU with 2GB RAM. Again, top of the line, beating the iPhone 5 and the Galaxy S3
In 2013, the Nexus 5 was one of the first phones (after the LG G2) to have the awesome Snapdragon 800. 4.95″, 1080p (which was standard by then), 2GB RAM. It topped the benchmark scores, matching the iPhone 5S and beating the Galaxy S4.
Google does it right. The only complaint is usually about battery size and camera megapixels. But to come in at under $400, you really can’t complain much. Of course after the 2010 gen2 Galaxy S (4.0"), there was no more SD card slots, but that was to improve performance efficiency. It's a design decision by the engineers. Still people complain about that.
108. gg555 (Posts: 7; Member since: 15 Aug 2014)
Don't forget that Nexus One, it was also at the front of the pack in terms of CPU.
And it was one of the first phones to have active noise cancellation, long long before the iPhone. It really popularized that feature. It also used the Audience chip, which is by far the best noise cancellation chip.
Bizarrely the Nexus S had no noise cancellation at all, the Galaxy Nexus had very bad noise cancellation, and the Nexus 4 and 5 have used Qualcomm's Fluence noise cancellation, which is okay, but nowhere near as good as the Audience chip.
So the Nexus One is still the best of the Nexus phones for noise cancellation and was way ahead of it's time. This regression in all subseuqent Nexus phones continues to by a frustration, for me.
Even Apple dropped the Audience chip, which they copied from the Nexus One by putting it in the iPhone 4, but then dropped it in the iPhone 5 for a very sucky in house solution. LG briefly used the Audience chip in some of their phones, as well as HTC. But they have both dropped it also. Only Samsung continues to consistently put the Audience chip in their flagship phones.
So, strange as it is, the Nexus One is still at the head of the pack for in call noise cancellation, as good as the handful of current flagship phones that still use the Audience chip, and way better than anything else.
111. Mobilephile (Posts: 79; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)
Darn! Was really hoping for a 6"......AAAARGgHh. How is this called Shamu when you have the Ascend Mate, Z Ultra, Mega, W? Catch up Moto
2. register (unregistered)
Hope 64 GB version is made.
29. JC557 (Posts: 1128; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
They'd be stupid not to. It was idiotic of Motorola to not ship a 64GB version of the Moto X. Not sure what the reasoning was behind the Nexus series not shipping with 64GB with 32GB being the max.
44. JC557 (Posts: 1128; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
I meant to say that it was idiotic of Motorola not to ship a 64GB model initially or soon after the 32GB was released.
54. bestmvno (Posts: 150; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)
Agreed. Especially when you are bumping up camera shooting capabilities (res) both for stills and video.
3. Zomer (Posts: 60; Member since: 31 May 2013)
Great specs, the comparison of yesterday was also interesting, because it shows it beats the LG G3 (6 vs 10,7 frames) on the same hardware. So either the device is heavily optimized or Android L is just that much better.
4. aayupanday (Posts: 517; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
Really hoping that they finally get a Badass Camera in there.
Something like 1/1.8" sensor size and OIS+ with great low light capabilites.
101. Webmutation (Posts: 6; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)
We can only hope, but doubtful... plus the front shooter could be a bit better, they have to cut cost somewhere ;)
109. gg555 (Posts: 7; Member since: 15 Aug 2014)
Yeah, I would really like to see OIS in the phone.
5. bagou01 (Posts: 20; Member since: 20 Nov 2013)
Nooooo 5.2 Is just too big... The N5 barely fits my pocket already :(
9. register (unregistered)
Phones will get even bigger in the future. Deal with it.
15. ckoch125 (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Quit wearing skinny jeans and it will fit easily.
21. givemespecs (unregistered)
Quit telling people what to do...we all have our own tastes and opinions!!
35. LoveHater (Posts: 155; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)
Quit Screaming when u CAN'T digest Truth
27. Tsoliades (Posts: 213; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)
.2 inches isn't that much, especially when bezels can be reduced so drastically.
I was worried about it being a 6 inch phone lol.
Hopefully Google puts some consistency in their naming and calls it the Nexus 5 (2014).
114. ChazzMatt (Posts: 16; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)
You want the SIXTH NEXUS PHONE be called gen5 (2014)? Majority of time, the Nexus phones are named after generation. NEVER about screen size. NEVER.
Nexus 5 is for gen5.
Nexus 4 is for gen4.
Nexus One is for gen1. The Nexus One was NOT 1" screen.
The Nexus 4 was NOT a 4" screen. Now, the gen2 Nexus S was a 4.0" screen. The gen3 Galaxy Nexus was 4.65". But the gen4 Nexus 4 was 4.7" -- almost 5", but it IS the 4th Nexus phone.
The gen5 Nexus 5 is 4.95", NOT 5.0". If Google wanted a 5.0" phone they could easily have had one -- just like Sony, Samsung, HTC have 5.0" displays. Google specifically wanted UNDER 5", at 4.95. It's the Nexus 5 because it's the FIFTH Nexus phone.
So the SIXTH Nexus phone will be the Nexus 6. Doesn't matter the size. End of discussion.
33. steedsofwar (Posts: 288; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)
I have the G2 and I wish it were 5" with the same thin bezels. Nexus 5.2" will be wider than the G2, and I was badly looking forward to the nexus
37. LikeMyself (Posts: 281; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)
I think screen size doesn't matter, but the phone size is what matters!! The G2 fits great in my pocket! Even the One M8 as it's not wide (70mm) I think! The Z2 and S5 sizes are the limit for my pockets! Beyond that (G3), it's not comfortable at all! I mean how do you sit with a phone as huge as the G3 or S5!
To the others with large bangy pockets, there's something called stylish comfortable pants which most humans wear which do not have huge pockets compared to loose ugly pants that you wear! Except if you have a large body(no offence please! Sincere apologies if I hurt anyone) and hence you'll have pockets of size comparable to pants which can even fit a One Max!
91. fzacek (Posts: 1836; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
Be happy it isn't the originally rumored 5.5"...
110. gg555 (Posts: 7; Member since: 15 Aug 2014)
By today's standards, 5.2" is small for a flagship Android phone. I'm just glad that it (apparently) won't be the monstrous 5.9" screen that was first rumored.
121. DroidInMyPocket (Posts: 7; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)
Put it in your pocketbook. ;) Or considering the size smartphones are trending maybe a smartphone fannypack will find it's way into future fashion,
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20. Planterz (Posts: 882; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
Watch a movie or two and gain some cultural awareness.
46. register (unregistered)
Not an English native.
57. corporateJP (Posts: 1555; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)
Nope, guessing you must be a native of Headupyourass Land...
25. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 993; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
78. Planterz (Posts: 882; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
Jeez, I was just making a joke. I wake up and see I've instigated an international incident.
88. register (unregistered)
LOL. But 'Stop speaking english' is far more idiotic post than what I made.
120. Kaiser2007 (Posts: 153; Member since: 16 Nov 2013)
You mean: a dollar with 3 year contract?
7. salaal (Posts: 101; Member since: 08 Dec 2013)
Give us a Snapdragon 805 Full HD 5.2" display 2GB ram 12MP/2MP combo Android L and A 2600 mAh battery price it for 349$/32GB and 399$/64GB.
30. JC557 (Posts: 1128; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
I'd think it would be best if the battery is north of 2800maH considering the display size.
63. a_merryman (Posts: 681; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
Agreed, 3000mAH would be perfect. Wish they did a 1080p amoled and added a fingerprint sensor and ir blaster instead of using a QHD screen. Or made it waterproof, really hope it is waterproof.
72. Drsarcastic (Posts: 36; Member since: 23 Jul 2014)
You just described the s5. (accept for the battery part)
73. a_merryman (Posts: 681; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
Yeah, but I want moto's build quality and vanilla android with the ability to install moto's apps (the reason I want it amoled is for the notification style moto uses, otherwise I don't care for amoled). I don't like Samsung after my horrible experience with the original Galaxy S. Also, I mean a fingerprint scanner like the iPhone's...definitely not the swipe style on the s5.
79. JC557 (Posts: 1128; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
Motorola phones already have a water resistant nano-coating (which hopefully is still with them after being bought by Lenovo) so it maybe they took that a step further.
90. a_merryman (Posts: 681; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
That's what I'm hoping. It would be awesome!
34. steedsofwar (Posts: 288; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)
That's worse than what was leaked above. Why would you want worse?
61. murron (Posts: 29; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)
Because it would be cheaper and the lower res screen would result in better graphics/battery performance. My opinion is you don't really need more more than 1080p for a screen of that size.
8. GreekGeek (Posts: 841; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)
A leak is just a leak.... Hold your horses fanboys
Nothing is official until it's official
55. Flippyphone (Posts: 38; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)
Ever thought about commenting on the article? Or are you just here to take pot shots at people?
96. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3250; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Lol. GG didn't take a potshot at anyone. There's just been so many fake leaks of late that people are wary of investing emotional energy in them.
64. Scott93274 (Posts: 1171; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)
I said the same thing about Apple iPhone 6 the other day and people got all butt hurt. :P