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Motorola might be prepping a Nexus 6-like DROID phablet with Snapdragon 810 and 4GB RAM for 2015

Motorola might be prepping a Nexus 6-like DROID phablet with Snapdragon 810 and 4GB RAM for 2015

The Google Nexus 6 was arguably the best parting gift Motorola could have given to Google prior to officially becoming part of Lenovo. Despite the fact that many users criticized this device as being "rushed" to the market, having certain flaws, and bearing a "non-Nexus", the 6-inch, Snapdragon 805-equipped Nexus behemoth resides near the very top of the smartphone market, both specs- and size-wise. 

Shortly after it arrived, though, Motorola released its latest beast, the intriguing Motorola DROID Turbo, which packed almost the same specs in a way more compact body. Still, the latest round of rumors regarding Lenovo's newest acquisition is that Motorola might be working on a Nexus 6-like device.

Yep, the rumor mill never sleeps, and if it is to be believed, a new Motorola DROID phablet might be coming to town next year. Reportedly, a Motorola insider has spilled the beans about this handset. As per the alleged rumors, it will employ the physical construction of the Nexus 6, but will pack more powerful hardware than the latest stock Android gladiator of Google. Thus, it is rumored to come with a 5.9-inch display (most probably a Quad HD one), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset (more power-laden than the Snapdragon 805 in the Nexus 6), and the sizeable amount of 4GB of RAM, which will "showcase" the 64-bit functionality of Qualcomm's upcoming SoC.

If the rumors are to be believed, this Motorola alternative of the Google Nexus 6 will see the light of day mid-2015. As usual, this rumor should be taken with the FDA-advised amount of sodium chloride. 

Thanks for the tip, anonymous user!


source: DROID Forums

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posted on 03 Dec 2014, 02:48 1

1. Nine1Sickness (Posts: 114; Member since: 30 Jan 2011)


Yall motherlovers need Jesus!

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 04:29 10

10. vuyonc (Posts: 987; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


Sorry sir/madam, smartphones are our religion. The power of pixel density compels us.
ARMen.

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 06:16

16. Malcolm.Merlyn (Posts: 129; Member since: 28 Sep 2014)


Spammer detected. Nine1Sickness how about you go to 9gag instead? you'll find more people like yourself there.

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 02:49 8

2. tech2 (Posts: 3349; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Nobody cares about the spec if the implementation is poor. Get a better Note 4 like Amoled, better battery management and a camera which is above average, for a change and not just upgrading the CPU and Ram.

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 04:16 4

9. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3714; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Yeah, Note 4 is the best in this category, still options are better.

posted on 13 Dec 2014, 21:21

30. mas39 (Posts: 80; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Wrong! the Sony Z Ultra is the best in this category, just cannot be beaten, it's a real beast a 6.4" and just cannot be beaten performance or specs wise and the Z4 U ltra when it appears in 2015 will be even better.

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 05:30 8

12. pulkit1 (Posts: 354; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)


a lot of people don't want/like samsung phones , this is a great option for them.

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 08:51

25. tech2 (Posts: 3349; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Read comment #24.

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 10:52

26. pulkit1 (Posts: 354; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)


i will still buy this over note 4 . erica finds fault with all her devices.

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 08:01 1

19. Orion78 (Posts: 80; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)


Dude, not everyone wants a damn Samsung. I'm glad there's other choices. Leave your fetish for the Note 4 somewhere else. Thanks.

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 08:50 1

24. tech2 (Posts: 3349; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


If you use your brain and re-read my comment you'd realize it has nothing to do with Samsung. This phone has issues one can't deny it.

Look at Erica Griffin's video how this phone has burn-in issues. Not to mention the inaccurate colors and dull display.

The camera is also subpar to almost all the flagships out there ip6+, Note 4, Z3 or even Lg G3.

The battery life is also nothing to ride home about for a battery size of 3900 mah. On gsmarena, it scored 90 hrs. On par with 3100mah of Z3 and 3200mah of Note 4 (which has bigger and brighter display then Droid).

Just apply your brain logically, instead of labelling people as fanboys. All Motorola did was bump up the specs and didn't optimize the phone for it.

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 03:29 2

3. Enddo (Posts: 50; Member since: 26 May 2014)


I ignore all rumors about a smartphone with 4GB of RAM in 2015

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 03:31 1

4. Zero97 (Posts: 36; Member since: 15 May 2014)


I dont understand why there is a need for such advance processors (after sanpdragon 800).
I mean every thing runs smoothly on snapdragon 800 device. Even why would someone need 4 GB ram on their mobile device. Its understandable to improve the display, camera, graphics, etc. but what is the need for that extra horsepower?

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 03:43 5

6. joey_sfb (Posts: 5339; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Please bill gate ever said no body need more than an intel 386. Boy did he live to regret it.

The truth is there never going to be enough. Not enough RAM; Not enough CPU and GPU power. If there is an affordable 16GB Ram phone in 2015. I will take it.

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 03:52

8. Zero97 (Posts: 36; Member since: 15 May 2014)


But everything is snappy now. People are constantly trying to design softwares in such a way that they use less power (kitkat was capable of running on 512mb ram); on the other hand we are just adding extra clock speed and ram which never fills up full.

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 05:09 4

11. vincelongman (Posts: 4106; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Just buy a 2015 mid range smartphone with 2013-2014 specs if you don't want newer specs
Hopefully, the 2015 Moto G has the 615 (performs quite close to the 800) and the 2015 Moto E has the 410

IMO the 810 is need since its ARMv8 (for quick hardware encryption) and 64-bit (more efficient/memory)
IMO 4GB is a good bonus, great for better multitasking, especially for windowed apps or split screen

Also the 810 will be more efficient than the 801/805 due to the smaller process and newer architecture

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 03:36 1

5. Anshulonweb (Posts: 430; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


5.9inch screen ,no thanks...

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 06:03 2

14. Micah007 (Posts: 254; Member since: 09 Oct 2014)


Can I have yours?

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 03:44 1

7. hboy857 (Posts: 349; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)


Samsung supply last gen amoled to motorola, that's why nexus 6 has crappy display and battery life. Nexus 6 display is too crappy and too power hungry. i just hope that Motorola will ditch samsung's amoled for jdi's white magic oled. No need to pay a manufacturer if you can't get it's latest and greatest. And hopefully they will improve their camera also.

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 08:03 2

20. Orion78 (Posts: 80; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)


Crappy display? Mine looks just fine.

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 08:23

23. hboy857 (Posts: 349; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)


You don't see any rainbow banding when you tilt your Nexus 6 and doesn't Nexus 6 white background looks super pinkish when you lower your display brightness?

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 13:26

27. VZWuser76 (Posts: 3781; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


So going by that, the galaxy S4 and Note 3 had crappy displays right?

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 23:15

29. hboy857 (Posts: 349; Member since: 03 Jun 2013)


Yes, galaxy S4 and Note 3 has crappy pentile matrix amoled display.

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 05:37

13. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 474; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


Now with a 6000 MaH battery?

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 06:12

15. kkatis (Posts: 12; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)


Still no rumor about an international version of Moto Maxx??

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 06:23 2

17. DroidMystic (Posts: 83; Member since: 31 Oct 2014)


With all the hater on Motorola Nexus 6 phone, Nexus 6 have good camera, more than average screen display 493ppi, very nice CPU Snapdragon 805, 3Gb ram, Nano coating water repellent, dual speakers front, . It's in the 5 top best phone 2014. Even if for me it is the top number 1 as I love stock Android phone.

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 08:04 3

21. Orion78 (Posts: 80; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)


Exactly!! This place is overrun by Samesung worshipers.

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 19:41

28. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 474; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


My issues are its screen size and dim display, besides that it looks like an excellent device.

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 06:56

18. alouden (unregistered)


If it is to be a DROID, does that not mean limited to Verizon in the US?

posted on 03 Dec 2014, 08:20

22. jack123 (Posts: 186; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


It would be exclusive to Verizon if it carries Droid name.
Top line of moto phone mostly go with Verizon and the half bottle of water phone globally.

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