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This Google Nexus 6 concept has a 5.7-inch display and HTC style

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This Google Nexus 6 concept has a 5.7-inch display and HTC style
Last we heard, the next-generation Nexus smartphone was supposed to come from LG, reportedly being based on the South Korean company’s G3 flagship (which will most probably be announced on May 27). Even so, here we have a new Google Nexus 6 concept that’s designed as if it were manufactured by HTC.

Made by Indian website My Gadgetic, the new Nexus 6 concept proposes very thin bezels, a 5.7-inch Super LCD4 display with 1080 x 1920 pixels, BoomSound speakers, 3GB of RAM, and Qualcomm’s latest 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor. A 12MP camera with dual LED flash can be seen on the back, while the front-facing camera should be a 5MP one.

Needless to say, a 5.7-inch display might be just too big for many users. Still, this concept doesn’t look bad at all. You can let us know what you think about it in the comments below. For the sake of comparison, the imaginary Nexus 6 was sized up against the 4.95-inch Nexus 5 (see the latest two images and the video).

As for the real Nexus 6, this will be released sometime in the second half of the year - that’s what Google’s Sundar Pichai said back in February.

Update: This concept appears to have originated from YouTuber Marques Brownlee (MKBHD), who may not have anything to do with the Indian website mentioned above. We're reaching out to MKBHD for clarifications. Update to the update: Marques Brownlee said that he didn't make the concept, but it does use his logo.


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posted on 05 May 2014, 19:23 12

1. Chris_Bakke (Posts: 208; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


So Nexus. Much Android, Wow.

posted on 05 May 2014, 21:46 4

23. Ahmadovich (Posts: 43; Member since: 16 Mar 2014)


Such Nexus. Much Wow.

posted on 06 May 2014, 04:50 1

36. eli577 (Posts: 81; Member since: 29 Jun 2010)


Couldn't agree more. Wow. Anyway I think it's the same design as the ones of the G3 rumours.

posted on 05 May 2014, 19:23 8

2. galanoth (Posts: 327; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


By the time the Snapdragon 810 is released next year, I think Android flagships will have 4GB of RAM.

posted on 05 May 2014, 21:31 3

22. KillerKeyboard (Posts: 307; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


And if they sport 64bit processors.

posted on 14 May 2014, 01:08

59. TruPatriot (Posts: 92; Member since: 27 May 2013)


And google will try to put another tiny battery in it.

posted on 05 May 2014, 19:26 6

3. sriuslywtf (Posts: 274; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


"Heavy Breathing"

posted on 05 May 2014, 19:27 8

4. Lt.Green (Posts: 388; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


B.E.A-utiful

posted on 05 May 2014, 19:27 10

5. apple4never (Posts: 967; Member since: 08 May 2013)


daaaaaammmmm, thats sexy

posted on 05 May 2014, 19:28 10

6. Tuxedo_SNjr (Posts: 12; Member since: 01 May 2014)


MKBHD!

posted on 06 May 2014, 09:40 1

42. m3taz (Posts: 13; Member since: 16 Oct 2013)


the BEST reviewer ever

posted on 10 May 2014, 10:38 3

56. saffant (Posts: 225; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)


Who in their right mind would use a phone with a 19 yr old teens name on it. That's just sad.

posted on 05 May 2014, 19:29 2

7. Neo_Huang (Posts: 478; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


Barely looks any bigger than the Nexus 5, which i personally think is pretty manageable.

posted on 05 May 2014, 19:45

10. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 821; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


Totally agree. My Nexus 5 fits nicely in my hands (of course everybody's hands are different.)

In fact, I invite a larder screen... The navigation bars on Android kill so much screen real estate anyways. To me 5.7 is a very nice step up, looking forward to it.

posted on 05 May 2014, 19:44

8. FriendsOfSamsung (unregistered)


Nexus fans should have done better concept than this, disgusting

posted on 05 May 2014, 19:49 22

11. ErenJaeger (Posts: 119; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


Samsung fangirls like you make me embarrassed as a Korean.

posted on 10 May 2014, 03:23

52. eddiea (Posts: 12; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)


Enjoying your disgusting hardware home button and excessive bloat on your Sammy?

posted on 10 May 2014, 10:36 1

53. saffant (Posts: 225; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)


Hardware buttons are the best. Also you can get rid of the "bloat". What is bloat anyway? The fact that I can control my entire home theatre setup using my phone's IR and you can't? Would that constitute "bloat"?

What about the fact that I actually have a usable panoramic mode unlike that which comes with stock android?

Or maybe the fact that i can actually use my phone for university work (math) using my s-pen?

Does all that count as bloat?

posted on 10 May 2014, 17:09 1

57. eddiea (Posts: 12; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)


"Hardware buttons are the best" = Clearly an opinion which can be disputed 'til the end of time, but if you like it then I'm really happy for you.

"The fact that I can control my entire home theatre setup using my phone's IR and you can't?" = Pure speculation about which phone I have, and I hate to burst your bubble but my phone is not a Nexus. You have 2 more tries before you strike out.

Re: your other statements, I care not to spend more time going back-n-forth with you for fear of getting sucked into an endless debate.

Nothing else to read here...move along.

posted on 22 Jun 2014, 15:21 1

63. boomboom22 (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Jun 2014)


Bloatware is any unnecessary software on a device, generally provided by a manufacturer or carrier, that can't be removed by the user. Things like S-pen and an IR blaster are obviously hardware accessories and not bloat.

On a side note, there is no need for an IR blaster when you can control everything in your house via wifi.

posted on 05 May 2014, 19:44 2

9. mickeygosselin (Posts: 15; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)


A little smaller screen and add waterproofness and I would buy instantly

posted on 09 May 2014, 17:31

51. TMach (Posts: 372; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


And add memory card slot...........I'm there! Great concept phone, just wish Google is listening!

posted on 10 May 2014, 10:37

54. saffant (Posts: 225; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)


Good luck. I'd bet $1000 that Google won't throw in a SD card in there.

posted on 05 May 2014, 19:49

12. DRO_ID (Posts: 34; Member since: 20 Feb 2014)


Yeah sure!! HTC wish they could build a phone with such small bezels with boom-sound speakers. If this was designed with HTC current capabilities in mind that phone would probably be close in size to the Sony Z Ultra. lol!!

posted on 05 May 2014, 19:52

13. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1250; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


The one time I wish that there was a Verizon logo.

posted on 05 May 2014, 19:57 4

14. Gsizzle (Posts: 35; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


5.7" screen? Good god NO!

More like 4.7"

I have been buying the nexus line up since Google Nexus one but that's going to stop if that monstrosity is released.

posted on 05 May 2014, 21:20 2

21. fzacek (Posts: 1956; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


I had that exact reaction when I saw this. I like the size of my current Nexus 5. I really hope that they don't follow Samsung, LG, HTC, and everyone else that makes their phones bigger every year. Google should just draw a line at 5" and keep it that way. Still, looking forward to the Nexus 6, though :D

posted on 06 May 2014, 07:41

38. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2473; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Every Nexus Phone thus far has had a bigger screen than its predecessor, so you saying that you hope they don't follow other OEMs doesn't make any sense. They already have. Chances are it will continue to happen as well.

posted on 06 May 2014, 08:26

39. Taters (Posts: 3325; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Chances are they won't. They could have saved a lot of money and could have had a superior screen if they used the exact same screen as the G2. However, they felt 5.2 was too big and didn't want to use back buttons so they shrunk it.

Remember the Nexus 4 used the exact same panel as the Optimus G.

If you follow the Google logic, chances are fzacek will get his wish. Google has a pretty good read on the market and they will probably stick with 5 inches and just shrink the phone.

posted on 06 May 2014, 09:39

41. fzacek (Posts: 1956; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


If you think logically, you will see that the growth cannot go on forever. It will have to stop somewhere, as our hands can only be so big. What I am saying is that I hope Google will draw that line at 5" for the Nexus line...

posted on 06 May 2014, 10:44

43. refillable (Posts: 645; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


If that statement does even make sense, we'll see a 100" phone in 2099.

posted on 06 May 2014, 21:55

49. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2473; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


To Taters, fzacek, & refillable: I never said the growth would go on forever. My simple point was that every flagship from every single OEM has had an increase in screen size this year. It would be naive to think that Google wouldn't do the same thing to keep up. Eventually, phones will have to stop growing, sure, but this is not the year that happens.

posted on 10 May 2014, 22:53

58. refillable (Posts: 645; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


The Logic is, even though that is the trend today, Ergonomically, that trend is not in the right path. For One handed usage, The S5 size is the ergonomical max for an average Joe. Although I am pretty sure that the Nexus 6 is not going to be far off the S5's size. You are stating that the next nexuses are going to be seemingly following that trend. Google should be able to easily address this problem.

PS. Late reply caused by PA's broken Notification system.

posted on 26 May 2014, 21:59

62. TruPatriot (Posts: 92; Member since: 27 May 2013)


One handed use should not be a design requirement of a phone. There is no "problem" for google to address.

posted on 10 May 2014, 10:37

55. saffant (Posts: 225; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)


Good. Get the iPhone 6 then.

posted on 05 May 2014, 19:58

15. PressStart (Posts: 118; Member since: 08 Apr 2014)


Release it already!!

posted on 05 May 2014, 20:42

16. renz4 (Posts: 238; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)


so they expect the phone coming sometime this year while using SoC that will only come out early 2015 at the earliest?

posted on 05 May 2014, 20:49

17. tricky (Posts: 19; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


This is awesome. Love the Nexus line, but I doubt the Nexus 6 will be anything like this. The Nexus line always has too many compromises it seems to keep price down. Bad camera, bad speakers, no LTE, small non-removable battery, no microsd. Each version had some major letdown. The closest thing to actual high-end and low cost right now is the OnePlus it seems. Sadly it has an invitation system and isn't widely available until late June.

posted on 05 May 2014, 20:50

18. sniper1087 (Posts: 393; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


this idea is from a case from spigen or close to it.http://www.amazon.com/Spigen-Neo-Hybrid-Case-Nexus/dp/B00EV8Y6QQ/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1399340933&sr=8-13&keywords=nexus+5+case

posted on 05 May 2014, 22:38

28. haroonazeem638 (Posts: 128; Member since: 29 Mar 2011)


At first glance, that's what I thought too but no. Look at the other colours, for example.

posted on 05 May 2014, 21:10

19. saenaedewe (Posts: 62; Member since: 01 May 2013)


Sign me up!

posted on 05 May 2014, 21:14

20. NexusX (Posts: 140; Member since: 16 May 2013)


it looks good as a concept, but i wonder how HTC would fit all that circuitry inside a phone with so little bezel. I'm sure they would have done it with the One had it been possible. There always difference between concept created by graphic designers and an actual product made by engineers.

posted on 05 May 2014, 21:57

24. vincelongman (Posts: 1389; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


From the teardowns I've seen, bezels are quite empty
I don't think it will be a problem

posted on 05 May 2014, 22:03

25. gustavoace (Posts: 101; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


I really believe that the next nexus will be made by sony. From the first android consortium (HTC, Samsung, LG and Sony), only sony does not have a nexus, while the others have two sequential nexus phones (considering the HTC Magic as a 'first' nexus phone). And the xperia line up is really good, and Sony deserves it.

Nice concept btw, but 5.7 will not be Nexus 6 because its a phablet, not a phone. I belive that will still be called nexus 5, just like nexus 7 keeps its name.

posted on 05 May 2014, 22:11 1

26. redmd (Posts: 896; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Only LG can pull off that kind of bezels.

posted on 05 May 2014, 22:14

27. kingEngine (Posts: 20; Member since: 05 Mar 2014)


Too little bezel to be HTC.

Jokes aside it looks more like an LG design besides the earpiece/mic

posted on 05 May 2014, 22:49

29. Awalker (Posts: 467; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


I hope the next Nexus is not that big. The Nexus 5 was the perfect size.

posted on 05 May 2014, 22:59

30. Taters (Posts: 3325; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Lol good one. HTC would never make bezels that small and symmetrical. Not even their USB port is centred properly.

posted on 05 May 2014, 23:52

31. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1178; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


12 mp? haha

posted on 06 May 2014, 00:11

32. matistight (Posts: 202; Member since: 13 May 2009)


Why did they make the nexus 5 look hella fake?

posted on 06 May 2014, 00:22

33. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


I'll take two.
I figured it'd be the S805, knew about rumored S810 and wouldn't mind at all if it has either.
This may be last Nexus, and to my collection she'll go with the rest.

posted on 06 May 2014, 01:27

34. Nabil2511 (Posts: 149; Member since: 27 Jan 2014)


that looks fabulous

posted on 06 May 2014, 01:52

35. Sriniva1995 (Posts: 33; Member since: 06 Nov 2013)


Is it only me or does it look the the G3

posted on 06 May 2014, 04:57

37. Einstein333 (Posts: 37; Member since: 22 May 2012)


If battery life will be as terrible as it was with all previous Nexus phones this thing will be completely useless to me! I really can't understand the hype about the phone that lasts for half a day...

posted on 07 May 2014, 12:10

50. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 821; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


Android is not the best candidate for long battery life... Actually its not that much off from iOS either.

It depends on usage, but the Nexus did not have a noticeable difference from my other Android phones.

My Windows Phones on the other had, that is another question. People bash on it a lot, but I get a whole lotta work done on my Lumia 925 and the battery lasts longer than most of my previous modern phones.

posted on 06 May 2014, 09:00

40. tokuzumi (Posts: 301; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


I hope this is just a concept. Way too large. I'll put it in my collection of Nexus devices (right now, the only Nexus devices I'm lacking are the 2013 Nexus 7, and the Nexus 4), but I'd just leave it in the box, and never use it.

I can't wait for the tipping point, and phones get back to a more manageable size.

posted on 06 May 2014, 10:59

44. refillable (Posts: 645; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


Wow, this is the few concept which is logical. Although I doubt that it's going to be convinient when operated by only one hand (especially for people who wear 8.5 sized gloves like me).

posted on 06 May 2014, 11:28

45. SanderBelaen (Posts: 8; Member since: 06 May 2014)


Damn, that would be so awesome!

posted on 06 May 2014, 11:43

46. dcgore (Posts: 206; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)


Too big.

posted on 06 May 2014, 11:45

47. zelase (Posts: 8; Member since: 20 Apr 2014)


stupid phone cant see even icons !!!

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