Alleged press render for Nexus 6 leaks out, looks a lot like Moto X (2014)


Where there is smoke, there must be fire. And there is a lot of smoke about the Nexus 6, which is expected to get officially unveiled very soon, as the latest leak shows a full-on press render of Google's next flagship.

And lo and behold, the Nexus 6 carries a striking resemblance to the 2014 edition Moto X, but there are just enough tiny differences to say we're looking at different devices. First, you'd notice the sharp, beveled edge of the screen, while the 2014 Moto X has a display that curves towards the edge, and then, you can see how there is slightly less space between the edge of the phone and the speaker-like element below the screen.

Industry watchers would also find it amusing that this leaks comes from now retired leakster @evleaks, a person who has allegedly gotten in the center of some controversies lately.

As a quick recap on the rumors, the Nexus 6 (aka Nexus X, or Motorola 'Shamu') is expected to feature a large, 5.9-inch Quad HD (1440 x 2560-pixel) display, a Snapdragon 805 system chip, and a 13-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization.

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Nexus 6
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3220 mAh(24h talk time)

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59 Comments

1. irellemot

Posts: 109; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

To start, there's the wrong play store icon, the material design one looks different. Second, the display is f.cking lopsided and the speaker is crooked. Evleaks is stopping pretty low.

4. bucky

Posts: 3784; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

lol. This is an absolutely embarrassing "leaked image" Phonearena, for your own good, please delete this.

5. Mrmark

Posts: 396; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

The speaker is not crooked and you don't know what the icons will look like at launch .

12. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

It's a render, not the official device, PhoneArena.com is just reporting that another render came out, ESPECIALLY from evleaks. PhoneArena.com did well in reporting this.

15. Victor.H

Posts: 1062; Member since: May 27, 2011

I'm betting it's the real deal. Let's wait and see tomorrow.

19. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

My Lenovo Tablets got the Play Store update even before my Nexus 5 and the icon looks exactly like that in the leaked picture.

32. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

that Metal frame around nexus 6 is giving slickness.

34. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

It's not bad on the Moto X ('14), but at this size, slickness will be the least of your worries.

46. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

This render is blowing up Reddit. The bottom screen is misaligned (clearly this controlled "leak" by Google's promotional, photoshop team is a little amateurish) Also those two Google folders look like that girl's jugs, notice how it coincidentally labels "Google" and "Create". This whole s**t is weird.

33. iGeek

Posts: 171; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Meet me again when this thing is unveiled ;) I hope you will say it's ugly as hell when it is really unveiled :) It's really weird that we don't blame Google, we blame eveleaks. Let's wait and see and I hope you have the guts to comment tomorrow.

55. Siapaya

Posts: 17; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

I think moto x is compact size from nexus 6

2. fiddler

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 06, 2014

Are those front speakers?

14. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

YES, stereo front speakers!

16. Victor.H

Posts: 1062; Member since: May 27, 2011

I would not be so sure. The Moto X (2014) has the same two elements, but only one is a speaker.

18. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

The Moto X has no stereo speakers? http://www.phonearena.com/phones/Motorola-Moto-X-2014_id8897 This says stereo speakers.

20. Victor.H

Posts: 1062; Member since: May 27, 2011

It's a single speaker on the bottom, the one on top is the earpiece. Thanks for pointing that out, we'll make a correction.

22. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Thank you Victor.H. +1 Man that was QUICK!

21. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Just saw the review, Johhhhnnnnnn V. from PhoneArena.com confirmed it. http://www.phonearena.com/phones/Motorola-Moto-X-2014_id8897 is wrong. We need to fix this PhoneArena.com.

23. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

Only the new Moto G (2014 edition) has front facing stereo speakers.

24. needa

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

the new has the same speaker as the old. same drivers/amp/dac/whatever else.

27. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I still am hoping for stereo speakers, since the Moto G has them. I mean if the Google Nexus 6 or X wants to be different than the Moto X then this will be a huge differentiator.

31. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I don't think it matters. The speaker on the Moto X 2014 is very loud and full. It's much better than the stereo speakers on the Moto G.

35. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

It's loud, but I wish that it (and the earpiece) didn't protrude like they do.

37. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I think it protrudes so you can place the phone down its front or back. I have a leather back so I would prefer to put it face down. Edit: I was thinking about it a little and maybe they did it to protect the screen if you drop the phone.

40. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I also have the leather back (black, with red trim), and I don't mind putting it on the back, but I am careful where and how I place it.

3. scarface21173

Posts: 689; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Hope they keep the nexus 5 just update the specs a little camera etc, not everyone wants a 6 inch phablet.

36. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

The Nexus 5 will get an update...to L. There really isn't much you would gain with an incremental spec boost.

6. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

screams fake. the bottom bezel looks asymmetrical.

7. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Theres no better leaks than evleaks. Its written fake all over it.

9. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

It looks exactly like the Moto X 2014.

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