Google Nexus X / Nexus 6 / Motorola Shamu reportedly looks like a giant Moto X

We’ve been hearing about a Motorola-made Google Nexus 6 / Nexus X (codenamed Shamu) for quite a while now, but no images of it have been made available. Well, today, 9to5Google posted a mock-up image that’s reportedly based on the real next-gen Nexus smartphone.

According to the mock-up image (click to enlarge) and 9to5Google’s sources, the Nexus X looks a lot like Motorola’s Moto X (2014 model), but it’s bigger - sporting a 5.92-inch display, instead of a 5.2-inch one. It also has a larger, 3200 mAh battery - that’s 900 mAh more than what you get with the Moto X. 

The rest of the new Nexus handset’s alleged features are in line with what we previously heard: quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 12 MP rear camera with 4K video recording, and a 2 MP front-facing camera. The giant 5.92-inch screen of the handset supposedly offers a 1440 x 2560 (Quad HD) pixel resolution which translates into a 498 ppi density. 9to5Google says that the upcoming smartphone will “almost certainly” be Nexus-branded. Well, that's what our own sources are saying, too.

Rumors have it that the Nexus X will be officially announced in mid-October, allegedly alongside an HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet. Both devices could go on sale starting November, possibly running Android L out of the box. All in all, exciting times are ahead - but we were expecting this anyway, because Google seems to have made a habit of releasing new Nexus gear in this time of the year.

source: 9to5Google

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105 Comments

101. DocOc

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

I just can't imagine that Google will go from a 5 in screen to a 6 in screen. My guess is that they will have two sizes like the Iphone 6/6 Plus

100. Lmao2013

Posts: 44; Member since: Dec 05, 2013

It's so big, whyyyyyy!!!!!!!!! I guess I'm getting the moto x 2014 for sure now... pretty much the same phone.

99. DocOc

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

Noooooooooooooo....please make a 5.2 in version

88. LiquidGalaxy

Posts: 332; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

These Nexus devices are definately the way to go if someone wants Android. Always enjoyed mine when i've owned one...

86. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

If it's going to be 5.9" I'll stick to my Nexus 5. Way too big for me.

85. ciprian.ruse

Posts: 320; Member since: May 13, 2014

I'm super sad by the dimensions of this upcoming nexus. It would have been much better if they kept the screen size of the nexus 5 or let's say a max 5.2" display :-( ... I ditched note 3 for a gs 5 because it was too big so I won't buy this one. I'm super sad and dissapointed...

73. .KRATOS.

Posts: 444; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

5.9 is too big, plus y the snapdragon 805 instead of the 810.

68. Rapha.194

Posts: 34; Member since: Sep 23, 2014

Motorola novamente vai cometer o erro com a bateria Matou o Moto G, Moto X e vai seguir a tradição de Telefones Nexus ter uma bateria ruim É muita incompetencia ! Pq precisamos de uma Tela Quad HD ? Pq precisamos de uma tela 5,9" ? Linha Nexus = Bateria ridicula Parece que essas empresas de Merda, que todo ano fazem telefones de bateria ruim, fazem de tudo pra samsung e Apple dominar o mercado

67. Rapha.194

Posts: 34; Member since: Sep 23, 2014

Motorola will again make the mistake with battery Killed Moto G, Moto X and will follow the tradition of Nexus phones have a bad battery Cause we need a Quad HD screen? Cause we need a screen 5.9 "? Line = Nexus ridiculous Battery It seems that these companies s**t, that every year make phones bad battery, do everything to Samsung and Apple dominate the market Apple and Samsung - Congratulations! Monopolize the market because their competitors are incompetent

77. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

The Moto G and X both get a day of battery life under normal use, same as most any other phone in their class. My Galaxy S3 would struggle to make 12 hours most times. I have both the Moto X 2013 and the Droid Maxx. The X makes around 14-18 hours, and the Maxx gets right at 34 hours out of a charge. You do realize the Nexus with the worst battery life was made by....Samsung, the Galaxy Nexus.

66. Twisted247

Posts: 282; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

I know why but I personally don't see the Nexus going from 5.0" all the way to 5.9" in just one year... I really don't. We'll have to see what is really in tale come October!!!

62. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

Cant do this any more Looks like the HTC ONE MAX, the dimple looks like a fingerprint scanner, and If it's this huge it better have a damn stylus.

52. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Snapdragon 805 won't even be able to use 64bit performance improvements in Android L. The Nvidia K1 Denver in the next Nexus tablet is 64bit and be able to use the software in its entirety. Snapdragon is obsolete as are all 32 bit SoC's with the release of 64bit Android L.

65. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

So Android L is 64bit only? Because otherwise they won't be obsolete, they simply won't be able to take advantage of 64bit.

69. Twisted247

Posts: 282; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Your an idiot, for one Android L is not 100% 64bit ONLY. Out supports it, therefore if you have the hardware to support it, it'll go to that level.. Not to mention you say "snapdragon is obsolete as ALL are obsolete." Newsflash, Snapdragon 810 is 64bit, AND scheduled for release end of 2k14 en route with new nexus release schedule.. Don't speak if you have no idea In which you are speaking about... D-bag

43. datsyuk

Posts: 180; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

The real question is am I going to get screwed yet agai o Verizon. Only hope is the Verizon device had the same code name that is rumored to be the Nexus.

39. Elfmonster unregistered

I love almost everything about this. But I believe Google remains anti-removeable battery, and I'll never buy another phone without a replaceable battery again. I had the Moto x and I liked it but I got rid of it for one reason -- awful awful battery. Samsung gets so many sales because they offer replaceable batteries. Why oh why do other makers stick by their dumb battery guns, especially Google since Google is making that component phone in order to stop us from throwing battery-dead phones in the landfill?

104. lawsofeffect

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

curious here, are you swapping battery as a way of charging ?

38. Chuck007

Posts: 1420; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

If it really comes with a Snapdragon 805 I'd be somewhat disappointed. At such a resolution it'll be slower than a Snapdragon 801 phone @ 1080p.

41. YourNickname

Posts: 127; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Actyally benchmarks show 805 1440p Shamu was on par with OPO & s5 & s5 ltea thanks to android L

33. MegaEvolution

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

So less comments, so less attention, not gonna sell well for nexus :)

34. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

agree, even apple watch article has much more comments than this.

37. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

It's more like hate and dislike in Apple articles, because of patent trolling and high end pricing for a midrange phone.

42. YourNickname

Posts: 127; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Less attention because all thesr speculations are 4week old specultions rehashed. Search for nexus news on here and you wont q single bit of new info on this article

61. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

6 inch device is not gonna get any attention

32. HildyJ

Posts: 346; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Any rumors as to whether Android L will support split screen out of the box? This would be an awesome platform for that.

26. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Sounds like a great device, along the lines of a Note 4 without the S-Pen.

25. AppleJuice

Posts: 145; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

I think it is too big...

24. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

I will continue to shoot this bird out of the sky untill i see HTC NEXUS.

46. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Dude, the FIRST Nexus was HTC made.

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