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

1. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Oh goddamn that sounds sweet. I need to get rich so I can get this AND the new Moto X.

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Why would you get both? This looks to be better than the X in every way possible.

17. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Yeah, and I'm sure the Nexus 6 won't bend in people's pockets!

57. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I didn't say it would?

92. Daniel.95

Posts: 89; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Wish it come with SD810 to use 64bit feature in Android 5. What's that circle under camera ? I guess it is a Finger Print Scanner.

97. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

Its the camera's flash..

106. Daniel.95

Posts: 89; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

I'm not blind. I'm speaking about black circle under camera. There on Moto X, Motorola's Logo.

84. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Enough already with the jokes on this, they are getting old fast.

94. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Tell you what, I'll stop trashing Apple, when Mxyzptik stops trashing Motorola, cause he's been doing it longer than I have. So until then, suck it up.

87. LiquidGalaxy

Posts: 332; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

And almost straight away we have reference to the iPhone bend issue that affects like 1% out of 10 million sold. Dude, stop being a geek all your life and grow up a bit. I'm pretty sure i could make this phone bend if i grabbed it at both ends and...you know....bent it...Jesus..

98. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

All 100% iPhone 6/6+ can be bend..not just the "like 1%" that has ALREADY been bend..

18. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Why would anyone want a iBendable Iphone?

20. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

.... maybe when they throw it out of frustration, it'll come back to them like a boomerang!!! Awesome feature!!!

83. giga.admin

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

AFAIR Apple claimed they were developing a ney iPhone with a "flexible" display, at the end of the day they've done even better! A whole foldable phone!

30. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I hardly thumb you up, but +1

76. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Because I would like to weigh both against the other. The raw specs on this puppy obviously are beastly (if accurate) but I don't know if I would deal well with a 6 inch screen. The biggest screen phone I ever owned prior was the Note original. Even that was a little unwieldly at times. Also I really adore Motorola's added software, so unless the new Nexus has everything from the Moto X baked in that would be a loss for me. Active display in particular would be sorely missed. Also, I really love the personal touch that the Moto X affords via its customization. I've been attached to phones before, but my original Moto X has genuine sentimental value to me now. Even when I'm not using it anymore it's not leaving my possession. So yeah, tough decision: do I go the spechead route or do I stick with the experience I loved with the original Moto X? Or do I skip both and wait until the third generation X, which will likely offer the better battery that you're all crying about? I mean, it is kind of silly to switch out my phone after a year, considering my X still works fine.

81. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

If it uses a S805 with a 1440p display, then performance will be similar to the Moto X. According to Anandtech's preview of the 805, it rarely ever pulled more than 10% ahead of the 801 in CPU tests. While the GPU bump is significant, the 1440p display negates it. I seriously doubt the Nexus 6/X will have Motorola's features on it out of the box, it is a Nexus after all. However, Motorola might give you the option to download their apps. If you're still satisfied with the 2013 Moto X, just keep it. Or at least wait until Android L comes out for it, and see if performance drops at all, then make a decision based on that. That's what I'm going to do with my Droid Mini, if performance takes a hit with Android L, I'm going to try to spring for a new Moto X.

91. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

except that people that used the moto X keep telling that it's the best android phone out there due to stock android enhanced with motorola's customizations...

27. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Yuck, to taaaaal and looking.

2. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

HTC or LG or Sony would have been better choice for a Nexus 6. Google got it wrong this time.

28. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

What difference does it make? Google designs the phone and the company it picks manufactures it.

35. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

not a fan of anything Moto phone. i'm only a fan of Moto 360

40. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

It's a Google phone manufactured by Motorola.

58. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Plus remember Motorola was owned by Google there for a while and so some of the same engineers and designers that were put in place are still there. In fact, I bet this collaboration happened months ago while they were still a Google company. So, if anything this will be the most "Google phone" in existence.

90. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Motorola is still owned by Google.

102. lawsofeffect

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Motorola is now Lenovo

75. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

So Google "got it wrong" because you're personally not a fan of Motorola phones? So did Google "get it wrong" when they partnered with LG because I personally don't like LG?

105. bob_monkeywarts unregistered

This looks like a great phone. What's wrong with it?

3. baldilocks

Posts: 1494; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Please no. The Nexus 5 is the perfect size, it doesn't need to get physically bigger.

31. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I was planning on buying it but 6" screen is a nonstarter for me. You might as well call it a tablet.

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