Motorola Shamu / Nexus X photographed next to LG's G3?
posted by Florin T. / Sep 25, 2014, 4:30 PM
If the photo that’s embedded above is legit, what we’re seeing next to the LG G3 is the unannounced Nexus X, aka Motorola Shamu. The exact origins of the photo are a bit hard to track, but it seems that it was first posted by a commentator in response to a couple of articles found at Android Police and Droid-life. According to the person who posted the image, the Nexus X / Motorola Shamu is headed to Verizon Wireless (though it will almost surely be sold unlocked as well).
As you can see, the alleged Nexus X resembles the second-gen Moto X, and is considerably larger than the 5.5-inch LG G3. That’s because, as we told you back in August, the new Nexus sports a 5.9-inch display. Obviously, a 5.9-inch handset will be too big for some customers. But Google is planning to launch it anyway, because it likely doesn’t care about what users want from the Nexus line - as long as there are lots and lots of other Android smartphones on the market.
As we previously told you, the ultra-large screen of the Nexus X should feature a 1440 x 2560 (Quad HD) pixel resolution. Other expected features include a 12 MP (or 13 MP) rear camera with 4K video recording, quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, and 3 GB of RAM. The new handset could be officially announced in October, and should be released shortly after that. Well, we're waiting!
sources: Droid-life, Android Police
Google Nexus 6 OS: Android 7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop View Full specs
- 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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That is massively huge!
posted on Sep 25, 2014, 4:32 PM 15
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It's not just huge, but ugly as well! what happened to the gorgeous phones Motorola used to give us? I miss the days of the Razrs and the Aura.
posted on Sep 25, 2014, 4:52 PM 15
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Ugly? I can only guess but you haven't seen or touched he new Moto X, have you? It looks gorgeous with the metal frame and the different back plate materials, and it just fits perfectly in the hand. It really does. This one could be a little oversized, but I guess Google's point here is that high-res is the next big thing, and devs might as well design on a massive, hi-res phone.
posted on Sep 25, 2014, 5:01 PM 14
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I'm not a fan either. The 2013 Moto X was sleek where the 2014 Moto X looks dumb and clumsy. If it was based off of the Droid RAZR designs or an LG design I'd probably be all over it... But ugh.. This just doesn't look good..
posted on Sep 25, 2014, 5:32 PM 3
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Agreed. Not feeling the metal band around the edge of the phone. Just breaks up the design of the phone for me. The way the backplate material wrapped around the old Moto X was so much more pleasing to the eye.
posted on Sep 26, 2014, 12:30 AM 1
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It amazes me that everyone wants the RAZR design now. When it came out everyone hated it, it was too industrial, it needed more curves and needed to flow better. They do that and now everyone wants the RAZR back. I like both designs personally. Waiting to see what comes of the Droid Turbo. If the battery life is as good as my Maxx, I'm in.
posted on Sep 25, 2014, 8:05 PM 1
Damn that thing is huge. Guess I'm keeping my N5, way too big for me
posted on Sep 25, 2014, 4:32 PM 11
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Same here. Nexus 5 till 2015.
posted on Sep 25, 2014, 4:36 PM 8
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posted on Sep 25, 2014, 4:33 PM 3
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I know this is geared for developers. But developers in the US should be optimizing for where answerphones are going and for now we are seeing a trend towards 5.5 in flsgships, not 6 in phones. The 2015/2016 developer might benifit from a 5.9. But. It this year.
posted on Sep 25, 2014, 4:36 PM 1
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