Motorola Shamu / Nexus X photographed next to LG's G3?


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

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73 Comments

73. EmmaJones

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 26, 2014

Google Nexus Phones are up for sale. Find top sites offering amazing deals, attractive discounts and cash back offers on Nexus phones only at nexusphonedeals(dot)com (Just replace the (dot) with the actual . )

72. MorePhonesThanNeeded

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

This site, smh. You guys piss and moan too much. Dude it's an Android phone and these phones come in many flavors that cover many different types of individuals. Stop beating the dead horse, this is too big, who cares if you can't cope others will just fine. Don't complain about Motorola making a mistake, shut up they were contracted to develop the phone to those specs, you paying for the R&D for the phone...didn't think you were. Nexus phones are basically a showcase for the next upcoming Android OS, it's not a phone for the masses to jump on, it's more a less a defining point of what the next line of phones should come with as bog standard. Some people can see the forest for the trees, others who decide that there is more than just trees in there are the one's who get a little more than just the usual humdrum in things. With all the complaining you'd swear this was the biggest phone ever, it's not, not even close but hey Google likes to test things and what's easier than to have a line that outs phones that are not exactly the norm. It's how you gauge where to put your marketing and R&D going forward. If folks didn't like big phones then the Note would have died, what's crazy is the amount of females I see carrying around these mammoth phones. So to hear a guy moaning about it is freaking hilarious, these women are little to me and I'm 6'0 190lbs with average sized hands that can palm a basketball easily and many individuals faces. Not everything is for "you", remember that. Just like there are many flavors of Android phones, pick one and enjoy that. Enough pissing and moaning about something that isn't designed for his majesty.

69. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Just wait until you see the battery size. I'm gonna guess it will be about 200mAh more than the new Moto X. Motorola clearly demonstrated that they do not know batteries. I hope I am very wrong.

68. amrorabi

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 26, 2014

With this size Nexus will loss almost 40% of the customers. They should produce another version 4.7" inch to respect percentage of customers that preferred smaller screen -like IPhone did-

66. rowdysheeter

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

dislike it every bit. had a great hope...

64. majedlutfi

Posts: 38; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

just look at the difference between tow phones with 5.5 inch displays. lg is the best when it comes to the screen:phone ratio.lg ftw

65. majedlutfi

Posts: 38; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

oh sorry it's 5.9 inch i missed that

62. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

It doesn't look 5.9' for sure. Please get rid of that moto logo. Make it plain & simple.

61. Bison

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 23, 2014

"But Google is planning to launch it anyway, because it likely doesn’t care about what users want from the Nexus line" In PA's opinion.

60. bnick25

Posts: 38; Member since: May 05, 2013

Doesn't look like to 5.9 inch screen and only that much bigger if so it will have like no bezel i really doubt it

58. LeBrownJames

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

Too big. No thank you sir.

57. vzw_customer

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

i'm gonna get it, cant wait. I was just in vzw today and compared my G3 size to the 6 plus. 6 plus is about that size and felt good in my hand.

48. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Ok I just found the PA size comparison page. The 6Plus is about the same size or a tiny bit bigger.

47. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Is this the same dimentions as an iPhone6 Plus? Need to find a picture of the G3 next to a 6Plus. Do it PA!

46. DocOc

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

Reports keep saying that they are making it so big because of developers. I don't buy it. Was there a study done on developer screen size preference? I doubt it. While i'm sure there are some developers that like bigger screens, I would bet that most still prefer something in the 5 to 5.5 in. range. Again, this would be very disappointing.

45. Bozzor

Posts: 248; Member since: May 02, 2012

I myself have a HTC One Max now. Sure, it required a bit of an adjustment period, but now I don't notice it at all as being 'too large'. It's normal. But when I have to go back to a smaller screen, I really find it constraining. Once you get used to a large, expansive screen, its hard to go back to anything smaller.

44. Bozzor

Posts: 248; Member since: May 02, 2012

I find it strange that so many fashionable girls throughout Japan, Korea, Thailand, Phillipines and Taiwan - girls who are generally smaller in stature to Westerners with subsequently smaller hands - have no issue with rocking huge phones such as Note 3s, Sony Ultras and the larger Huaweis, but that so many Westerners get scared of phones as soon as the screen approaches the 5 inch threshold. Weird.

43. Lmao2013

Posts: 44; Member since: Dec 05, 2013

Google as set motorola up to be a nexus phone so in a way the motorola moto x 2014 (pure edition) is basically nexus phone and I guess to avoid making a clone they made the nexus 6 bigger phone/phablet

42. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

my next phone

41. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

not buying.too big.

40. uncskeet

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

If true, F.U. iPhone 6 Plus! Still waiting on HTC for possible One m8 Max!

37. onthecouchagain

Posts: 49; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! No.

36. Armchair_Commentator

Posts: 222; Member since: May 08, 2014

mmm I missed out on the one max, but this looks promising!

35. jian9007

Posts: 27; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

Gimme the phone for $399-$449 unlocked and I'm all over it.

56. PryvateiDz

Posts: 447; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Samehere. I want a 64GB model tho.

33. CLmaster

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

I really hate the design of the new Moto X, so it's kind of sad to see the Nexus line affected by Motorola. Their last smartphones look like toys.

31. Guti986

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 26, 2013

That doesn't look like the nexus x. That's probably the moto s. Nexus devices aren't supposed to have the manufacturer logo, and this one clearly has the moto logo in the dimple

39. Professor

Posts: 223; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

I have the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 5 and both had LG stamped in the back...

70. Guti986

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 26, 2013

:( :(

28. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

nice specs but that's too big for me. if i were to get a big phone it would be the Note 4 and i'd honestly rather have the Moto experience over the Nexus experience also the Turbo/Quark looks ugly to me so i'm getting the Moto X tomorrow. i'll get the Nexus 8/9 for the Nexus experience.

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