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

1. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

That is massively huge!

19. maherk

Posts: 7029; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

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.

24. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

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.

27. Teejay1100

Posts: 115; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

I like the design actually. I can't wait til Google announces this thing. Now it has to be priced right.

38. Professor

Posts: 223; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

As long as is priced right I am ordering one as soon as they are available at the Play Store!!!

34. maherk

Posts: 7029; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

What has the way it feels and sits in the palm of the hand to do with the way it looks? Their design language is going backwards, that's all am saying

29. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

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..

59. Sharky

Posts: 259; Member since: Jun 24, 2008

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.

30. latido

Posts: 45; Member since: May 31, 2012

agree. razr design much better!

49. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

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.

54. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

I've always liked the RAZR, very sexy. And design preferences change over time, 5 years ago nobody would've liked the flattened UIs we have now.

51. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Dude.....whenever u hold this device u will knew it....how beautiful device is.

67. Daniel.95

Posts: 89; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

It's looking good.I only want a SD810 for Android L.

32. CLmaster

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

that's what she said :)

50. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Nop *_*

55. csrajeshcs

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Yeah but its still much more compact than the Iphone 6 Plus(5.5 inch screen).

2. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Damn that thing is huge. Guess I'm keeping my N5, way too big for me

6. imkyle

Posts: 1116; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Same here. Nexus 5 till 2015.

26. Teejay1100

Posts: 115; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

I can't do my Nexus 5 til 2015. The battery isn't the best or the camera. Now if Motorola capitalizes on the battery/camera, this would be the phone to get.

71. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I use the camera only for small things, like picture of items I want to sell or for work (picture of a service tag). Battery could be better indeed, but I charge it wireless at work and at home, so far it works.

3. TheRequiem

Posts: 245; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Too big

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That's what she said

52. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

I said nop *_*

63. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

its an oversized moto x 2014

4. datsyuk

Posts: 180; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

Google y u do dis

5. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

waiting for '' thats what she said '' jokes

53. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

*_* nop

7. oborawatabinost

Posts: 45; Member since: May 18, 2014

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.

8. Totse2k15

Posts: 479; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Yea, too big for me. If price is under $400, I might get it though.

9. Rapha.194

Posts: 34; Member since: Sep 23, 2014

Motorola in 2013 = Great Motorola in 2014 = only did s**t!

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