Motorola Shamu aka Nexus 6 appears on another benchmark site; screen size is questioned (no longer)
posted by Alan F. / Oct 09, 2014, 2:38 AM
But there is more than just one benchmark site. The Nexus 6 has just taken another trip through benchmark country, according to a tweet. The stock Android phone was put through the ringer at CPU-Z (no pun intended) and revealed a quad-core 2.65GHz Snapdragon 805 CPU under the hood. It also showed that the Adreno 420 GPU is crunching graphics on the device. 3GB of RAM is confirmed as is the 1440 x 2560 QHD resolution.
There is one anomaly. The 560ppi pixel density listed would indicate a 5.2 inch QHD screen, not a 5.9 inch glass. And a few months ago, a GFX benchmark test for Shamu showed the phone wearing a 5.2 inch display. Could it be that the Motorola Shamu aka Nexus 6 aka Nexus X actually employs a 5.2 inch screen? We might have to wait for the phone to be unveiled to find out for sure.
Thanks for the tip!
source: @r0fl via gadgetzarena
UPDATE: As pointed out by one of our readers, the 560 figure on the CPU-Z benchmark test is dpi, not ppi. So there is no mystery after all. The Nexus 6 will measure 5.9 inches. After all, why give a phone the code name of Shamu if it isn't going to be huge?
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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No, it's not going to be a 5.2 inch screen. ITS DPI, NOT PPI..... Current phones and tablets are at 480 dpi. Basically, icons and stuff are going to look a bit bigger. Its still going to be a 5.9 inch phone.
posted on Oct 09, 2014, 2:46 AM 19
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Good point. I better eat some more carrots to help my eyes with the fine print. Thanks! Alan F.
posted on Oct 09, 2014, 2:54 AM 15
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See! Why can't more forums & posts be like this?! PA makes a small error in getting news out quickly, a very knowledgeable reader comes along and makes the simple correction, thanks are given, and the reader nicely acknowledges the hard work of the publication. Thanks for restoring my faith in humanity and the entirety of the internet here, expertzero, what a breath of fresh air! Oh yeah, and I'm drooling over this phone, ok, that is all!
posted on Oct 09, 2014, 3:24 PM 4
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I think, just like galaxy, they should launch a 5.2 inch classic and a 5.9 inch phablet
posted on Oct 09, 2014, 3:09 AM 0
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No, google uses a standard set of dp for its phones. It wouldn't mess it up with another stepping as that would add more fragmentation and headaches for developers. The current set is shown below from the developer website and likely will remain that way. A set of six generalized densities: ldpi (low) ~120dpi mdpi (medium) ~160dpi hdpi (high) ~240dpi xhdpi (extra-high) ~320dpi xxhdpi (extra-extra-high) ~480dpi xxxhdpi (extra-extra-extra-high) ~640dpi It could be that it is a 5.2 inch device since that is what the new Moto X is and usually the nexus device follows a similar device by the same manufacturer in its features. Honestly, a 5.9 inch device would be kind of big even for a phablet so here is to hoping it is smaller than that.
posted on Oct 09, 2014, 3:13 AM 0
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Aren't DPI and PPI interchangeable when we're talking about display density since the only output is via pixels which represent a dot (each) essentially? This is not a printed photo DPI and PPI where the confusion arrises. 150 PPI photo can be printed on a printer with 1200 DPI but still it's a 150 PPI picture. This cannot be replicated on a display.
posted on Oct 09, 2014, 4:18 AM 1
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In pictures you are right, but Google has some "standard" dpis so the OS and the applications don't look weird, Then they are escaled from that standard ones to the real resolution. Therefore there can be some differences. "The Android system helps your application achieve density independence in two ways: The system scales dp units as appropriate for the current screen density The system scales drawable resources to the appropriate size, based on the current screen density, if necessary" Source:http://developer.android.com/g
posted on Oct 09, 2014, 6:49 AM 0
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If you're rooted you can change your DPI with an app like Texrdoider or by modifying the build.prop file. Basically, it's like your 1080P TV playing a 720P movie full screen or changing the resolution on your computer monitor. The resolution dimensions change, but it's still the same number of actually pixels.
posted on Oct 09, 2014, 6:58 AM 1
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Thanks you for the confirmation. I am really wanting the Google Nexus X or 6 to have the 1440p 5.9" screen. This phone is going to be so freaking sweet. I REALLY can't wait to actually SEE this device. Android L is going to be awesome & from what I hear the camera should also be very, very good. For me this year it's either going to be the Google Nexus X/6, or the Sony Xperia Z3. To me those are the 2 most complete & unique phones of 2014. To me the Note 4 is too similar to the Note 3, so that is why I am skipping it this year. The Note 5 should be insanely bananas next year though.
posted on Oct 09, 2014, 7:58 AM 0
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DPI refers to printing and PPI deals with screens and monitors. Period. People and manufacturers(eg apple) have often misused DPI when they refer to the sub pixels which is just a misleading marketing boast.
posted on Oct 10, 2014, 8:40 AM 0
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You only get 23 GB of 32 GB? 9 GB for the OS?
posted on Oct 09, 2014, 3:30 AM 0
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posted on Oct 09, 2014, 4:22 AM 0
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Next year will get snapdragons 64 bits quad then octo 64 bits.. hopefully get wireless charging with it too.. my friends that work at Qualcomm are working hard on that.. they have quadcore 64bit ready and was going to be on the Note 4.. so next year will see 64 bit dragon on more high flagship devices. .
posted on Oct 09, 2014, 9:40 AM 0
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Great comments guys.....but my opinion is that 5.2" will be a success.....5.9" will be a failure as it will be inconvinient.....size does not always matters :-)
posted on Oct 09, 2014, 4:27 AM 0
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by simple math we can define that the screen size = 5.2" x=sqrt(1440^2 + 2560^2) = 2937 PPI = 2937/5.2 = 564
posted on Oct 09, 2014, 7:08 AM 1
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