Motorola Shamu splashes down in India; not a Sea World in sight


If you're a regular PhoneArena reader, you've seen us discuss an unreleased phone from Motorola code named Shamu. This could be the Nexus 6, or it could be an Android Silver device. No matter how you slice it, the specs point to a top-shelf model with a 1440 x 2560 display, a quad-core Snapdragon 805 CPU and an Adreno 420 handling the graphics. The phone apparently will sport a pair of stereo speakers on front, a 13MP rear camera and a 2.1MP front-facing shooter. Some of the specs from various leaks don't match up, which makes us anxious for some more solid information.

What we have for you today, is a chart from Zauba. This is the website that details import and export information for India. And as we can see on the chart, back on August 20th, a pair of Motorola Shamu protoypes were imported into India for demo purposes. The information also revealed a model number for the device, the Motorola XT1112.

According to the site, each Shamu handset has a declared value of $578 USD (34,982 Rupees). Hopefully, whatever Motorola is doing with the handsets in India, is a task successfully completed. This way, the handset moves to the next step it needs to complete before it gets unveiled. By the way, we should point out that the phones were sent to India from the U.S.

source: Zauba

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Nexus 6
  • 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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25 Comments

1. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

The remainder of 2014 is going to be quite interesting. I'm not sure what is at the top of my personal phone list now. One of these: Nexus 5 2014/Nexus 6, Sony Z3 Compact, Note 4.

16. Jishnusur

Posts: 173; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

Well It says INR 34000 which is approximately around USD575.

17. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

That is declared value, not suggested retail cost. In the US, I would guess the Z3 Compact should be around $600 retail, the Note 4 around $800, and about $400 for the new Nexus.

2. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

I believe shamu killed one o its keepers

9. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I hope Moto knows not to keep killer whales like Shamu in captivity... that is what make them hurt/kill their jailers.

3. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I'm really not interested in this device if it's going to be 5.9"...

23. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Sucks for you! There will be plenty of us more than happy to rock that phone at 5.9".

4. nothingmuch

Posts: 201; Member since: May 03, 2013

Im really interested in this device if it's going to be 5.9"...

18. LoveHater

Posts: 234; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

I'm really not interested in this device if it's going to be 5.9"...

24. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

It will be massive Motorola Nexus bliss!

5. g2a5b0e unregistered

I'm really not interested in hearing about how people aren't interested in this device if it's going to be 5.9". If you're not interested, then move along. I'm sure you can find this things you are interested in to comment on on this site. If there was any confusion whatsoever, this comment is directed squarely at comment #3.

6. hurrycanger

Posts: 1759; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I'm not really interested in hearing about how people aren't interested in hearing about how people aren't interested in this device if it's going to be 5.9". Come on, man. We are not that 100% sure yet that the device is gonna be 5.9". So there could still be a chance the device comes with a smaller screen, which he may be interested in. So yea, he doesn't really have to find something else because this Shamu is not yet that device he's not interested in. xD

13. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

"If you're not interested, then move along. I'm sure you can find this things you are interested in to comment on on this site." Wait, what!? I mean isn't that the purpose of comments section? To express our thoughts on the article or particular device? Also if you aren't interested in reading other's comments them here's a trick- simply don't read them- MAGIC!!

20. g2a5b0e unregistered

Wow, man. Such an insightful comment. Thank you for that. The point is that coming to a comments section just to say you're not interested in a device adds absolutely nothing to the conversation. You might as well have just said nothing. But, I wouldn't expect you, someone who has posted over 3000 comments in 6 months, to know anything about making comments that matter.

7. nothingmuch

Posts: 201; Member since: May 03, 2013

Interesting comments here ;))

8. rajasasuke

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 19, 2014

If this price released above is correct and motorola released(obivously in flipkart). then they have an edge over samsungs and lg already released the lg g3

10. hellfire

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 23, 2014

Interesting people here

11. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

That's a beast phone! But still Motn X+1 for me :p

14. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

*Moto :p

15. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

*Motonovo ? :)

12. Enddo

Posts: 53; Member since: May 26, 2014

Why do people still look to Zauba as a legit source for leaks? Who the hell labels an imported package of an unannounced shipment as 'shamu phones'?!?!?!?!?

19. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I doubt this is Nexus, being sent out now? No way.

21. ultrasound

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 29, 2014

What if we've mistaken this for the Samsung Galaxy note 4.

22. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

What are you smoking? I want one.

25. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

This keeps getting better and better I see that there is a possiblity of dual speakers so, and Android L STRAIGHT UP NO BLOAT AND A LARGE SCREEN THAT IS NOTE SIZE.....SIGN ME UP! MAN i WILL WAIT FOR THIS TO DROP TO CHOOSE NOW....THIS OR THE NOTE! IF THE SCREEN SIZE IS NOTE SIZED THEN FOR THE STRAIGHT UP ANDROID L I AM ALL IN!

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