Motorola might be prepping a Nexus 6-like DROID phablet with Snapdragon 810 and 4GB RAM for 2015

The Google Nexus 6 was arguably the best parting gift Motorola could have given to Google prior to officially becoming part of Lenovo. Despite the fact that many users criticized this device as being "rushed" to the market, having certain flaws, and bearing a "non-Nexus", the 6-inch, Snapdragon 805-equipped Nexus behemoth resides near the very top of the smartphone market, both specs- and size-wise. 

Shortly after it arrived, though, Motorola released its latest beast, the intriguing Motorola DROID Turbo, which packed almost the same specs in a way more compact body. Still, the latest round of rumors regarding Lenovo's newest acquisition is that Motorola might be working on a Nexus 6-like device.

Yep, the rumor mill never sleeps, and if it is to be believed, a new Motorola DROID phablet might be coming to town next year. Reportedly, a Motorola insider has spilled the beans about this handset. As per the alleged rumors, it will employ the physical construction of the Nexus 6, but will pack more powerful hardware than the latest stock Android gladiator of Google. Thus, it is rumored to come with a 5.9-inch display (most probably a Quad HD one), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset (more power-laden than the Snapdragon 805 in the Nexus 6), and the sizeable amount of 4GB of RAM, which will "showcase" the 64-bit functionality of Qualcomm's upcoming SoC.

If the rumors are to be believed, this Motorola alternative of the Google Nexus 6 will see the light of day mid-2015. As usual, this rumor should be taken with the FDA-advised amount of sodium chloride. 

Thanks for the tip, anonymous user!

source: DROID Forums

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Nexus 6
  • Display 6.0 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB,
  • Battery 3220 mAh
  • OS Android 7.1 Nougat
  • Display 5.2 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB,
  • Battery 3900 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow



18. alouden unregistered

If it is to be a DROID, does that not mean limited to Verizon in the US?

22. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

It would be exclusive to Verizon if it carries Droid name. Top line of moto phone mostly go with Verizon and the half bottle of water phone globally.

17. DroidMystic

Posts: 94; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

With all the hater on Motorola Nexus 6 phone, Nexus 6 have good camera, more than average screen display 493ppi, very nice CPU Snapdragon 805, 3Gb ram, Nano coating water repellent, dual speakers front, . It's in the 5 top best phone 2014. Even if for me it is the top number 1 as I love stock Android phone.

21. Orion78

Posts: 238; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Exactly!! This place is overrun by Samesung worshipers.

28. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

My issues are its screen size and dim display, besides that it looks like an excellent device.

15. kkatis

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

Still no rumor about an international version of Moto Maxx??

13. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Now with a 6000 MaH battery?

7. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

Samsung supply last gen amoled to motorola, that's why nexus 6 has crappy display and battery life. Nexus 6 display is too crappy and too power hungry. i just hope that Motorola will ditch samsung's amoled for jdi's white magic oled. No need to pay a manufacturer if you can't get it's latest and greatest. And hopefully they will improve their camera also.

20. Orion78

Posts: 238; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Crappy display? Mine looks just fine.

23. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

You don't see any rainbow banding when you tilt your Nexus 6 and doesn't Nexus 6 white background looks super pinkish when you lower your display brightness?

27. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

So going by that, the galaxy S4 and Note 3 had crappy displays right?

29. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

Yes, galaxy S4 and Note 3 has crappy pentile matrix amoled display.

5. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

5.9inch screen ,no thanks...

14. Micah007

Posts: 266; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

Can I have yours?

4. Zero97

Posts: 37; Member since: May 15, 2014

I dont understand why there is a need for such advance processors (after sanpdragon 800). I mean every thing runs smoothly on snapdragon 800 device. Even why would someone need 4 GB ram on their mobile device. Its understandable to improve the display, camera, graphics, etc. but what is the need for that extra horsepower?

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Please bill gate ever said no body need more than an intel 386. Boy did he live to regret it. The truth is there never going to be enough. Not enough RAM; Not enough CPU and GPU power. If there is an affordable 16GB Ram phone in 2015. I will take it.

8. Zero97

Posts: 37; Member since: May 15, 2014

But everything is snappy now. People are constantly trying to design softwares in such a way that they use less power (kitkat was capable of running on 512mb ram); on the other hand we are just adding extra clock speed and ram which never fills up full.

11. vincelongman

Posts: 5836; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Just buy a 2015 mid range smartphone with 2013-2014 specs if you don't want newer specs Hopefully, the 2015 Moto G has the 615 (performs quite close to the 800) and the 2015 Moto E has the 410 IMO the 810 is need since its ARMv8 (for quick hardware encryption) and 64-bit (more efficient/memory) IMO 4GB is a good bonus, great for better multitasking, especially for windowed apps or split screen Also the 810 will be more efficient than the 801/805 due to the smaller process and newer architecture

3. Enddo

Posts: 53; Member since: May 26, 2014

I ignore all rumors about a smartphone with 4GB of RAM in 2015

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Nobody cares about the spec if the implementation is poor. Get a better Note 4 like Amoled, better battery management and a camera which is above average, for a change and not just upgrading the CPU and Ram.

9. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yeah, Note 4 is the best in this category, still options are better.

30. mas39

Posts: 80; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Wrong! the Sony Z Ultra is the best in this category, just cannot be beaten, it's a real beast a 6.4" and just cannot be beaten performance or specs wise and the Z4 U ltra when it appears in 2015 will be even better.

12. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

a lot of people don't want/like samsung phones , this is a great option for them.

25. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Read comment #24.

26. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

i will still buy this over note 4 . erica finds fault with all her devices.

19. Orion78

Posts: 238; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Dude, not everyone wants a damn Samsung. I'm glad there's other choices. Leave your fetish for the Note 4 somewhere else. Thanks.

24. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

If you use your brain and re-read my comment you'd realize it has nothing to do with Samsung. This phone has issues one can't deny it. Look at Erica Griffin's video how this phone has burn-in issues. Not to mention the inaccurate colors and dull display. The camera is also subpar to almost all the flagships out there ip6+, Note 4, Z3 or even Lg G3. The battery life is also nothing to ride home about for a battery size of 3900 mah. On gsmarena, it scored 90 hrs. On par with 3100mah of Z3 and 3200mah of Note 4 (which has bigger and brighter display then Droid). Just apply your brain logically, instead of labelling people as fanboys. All Motorola did was bump up the specs and didn't optimize the phone for it.

1. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Yall motherlovers need Jesus!

10. vuyonc

Posts: 1094; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Sorry sir/madam, smartphones are our religion. The power of pixel density compels us. ARMen.

16. Malcolm.Merlyn

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 28, 2014

Spammer detected. Nine1Sickness how about you go to 9gag instead? you'll find more people like yourself there.

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