New (and old) unofficial Nexus 6 renders give us a look to a Moto X-like device

New (and old) unofficial Nexus 6 renders give us a look to a Moto X-like device
Just like with the Nexus 5, we expect to witness a quiet launch for the Nexus 6 (aka Nexus X) by the end of October, just in time for Halloween. And like before, Google probably won't be making a big fuss about it -- they wouldn't want to upset its partners, after all.

We feel like we know quite a bit about the next Nexus device already. Obviously, nothing is yet set in stone (or in any way official), but that's how leaks and rumors usually go. In any case, right now the industry as a whole converges on their opinion that Motorola is the most likely candidate for the Nexus 6, which would put an end to LG's 2 year-long reign. According to various alleged insider sources, the new Nexus will look a lot alike to the 2014 edition of the Moto X, down to the massive Motorola logo on the back and the front-blasting speakers. Whether that will end up being the case remains to be seen, but we thought we'd pull together all the unofficial renders that we've come across during our day-to-day web wanderings so that you, too, can feel up to speed. 

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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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31 Comments

1. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

i think the older moto x design was better...

5. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

No it wasn't...

8. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

This huge motoroloa dimple makes it look odd...previous one was the right size

10. hurrycanger

Posts: 1755; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Yeah, this does seem too big (relatively to my finger, not to the huge phone itself). The dimple on the Moto X 2014 seems good to me though.

14. Malcolm.Merlyn

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 28, 2014

awesome! imma buy this $hit!!!

2. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Looks good. Just make it official google :)

3. Max_Boost

Posts: 101; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

But 5.9" inches though? Should've kept it to around S5 display size (5.1 or even better, 4.7-5) and keep the newest specs. That's even bigger than the Note 4.

4. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 913; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Is it to compete with the iphone 6 plus then and the Moto X to compete with the iphone 6?

6. Zylam

Posts: 1807; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Wow the white one looks incredible, daam if its that slim I don't even care about the ridiculous screen size, and it might get metal around the edges like the Moto X. I tried the iPhone 6 Plus in pocket and because of how slim Apple made it, the screen size doesn't effect normal everyday walking, might be a problem while biking and stuff but daam man look at that work of art. Come on google, blow everyone away.

18. Bjray

Posts: 199; Member since: May 29, 2014

It's been confirmed that it retained the metal band.

7. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

How good does render #5 look with the small dimple.

9. Valoni

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 11, 2013

5.9" is too big for smartphone, specs it's OK. I want maximum 5.2".

23. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

If they can pack 5.9" screen in the chassis size of the iPhone6 Plus.. I'm sold. I love my Note 2 and am ready for a Note 4.. and I think I can handle a little bitter chassis size to get the extra screen real estate. Moto does a good job with bezels.

11. zemunac

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

did anyone see the name of next android os on fifth picture? :)

12. Malhar

Posts: 49; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

I hope real one will b similar to fifth , because ring flash looks ugly

13. YourNickname

Posts: 127; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Picture 4 looks awesome. look at this thin beZels. Wouldn't mind 5.9" with beZels like that. and god i hope it comeswith wireless charging like mentioned in pic 5

15. toyboyz

Posts: 232; Member since: Jan 22, 2010

What a waste! Shaking my head

22. DocOc

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

What do you mean? How is it a waste?

16. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Does the Nexus 6 feature a notification led? Might be a small thing, but I rather like it.

19. Bjray

Posts: 199; Member since: May 29, 2014

Hopefully they somehow implemented a Moto Active Display like feature. It's not out of the realm of possibility, but sadly still not likely.

24. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

hmm.. if the phone does not have a notification LED, there is no way I'm buying it. That is a REQUIREMENT of any phone I buy.

25. Bjray

Posts: 199; Member since: May 29, 2014

You know... Notification LED's are kind of outdated now, apps that simulate Active Display are way more advanced than just blinking LED's. That's why even IF somehow the Nexus 6 doesn't have a notification LED, apps like AcDisplay will be great alternatives (amusing it's still using a AMOLED display).

26. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

They might be outdated, I like them. I find them useful and it's easy for me to see what kind of notification is waiting and if I should pick up my phone.

27. Bjray

Posts: 199; Member since: May 29, 2014

I respect that. I guess there a few scenarios where a bright LED would be seen more effectively in a quick glance.

17. Jermainesmit

Posts: 43; Member since: May 01, 2014

Also made a video with it :) /watch?v=zbPqU6n7CfY Thanks for sharing!!! :D

20. Bjray

Posts: 199; Member since: May 29, 2014

Render #4 seems the most likely because the Moto X (2014) also has the even top and bottom bezels. As for the side bezels; the leak from yesterday even while having a case still appears to have minimal bezel.

21. DocOc

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

Dang...it's a nice looking phone. I'm iffy about the big size, but it may be too good to pass up. I'm really hoping it gets Band 12 for TMO or at least the ability to get it with a software update. This is going to be hard to pass up. The Moto X is lightning fast and smooth and the Nexus is even better than that. If you are into stock Android, this is really the best. Anticipation is killing me.

28. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I love the Nexus series and they only thing keeping me from using as a daily driver is the smaller screen. Can't wait for this beast

29. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

Renders #6, #7 and #8 were ugly.

30. Jermainesmit

Posts: 43; Member since: May 01, 2014

Because?

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