Nexus 6 might come with a fingerprint sensor, to be based on LG G3?

Google might be planning to pull the plug on its Nexus family of devices, but not until it releases its 2014 Nexus smartphone model, according to insider information coming through Greek blog Android Geeks. Google is allegedly planning on releasing a new Nexus phone made in collaboration with LG, and that device is said to be largely based on the yet unofficial LG G3. Moreover, Google is allegedly in talks with Asian fingerprint sensor manufacturers, which could be taken as a hint that a possible Nexus 6 (that name is not confirmed, of course) would come with a fingerprint reader.

The LG G3, on its part, is said to be LG’s new flagship to-be, rumored to come with a 5.5-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440-pixel) display, and a design similar to that of the G2, with buttons on the back. We’ve already seen the first leaked images and design mockups from different sources, and the fact that they all draw the same picture of the G3 is telling.

Android Geeks tells us that Google, however, might not like the idea of releasing such a large, 5.5-inch device, and might instead go for a Nexus 6 with a 5.2-inch Quad HD display. And this is where it all seems to start falling apart simply because we have not yet seen any display maker unveil a 5.2-inch Quad HD panel - the smallest display panel featuring that new high resolution measures 5.46 inches and is made by JDI.

The Greek blog also speculates that the Nexus 6 - with its smaller footprint - might have its finger reader on the front of the phone. It has summed up its expectations for the upcoming new Nexus in a concept mockup that you can see right below.

In terms of specs, the Nexus 6 is said to arrive with a Snapdragon 805 system chip with a 2.7GHz quad-core Krait 450 processor, and Adreno 420 graphics. It is also said to feature 3GB of RAM and models with 16GB or 32GB of internal storage.

All in all, while some things like the 5.2” Quad HD display of a supposed Nexus 6 seem to be on the speculative end, we would not be all that surprised if Google indeed bases a new Nexus smartphone on the LG G3. After all, it’s already done this with the Nexus 5. What do you think: will the Nexus 6 look like this and are you looking forward to it?




29. hiteshjaina

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

This is not the new news i heard it in and they also mention the reason behind this.

26. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

Slap this batt in >>> or tell Phillips to teach LG the how to then boom iPhone 6 will need more than a thousand prayers out of that iCult church to stop the last Nexus' surefire domination. ..yeah ran out of caffeine ppl sry about that..

23. express77 unregistered

Please don't make it more bigger.

22. MobileNico

Posts: 96; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

boosook made a really good point. Google needn't focus so much on specs and instead should focus on the user experience. They had a magnificent device in the Moto X, as it really won in real-life performance while not necessarily wowing people on paper. The Nexus 5 is a great device, but battery life issues have held it back from really being as awesome as it should be. They are the only company that seems to realize user experience is paramount. Most people just want a phone that works. All the time. A Nexus 6 device should build upon this principle and perhaps be more conservative spec-wise in lieu of reliable and robust real-life performance. The Moto X+1 will surely be doing just that. Hopefully the N6 follows suit.

21. shamatuu

Posts: 159; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

Good specs i just hope the battery is big unlike the current one. Really hope its true.

20. tokuzumi

Posts: 2038; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Just don't make the nexus any larger than the current one. It would be better if it was a little smaller than the 5. Not sure if the phone should have a 4K screen. Not sure what the benefit would be at this time. Not saying it shouldn't, but I just don't know what the difference would be on a ~5" screen.

19. DocOc

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

At this point, it doesn't matter who makes it. All the major companies (Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony) are pretty comparable in what they can deliver. The important thing is the specs...WOW! This will be an awesome phone no matter who makes it. Given those specs, it seems to be the clear winner for me. Better specs and less expensive than all the other flagships. Can't wait till its release.

17. antonioli

Posts: 200; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

Very good for me. The point that I don't understand is the Snapdragon 805. It's strange because G3 was speculated to have a 801. I prefer to be wrong and that G3 leads the way to 805.

11. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Myself would prefer it had at least the S805, but also hold hope for a S810 making it into it as well. The beginning of October is a long ways away.

10. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014


28. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014


9. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Fingerprint scanners should be a standard on smartphones, at least when they are implemented well. I no longer type in a passcode on my 5s. Sometimes I catch myself holding down the home button on my ipad more often than not :S. People won't have to peep over your shoulder when you type in you passcode too :P

15. engineer-1701d unregistered

they sould but also have a heat sensor built in so it knows that its your thumb so if you have gloves on you press it goes to password or pattern first. finger print scanners have come along way since the motorola singer print scanner after years of not using them due to failure from to much use and no real updates apple did good at buying the finger print scanner company when it did, now everyone in the world thinks apple was the first phone with finger print unlock on it.

8. surethom

Posts: 1780; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Just keep the physical dimensions the same No bigger. Bigger battery with wireless charging again. Also a bigger megapixel camera 10 or 12 megapixel so we can have a 8ish megapixel widescreen option.

6. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

The Nexus 5 is a very well balanced phone. Keep everything except the same except upgrade the processor to a Qualcomm 801 processor, add improved headphone output voltage/quality, and a larger battery. And keep the price the same.

5. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Just keep the full HD 5'' screen... really, we don't need to go any turther. Pay attention to things that matter: the camera, a bigger battery, better build quality, microphones that can withstand the audio level of a concert, possibly stereo recording, add OTG support, support for external microphones (see Sony), stereo speakers... there are so many things to do besides the size of the display or the speed of the processor. Google is the only one that can build the anti-iphone... i.e. a phone easy to use and fast and smooth like the Nexus 5, that simply works. They almost did it with the Moto X...

27. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

Thumb this ^^^ up people. Most sensible comment on this yet.

3. twens

Posts: 1195; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Is it me or LG really knows how to shrink bezels on phones. The design is so cool. S4 wasn't bad when it comes t bezels. I thought sammy was going to improve on that side also. Well, I wish they could ignore water resistance and give us a big note 4 in a slim body.

7. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Small bezels and water resistance haven't gone hand in hand yet. Though, the S5 does have smaller dimensions in every way compared to the Xperia Z1 even with it's bigger screen. So it's a start. Maybe in 2 years we'll get bezeless and waterproof.

14. engineer-1701d unregistered

you dont want bezeless because the software cant distinguish if your hand is touch the side of the screen and the mid its so stupid to think of having a phone with no bezel how are you going to hold it without touching the side screen, wow i thought tech people on this site would be smarter, guess not

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Just release the exact same copy (minus the volume rocker at the back) as LG G3 and it will be a perfect phone. No screwing up the battery this time LG !

1. cGmC11

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

HTC One M8 based please!

4. Retro-touch unregistered

Yeah as if anyone would wanna buy a crappy 4MP camera phone that takes great selfies, not to mention the gigantic bezels. LG is fine with me or even give Sony a chance

13. engineer-1701d unregistered

sony look so blaaaa no design and lg just look stupid and the finger crap on the back hard to reach in wrong location just stupid, m8 giant bezel as you call it is to hide electronics for signal and amps for sound they did screw up and shot them self in the foot with the 4 mp camera and made it to tall thats why i dont buy it i coworker does he is in love with it.

12. saenaedewe

Posts: 72; Member since: May 01, 2013

No way man... HTC One M8 has an outdated specs!

24. TheRequiem

Posts: 245; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Not really... It's the most top of the line android, just like the z2 and galaxy s5...

16. TGreg104

Posts: 38; Member since: Jun 14, 2011

I want Lenovo to make it. That'd be swell

18. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

We want Sony dude. Nexus Z......

25. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Why not iphone6 based nexus6? come on, give an apple a chance or to orang or to a banana :p

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