WSJ: Google's 5.9-inch Motorola-made Nexus will be launched this month

WSJ: Google's 5.9-inch Motorola-made Nexus will be launched this month
The Wall Street Journal today is reporting that Google will launch a 5.9-inch Nexus smartphone sometime later this month. Of course, this is what we’ve been hearing for quite a while now, so the report is far from being surprising - but it’s still good to see more reliable sources confirming the arrival of a new Nexus.

As mentioned many times before, the upcoming device - codenamed Shamu - is manufactured by Motorola, and will be the most advanced Nexus handset yet. Its 5.9-inch display will have 1440 x 2560 pixels, while other features should include a quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 12 MP rear camera, and a 3200 mAh battery.

The WSJ has it that Google also plans to launch the latest version of Android - Android L - at the same time with the new Nexus (which, by the way, might look like the device seen above next to the Apple iPhone 6 Plus). Back in August, we told you that the name of the new smartphone would be Nexus X, not Nexus 6, but it remains to be seen if that’s the case.

It’s not clear exactly when Google will unveil the 5.9-inch Nexus, but we heard that it may happen on October 15, or October 16 (that’s next week!). Prices for the handset may start at $419. We'll be here to let you know more about this as soon as new details are available.

Related phones

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


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