Motorola Shamu, aka Nexus 6, has been speculated over the net for months, and just right now we got new pics surfacing online that unveil the Motorola Shamu strongly resembling the 2nd generation Moto X in terms of the body design. The leaks also confirm our assumptions about the device’s 5.9-inch massive screen. The new Motorola’s device is reported to be announced officially next month with selling starting in November.
Motorola Shamu / Nexus 6 Android L Phablet
The Motorola Shamu or Nexus 6 if you prefer (though there is still no official confirmation on the Shamu and Nexus 6 connection), is notably known for its extra large display, which made the device subject of numerous rumors.
Just two days ago, we discussed its measures sized up with the Moto X and Moto G, the handset looked impressive in comparison with 5-inch or 5.2-inch screens of the latter devices, so we assumed that the Shamu’s display must be at least 5.6 or 5.9-inch one. And it turned out that we were almost right. Almost, since the Motorola Shamu’s quad HD screen is even bigger and measures 5.92-inch diagonally. Furthermore, the display is said to feature a pixel density of 498p. These parameters will definitely locate it in the phablet territory.
Apart of the colossal display, the new Motorola Shamu is nothing more but the “scaled up” version of the released recently Moto X. The leaked renders show similar camera setup, including dual-flash and the dimple that looks like the Moto logo set on the back (though some suggest it may be a fingerprint scanner). The only visual difference may be observed in the volume rocker and the power or lock keys being moved down allegedly to make working on such a large display more convenient.
Although there is no Nexus branding visible on the images, we should remember that the leaked materials aren’t the completely finalized design. We can be pretty sure that the final product will be labeled with the Nexus tag.
Moving on the specs sheet, the Motorola Shamu is reported to house the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB of built-in storage.
Speaking of optics, the device will sport two cameras, the 13-megapixel main shooter capable of recording 4K videos and the front-facing 2-megapixel sensor, another thing that makes the handset strongly resembling the Moto 2014. You have probably noticed that these specs are also very similar to those featured by another Motorola’s smartphone, the Droid Turbo or Quark that is expected to be launch by Verizon any day now, perhaps the phone is also a design inspiration for the Shamu’s creators.
Additionally, the going on sale this November phablet is reported to be launched with pre-installed Android L and to be powered by a 3,200 mAh battery.