Google will announce a huge 5.9-inch Nexus 6 smartphone this month, and it will be produced by Motorola, a company formerly owned by the search giant.
Internally codenamed Shamu - after a killer whale famously captured and employed at SeaWorld in the 1960s - the phone is expected to see Google enter the popular phablet market, for phones with screen larger than five inches.
The sector is currently dominated by the Samsung Galaxy Note series which, as it approaches its fourth generation, has a 5.7-inch display; the new iPhone 6 Plus marks Apple’s first tentative steps into the phablet market and measures 5.5 inches, the same as the LG G3.
It has been previously reported that the Nexus 6 will have a QHD resolution of 1440 x 2560 - the same as the LG G3 and new Motorola Moto X, and twice that of the Samsung, iPhone and all other Full-HD handsets.
The phone is also expected to have a 13-megapixel rear camera, 4K video recording capabilities, and will be powered by the new Snapdragon 805 processor with 3GB of RAM.
We expect to see the Nexus 6 be announced alongside a Nexus 9 tablet - expected to be manufactured by HTC - and Android L, Google’s newest mobile operating system. It is thought Google could announce the new products on 16 October, the same day Apple is hosting a media event where it is tipped to announce new iPads and iMacs.
Source: Wall Street Journal