For the last couple weeks, we’ve been bouncing around this idea of a Motorola-made Nexus 6(codenamed Shamu), and one that could be significantly larger than either the Nexus 4 or Nexus 5, moving all the way up to a solidly phablet-sized 5.9-inch display. At least, that’s what we’ve been hearing, though there hasn’t been much in the way evidence – reliable or not – to back that claim up. Today, we finally see a clear description of this hardware, but if these new details are to be trusted, it doesn’t look like Shamu will be a whale of a phone, at all.
Remember those GFXBench figures we looked at yesterday? The ones that only offered performance data, but no real specs? The listing has since been updated with device info, and according to what’s reported there, the Nexus 6 could get a 5.2-inch quad HD 2560 x 1440 panel.
While the SoC isn’t spelled-out, the presence of an Adreno 420 GPU implies a Snapdragon 805. Other details include 3GB of RAM, what looks like 32GB of storage, a 12MP main camera, and a 2MP front-facer. Unsurprisingly, the software reports running Android L.
Well, that sounds a heck of a lot more like a Nexus phone than what we had to go on before. Then again, benchmark reports aren’t necessarily the most trustworthy, and all this data arriving after the performance info was published is a little suspect. That said, none of this suggests that these specs are necessarily wrong. We just may need a little more to be convinced.