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Google Nexus 6 release date, features, specs and more

WASHINGTON: As Google eyeing to launch Google Nexus 6, now new report recons that the device will be an inch bigger than its predecessor.

The Motorola “Shamu,” which sources have said is the code name for the next Nexus phone, appeared on GFXBench in the results for a single test.

The site’s Manhattan test placed the Shamu about on par with the Samsung Galaxy S5, the Sony Xperia Z2, the OnePlus One, and the HTC One (M8) in terms of GPU power.

Based on its performance relative to these devices TechTastic reckons the Nexus 6 will sport a 1080p display and a Snapdragon 801 chipset, unsurprising specs for a high-end handset and probably a safe bet.

When word of the Motorola Shamu leaked in late July sources said it has a massive 5.9-inch screen, pushing it past the phablet category and closer to being a true whale.

These sources also claimed the Shamu has a fingerprint scanner, much like the Nexus 6 is rumored to have.

They added that the code-named Nexus 6 will arrive in November, and Google already confirmed that a new Nexus device is indeed on its way this year.

If these rumors pan out the Nexus 6 will surely help usher in the age of Android L.

With the Nexus 6 intro schedule seemingly settled, Google can then focus on the more essential things packing its signature phone with the insane features that would make it a worthy opponent of the iPhone 6 and the Galaxy S5.

The guesswork makes sense as 2K is becoming the smartphone screen standard beginning in 2014. The Galaxy S5 is whispered to deliver the same screen attribute and so is the iPhone 6. To attract attention, Google will need to match such superlatives.

And despite these insanely great features residing on the Nexus 6 on release date, Android watchers believe that the handset will remain affordable – pretty much reflecting the price tags carried by the Nexus 5, which should make the vanilla Android phone all the more irresistible.