Mock-ups of Motorola’s ‘Shamu’ (Nexus 6) device show off how big it might be

There have been plenty of rumours surrounding Motorola’s mysterious new phone code-named ‘Shamu’. Some say it’s the next Nexus phone, others say it’s something else entirely. These mock-ups (below), if real, come from 9to5Google and apparently show off the device and seemingly corroborate the idea that Shamu is the new Nexus.

9t05Google says that it has learnt that the device will have a 5.92-inch QHD display with 498 ppi, a 3,200 mAh battery, a 13MP rear camera that is capable of shooting 4K video, a 2MP front camera that’s identical to the one found in the new Moto X, a Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and a 64-bit version of Android L (obviously).

For all intents and purposes, this device is a scaled-up version of the new Moto X with a few minor design changes like lowered volume buttons to accommodate the device’s size. If it is indeed a larger version of the phone, then it’s likely that Shamu will not have microSD expansion. That’s a shame considering the mere 32GB it has of internal storage.

What doesn’t seem to be mentioned are the rumours of a 5.2-inch device that have popped up on benchmark sites over the past few months. It could well be that the new Nexus will be available in different sizes much like the iPhone 6. Whether that will come to pass, or if those smaller devices were just prototypes, are just something we’ll have to wait to find out.

The Nexus 6 is rumoured to be announced at the end of October with a release soon after.

Tom Pritchard

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