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Nexus 6 specs look to be confirmed at last

Kris Carlon
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After a couple of slightly confusing claims lately that the Nexus 6 would be running a Snapdragon 801, a decidedly early-2014 processor, it looks like we now have some solid confirmation that it will indeed be running the Snapdragon 805 instead. We also seem to have a new screen size to consider as well...

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It looks like the Nexus 6 won't be all that much bigger than the Nexus 5. / © ANDROIDPIT

Benchmark results have appeared in both AnTuTu and GFXBench that both show a quad-core Snapdragon 805 clocked at 2649 MHz (2.65 GHz) and 3 GB of RAM – exactly what we have been expecting. Further than this, they both show a 5.2 inch QHD display, which is a bit of a surprise considering the cost-cutting that normally goes into Nexus devices. However, if the Nexus 6 is to be the showcase for Android 5.0, which will be pushing animations at 60 fps, then a chip that can support pushing pixels with the Adreno 420 GPU makes perfect sense. I for one would be happy to see the Nexus stay out of the phablet size range too, as previous rumors have indicated.

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Two benchmarks, mostly the same specs: the Nexus 6 is starting to take shape. / © AnTuTu/GFXBench

The benchmark results also show an improved camera, although the specs start to diverge a little here. The AnTuTu benchmark shows a 13 MP main camera and 2.1 MP front-facing camera, but the GFXBench results show a 12 MP camera and 2 MP selfie cam. The reason for this discrepancy could be different prototypes floating around, some rounding up or down or perhaps even an elaborate scam, but they seem plausible to me even if the exact details are a little uneven. Either way, it looks like the next Nexus is finally getting a more respectable camera resolution.

The interesting part of this is that the Snapdragon 805 is not a 64-bit chip, for that we'll have to wait for the Snapdragon 808. So the Nexus 6 won't be the ''real'' reference device for Android 5.0, which is, of course, all about 64-bit support - that honor will likely belong to the Nexus 9 with the Nvidia Tegra K1 Denver: the world's first 64-bit Android chip.

What do you think of these leaks? Do you believe these are the Nexus 6 specs?

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  • NiKo0LaZ 3 months ago Link

    yeah! 5.2 inch is perfect... waiting the price now

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  • Rui Costa 3 months ago Link

    Very, very nice news, 5,2 inch its ok for me and with Motorola building it defenetly will be my next phone, my wife will be happy with my nexus 5 :)

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    • NiKo0LaZ 3 months ago Link

      exactly the same :) my wife is waiting my nexus 5 since few month ago... she is with a HTC DESIRE X :'0 hahaha

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  • Rui Costa 3 months ago Link

    Mine will switch to android for good, she has a iphone 5 and she started to hate it since i bought the nexus 5 and let her have it for a week :)

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      Kris Carlon 3 months ago Link

      I'm impressed by how positive the response to 5.2 inches is compared to the pretty standard bad response to the 5.9 inch rumor. Let's cross our fingers things stay at 5.2

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      • Rui Costa 3 months ago Link

        I am hopping a 5.2 inches on a body the size of the Nexus 5, and since its Motorola ( since my first phone i always had Motorola until they stop selling them in Portugal ) i decided that i will get a Nexus 6 for me, but probably a 5.9 inches would freeze all my interest.

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  • Amat Mulisha 3 months ago Link

    Pretty cool, maybe this is my next choice. Excited

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  • mangesh 3 months ago Link

    5.2' is excellent.....nothing like that...imagine the DPI it will carry...can't wait now

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  • LoveHater 3 months ago Link

    But what still confusing me Different camera details ,,, one is pointing 12mp camera and other 13mp ..... By looking at current trend,, 13mp has better chance

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      Kris Carlon 3 months ago Link

      It may be as simple as rounding up/down: a 12.5 MP camera gets rounded up to 13 MP in one benchmark and down to 12 MP in another. But your guess is as good as mine.

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  • CJ Brown 3 months ago Link

    5 to 5.2 inch screen is big enough (doesn't need to be a phablet)

    13 megapixel camera / 5 mega pixel front camera would impress me (and 1080 HD video is fine with me)

    Rom , Processor, Ram are acceptable (assuming nothing changes what we assume it will have) and the 6 in Nexus6 could be the amount of processors?

    My questions are regarding construction (plastic that heals like an LG's, or metal body), battery size (needs better battery then Nexus5) , will it have Motorola's voice recognition (its awesome on the Moto X), 32gig / 64gig models (no 16gig please)

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      Kris Carlon 3 months ago Link

      I don't think Google (or Moto for that matter) would go with metal due to the costs involved, but Touchless Control/Always Listening is perfect for Nexus and Google Now. You're right on battery life though, even with the impressive results were already getting from Android L, a capacity bump to around 3,000 is essential.

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  • Richard Page 3 months ago Link

    I have like my LG G2 the is awesome......the new Nexus phone should have a 5.5 screen that would be nice.

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  • Andre Sinaga 3 months ago Link

    One question, does this phone is use a True HD-IPS+ Screen like G2 / G3?

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    • LoveHater 3 months ago Link

      Did u know that Nexus 5 although based on G2 and Nexus 4 on G ,, Google didn't use True HD-IPS tech ,, so whatever be the reason and whatever the tech used in Moto Shamu(on which Nexus 6 is based ) ,, google will keep it simple and no matter what result will be equally good ,,, 2 months to go

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  • NiKo0LaZ 3 months ago Link

    HDR : no ... HDR+ is a very nice tech. i hope it s only a prototype this benchmark

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  • Paisan NYC 3 months ago Link

    5.9 Phablet FTW!

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  • Randy Walsh 3 months ago Link

    If true this could be my next phone. But the big question is battery size.

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