Google’s next-gen smartphone appears to have been given a premature outing, as leaked GFXBenchmark results tease claimed Nexus 6 specs.
Leaked under the moniker of the Motorola Shamu, a codename previously linked with the Nexus 6, the eagerly awaited Nexus 5 follow-on has popped up, with a promising array of innards hinted at.
Although the Nexus 6 specs aren’t specifically listed, the handset has been benchmarked alongside a mass of rival Full HD, Snapdragon 801 powered devices.
With the Nexus 5 having been bestowed with a 5-inch, 1080p Full HD display and a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, the Nexus 6 looks set to be an incremental but nonetheless promising update on its predecessor.
Although it had been suggested the handset could be handed a 2560 x 1440p QHD display similar to that on the LG G3, this now appears extremely unlikely to be the case.
Further Nexus 6 rumours have recently claimed the handset will land alongside the heavily tipped Nexus 8 tablet as one of the launch devices for the new Android L operating system.
With past Nexus handsets having been unveiled in October ahead of a November release, it looks likely that the Nexus 6 will follow suit.
Having partnered with LG on both the Nexus 4 and 5, it is widely expected that Google will shift allegiances to Motorola, a company it until recently owned, for the next Nexus smartphone.
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