Google is expected to launch a budget Nexus smartphone to rival the extremely successful Moto G.
The latest rumour coming out of Taiwanese supply chains is that Google is gearing up to launch a budget smartphone alongside the follow on to the Google Nexus 5.
According to Chinese website dedicated to MediaTek news, Google has teamed up with MediaTek to build and launch a smartphone for less than $100 (£60).
This would not only undercut the £99 8GB Moto G model, but could give it a run for its money if Google kits it out with some decent hardware.
The mid-range device would apparently make use of MediaTek’s low-cost processors, potentially meaning the device will feature a quad-core processor despite its budget price tag.
The sources suggest this device would be launched alongside the Nexus 6 2014 flagship rather than replace it, offering a more wallet-friendly option for those with more conservative budgets.
The latest rumours tip the Nexus 6 to feature a 5.5-inch QHD 2560 x 1440p display with a 534ppi image density.
It is also expected to run on an 64bit eight-core MediaTek processor and come with IP67 water and dust resistant certification.
Similar to the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the iPhone 5S, the Nexus 6 will supposedly have a fingerprint scanner inbuilt somewhere when it is launched later this year.
The Nexus 6 is expected to be manufactured by LG like the Nexus 5 and Google Nexus 4 and should hopefully follow the tradition of featuring a fairly reasonable, Google subsidised price tag.
However, with such impressive specs, it would be pretty amazing to see the Google Nexus 6 be as low-cost as the the current Nexus 5, which costs £299 for the 16GB model.
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