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Nexus 6 render leaked ahead of launch

Google and Motorola’s upcoming smartphone, the Nexus 6, has just been given another early debut courtesy of a familiar Twitter-based tipster.
 
We’ve already seen several renders of the highly anticipated handset, and this latest mock-up seems to corroborate previously leaked design choices.
 
For starters, the screen is huge – the Nexus 6 is rumoured to tout a 5.9-in screen, and the sized-up handset pictured seems to gel with this info.
 
It’s also expected to sport a very similar shape to the Moto X – largely a result of Motorola’s design input – which, again, checks out with this image.
 
Prolific leaker Evan Blass, a.k.a Evleaks, posted the image with a note: “What a depressing few days. I remember 1 thing that used to make me feel better, tho.”
 
He also uploaded the image without his usual ‘@evleaks’ watermark, writing “no mark in deference to Nexus.”
 
The device appears to be running Android L, Google’s fast-approaching mobile OS upgrade expected to launch later this month.
 
The ‘L’-tagged software proffers Google’s material design style, which seeks a flatter, simpler aesthetic.
 
We’re still not sure what ‘L’ actually stands for, with the most likely moniker candidates being Lollipop or Licorice.

The iPhone 6 rivalling Nexus 6 is expected to launch alongside Android L sometime in October, replacing the Nexus 5 as Google’s flagship smartphone.
 
Whispered specs include a Snapdragon 805 processor clocked at 2.65GHz, a 2560 x 1440 resolution, and a sizeable 3200mAh li-ion battery. If accurate, this specs sheet would see the handset go head-to-head with the similarly endowed Galaxy Note 4.
 
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