Google and Motorola are said to be working together to come up with a new device that would take over the popular Nexus 5. While the past two Nexus models were built by LG, rumor has it that the upcoming device will be a massive 5.9 inch Motorola Nexus.
If Google's Nexus 5 had been nicknamed as "Hammerhead," the new Nexus 6 is rumored to be codenamed as "Shamu" which is inspired by the killer whale.
Apart from the leaks suggesting that the new device is the Motorola Nexus, the benchmark results have revealed some interesting details of what can be expected from the next iteration of Nexus devices.
The benchmark results suggest that the new Motorola device will have a 5.2-inch Quad-HD display with 2560 x 1440 resolution. Other features might include a 2.6 GHz Snapdragon 805 Quad-core processor; a RAM of 3GB; internal memory storage of 32GB; a rear camera of 13 mp which can handle 4K video; a front shutter of 2.1 mp; various connectivity features such as WiFi, NFC, GPS, and Bluetooth; and Android L.
The performance stats show that the Motorola Nexus is tailing closely behind the ZTE Grand S II LTE. The top placers are HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S5 Active.
It should be noted that the benchmark leaks only provide us with the details of what's inside the smartphone. They don't really show the device's physical attributes.
It is interesting to note that the Motorola Nexus has performed better than the LG G3. The latter's poor performance may be caused by its large display which had required the smartphone to power more pixels. With the Nexus 6' improved Snapdragon 805 and Android L feature, it has the capacity to become a superbly powerful and fast smartphone that users will surely love.
The other devices that seemed to have eaten the dust left by the Motorola Nexus would include OnePlus One, Oppo Find 7 X9007, and Sony D6603.
The GFXBenchmark tests show that the upcoming Motorola Nexus will have internal hardware that almost parallels those that come from Samsung Galaxy S5, OnePlus One, Sony Xperia Z2, and HTC One M8. Notice how all these smartphones have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset and 1080p displays. The Motorola Nexus scored closely to all of these smartphones. Google could also decide on using Nvidia's Tegra K1 chipset in its 2014 lineup of the Nexus. In the recently concluded Google I/O conference in July, Google officials had referred to the Tegra K1 several times.