For a mid-range smartphone series, Google's Nexus lineup sure elicits a lot of speculation and anticipation. The Nexus 5 arrived to blow our minds just last year, but now rumors are already swirling around the next Nexus: the Nexus 6.
A new report from Germany hints that LG will once again be tapped as the manufacturer behind Google's Nexus smartphone. LG made last year's Nexus 5 and the Nexus 4, too. So far, every time LG has made a Nexus smartphone for Google, it has been a huge hit with customers. The Nexus 5 famously sold out of the Google Play Store shortly after it was launched.
It looks like Google wants to repeat that success and will pass over other manufacturers yet again, preferring to stick with LG, if this latest report is to be believed. After all, don't fix what isn't broken, right?
At this point, we still know next to nothing about the Nexus 6, but there are a lot of rumors out there, which hint that the Nexus 6 will be a pretty awesome device - again.
In terms of form factor, the Nexus 6 is expected to be thinner and lighter with almost no bezels at all, giving it the much-sought after edge-to-edge display. Rumors regarding the display's size and resolution have been all over the place. Some reports even claim that the Nexus 6 will feature a Quad HD, 2K display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. The size of the display will supposedly be 5.2-inches.
However, given the fact that the Nexus smartphones are typically priced lower than the flagship devices made by other companies, a 2K display seems unlikely. Samsung didn't even put one on the Galaxy S5, so why should LG and Google do so with the Nexus 6? Of course, with Google, anything is possible, but it seems a little far-fetched.
As far as hardware and software go, rumors point to a 64-bit processor and a 16-megapixel back camera. The Nexus 6 will undoubtedly run the newest version of Android when it launches and that's all we know, or think we know.
The Nexus 6 release date is also shrouded in mystery. Google's Sundar Pichai stated that it won't arrive in the first half of 2014 and some reports hint that it might not even arrive by October. Needless to say, no one has any clue about when the Nexus 6 will be announced. Chances are we won't know too much about the device until right before it launches. Google loves to surprise us, so expect the Nexus 6 to be a real doozy.