According to Nine to Five the Nexus 5 will extend the screen up to a 5.2in diagonal, but the Nexus 6 will arrive with a huge 5.92in display.
The handset, codenamed ‘Shamu’, will be based on the second generation Moto X, with a few minor tweaks to make it easier to use given the larger screen. The volume and power buttons would be moved further towards the centre of the side of the handset, but the overall design would remain the same. That means it will have an aluminium outer frame, curved rear and forward-facing speakers.
The 2,560×1,440 resolution display will have a pixel density of 498ppi. Under the bonnet is a 2.6GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.
The rear-facing camera will reportedly use a 13-megapixel sensor and the ring flash first seen on the new Moto X. It should also use a 3,200mAh battery.
The new handset will run Android L, presumably in 64-bit mode.
It will be the first time Google has tried to release two smartphones simultaneously and the Tame Apple Press claims that it is just copying Apple’s move. After all Apple was the first to introduce phablets wasn’t it? A 5.92in screen would make the Nexus 6 one of the largest mainstream handsets around.