‘Shamu’ may be ‘s giant Nexus phone

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 25 Sep 2014

So really is making a phone even larger than the ione 6 us Galaxy Note 4

9to5 says it confirmed that a Motorola-built phone code-named Shamu will be a super-sized version of the Moto X, rocking a 5.92-inch diagonal display with a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels. A nearly 6-inch screen will dwarf the leading phablets from Samsung Apple. Fortunately it has a 3,200-mAh battery to power that screen, according to the report. 

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y it matters: ablets were once outliers in the world of smartphones. en most models’ displays measured between 4 5 inches diagonally could fit comfortably in one h, phablets’ screens exceeded 5 inches demed two-fisted attention. 

‘s newest Nexus phone, typically held up as a benchmark of stock Android for all, takes a surprising risk in catering to such a specific market. Yet the move indicates that the Galaxy Note line, now the ione 6 us, have made the phablet a more viable option to customers who in the past might have blown it off as too unwieldy. 

Not one Nexus, but two? 

st in the hoopla over the forthcoming giant Nexus is the possibility that may be following Apple in releasing two devices, the other a more modest-sized phone. Hardware benchmarking site GFXch reported a mystery device with a 5.2-inch, 1440p display that could be a reworked version of the Moto X.

th a report dnesday that Android should hit by November 1, we shouldn’t have to wait long to learn whether this is a whale’s tale.

Update 2:30pm: An anonymous tipster posted the following photo in the comments of a couple of Android sites, claiming that this is the phone in question (left) compared to the already-large G3. If this is the case, then we can only assume that  must be working on two different sizes for Nexus devices, because this is just way. too. big.

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The supposed Nexus 6, or Nexus X “Shamu” device (left) next to an G3 (right).