Google Nexus 6 launching in November with Android 4.5 lollipop?

We have been expecting the latest instalment of Google’s flagship Android Smartphone for some time now, but according to The Wall Street Journal, it looks like the latest Android handset will be release in November, with Google making the announcement of the smartphone in the coming weeks.

The Nexus 6, codenamed “Shamu” will reportedly come with a 5.9-inch high-resolution display and will be the first Phablet sized smartphone that comes with Google’s stock Nexus branding. Its pretty clear to see that the Phablet era of mobile phones is here to stay, and with Apple releasing the iPhone 6, it looks like Google are aiming to compete against Apples new large screened handset.

The WSJ reports that Google “hopes to deliver a Nexus phone that rivals the iPhone 6 Plus on display quality but at a lower price.”. One likely difference in the two handsets will be pricing, as the Nexus branded handsets often offer superior tech, with a much cheaper price tag.

Image Source: Nexus 6 / Nexus X (Formerly ‘Shamu’) Surfaces in New Leak (9to5 Google)

Reports state that the Nexus 6 should come in under £450 in the UK, which is still  £170 cheaper than the basic 16GB version of the iPhone 6 Plus, which comes with a 5.5inch display. Currently the nexus 5 sells in the UK for under £300, with the normal iPhone 6 selling for £539 at its cheapest.

Reports also state that Google may forgo the new Nexus’s 6 branding (to ovoid its obvious comparison to the iPhone 6) and go with the Nexus X name. This is also because the phone is largely based on the Moto X phone that was released recently.

Whilst the Nexus 6 is far from confirmed, its thought that the handset will come with the latest Android OS, possibly referred to as Lollipop, or just Android 4.5 OS.  Inside a Snapdragon 805 2.6GHz quad-core CPU with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, with SD expansion. Camera wise its thought to have a 13-megapixel rear camera will and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera .

Google tend to announce these handsets quickly and with little fuss, so a press event is expected soon.