Attention iPhoners: Google Getting Its Best Phablet On With Nexus 6 Launch This Month
The Nexus 6 will arrive with a 5.9-inch display, the biggest yet from Google (in a smartphone). It's also larger than the iPhone 6 Plus by 0.4 inches and even outsizes Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 by 0.2 inches. However, as we saw when comparing the iPhone 6 Plus to LG's G3, panel size is only part of the equation -- the G3 is noticeably smaller than the iPhone 6 Plus even though both sport 5.5-inch displays.
Motorola is in charge of manufacturing the Nexus 6. Previous rumors suggest it will feature a Quad HD 2560x1440 display (498 pixels per inch), 2.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 32GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, 3,200mAh battery, and Android L.
Is the world ready for a 5.9-inch phone? Well, in 2011, phablets comprised just 1 percent of global smartphone shipments, according to Strategy Analytics. This year they're expected to account for nearly a quarter of all smartphone shipments, so rolling the dice on a large size handset isn't as big of a gamble as it was just a few short years ago.