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Report: Motorola Nexus Will Look Like the Whale Version of the Moto X

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According to the folks over at 9to5Google, they have information that confirms previous confirmations of previous confirmations that may or may not involve benchmarks on a potentially massive, whale-sized phone made by Motorola for Google that may or may not carry the Nexus brand. Follow that? Yeah, that’s what we are working with tonight. 

This report suggests that Motorola, as we have heard a handful of other times, has teamed up with Google to produce the “Shamu,” a 5.92-inch device that is deserving of its codename. The phone will essentially look like a blown-up version of the new Moto X, only the power and volume buttons will move down the side towards the middle to make for easier hot, press action. The 5.92-inch display will weigh in with a QHD resolution of 2560×1440. We could see a 3,200mAh battery, 13MP camera, Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB RAM, and 32GB of storage as well.

The 9to5Google crew offered up an in-house-made mock-up (pictured below), which is said to represent a device that may or may not have been seen by someone at some time. As you will see from the mock-up, the phone lacks Nexus and Motorola branding, so who knows what we are really dealing with here.

The name could be Nexus 6 or Nexus X, according to rumors. There also may be two models. Seriously, no one knows.



Via:  9to5Google

Cheers Nate, for the Shamu photo!

  • Daniel

    Is there a difference between this and the Quark?

  • Katherine

    Well, I hope Nexus 6 also become successful like its predecessor Nexus 5. I am using Nexus 5 from last 9 months and like its all specs and features. I even
    installed a wireless car charger dock to keep its 2300mAh battery fully charged while driving on the city road, expressways, and highways or across countryside.

  • Vishal Khedkar

    This is bad if this is the next one I’m waiting for… :/

  • Erstam

    I was against big phones this size, but I am willing ti give it a try. Especially if it means a much larger battery as well.

  • Sean

    Who are these people who think 32 GB is adequate? Gimme a SD card slot and I’ll agree. Gonna go tuck myself in for some sugarplum dreams now, g’nite.

  • IrishSid

    If true then I’m looking at my first nexus!

  • Roger W Turner

    I want it. Now. … Correction … I want it last week. … Correction. I demand. … THROWS TANTRUM.

  • Mickey A Valentine

    Better have 64gb and 128gb models with a phone that big >,>

  • AndrewScottRox

    Here comes all of the “I hope it will be on Verizon ” chatter.

  • droidrazredge

    The real question is will the Moto X Plus pass the bend test unlike the iPhone Plus /s. ????

  • Chris

    Hoping this rumor is all true. This is exactly what I want.

  • BrianBrick

    Waaaaay too big. Give me 5.2 inch screen with tiny bezel and I’ll be very happy

  • droidrazredge

    This will be me the first day this Phone launches….

  • MrWicket

    I’d love to see 2 models but I also think that they may try to consider the X as the smaller second model. I just can’t imagine too many are excited about a 6″ device.. 5″-5.5″ sure but seeing as so many were already disappointed in the X being 5.2″ I think going to 6″ is a mistake. I’ll probably still buy the thing no matter the size though.

  • BillySuede

    i would definitely consider shifting from the note series to this if they jack up that internal storage. i would miss the s-pen though…

  • lye

    I was hoping for a 16″ phone model. I guess I’ll have to wait another year.

  • Godzilla

    Everyone praying for verizon support can stop. Aint happening.

  • BoFiS

    My thoughts are they I hope they make a SMALLER (like 4.3-4.7″) version as well because this and the new Moto X are both too huge for my tastes, but mmmm stock android

  • Furnaceboy

    All i want is the z3 in silver mint…

  • frozenmangox

    Sticking to my pre ordered Xperia Z3 :D:D:D:D:D

  • Kyle L

    Damnit all to hell. Where is my 5″ or smaller Moto X or pure nexus phone?

  • ArrTooDeeToo

    Unfortunately this isn’t even relevant to Verizon customers.

  • Teng Taing

    nothing to see here VZW subscribers… sad

  • jruasap

    I love big phones. Hell I wish it was even bigger than 5.9″ make it 7″ for all I care, the bigger the better.

  • Cary Zuber

    I really hope it isn’t that big. I doubt I would ever purchase a phone of that magnitude.

    • Abgar Musayelyan

      moto can fit a 5.9″ device in the same size package as the 6+. i wouldnt even be surprised at all if it were exactly the same size.

  • Me

    See how it’s priced before I make u my mind on it.

  • Brandon Miller

    So am I the only one that will probably give this beast a try? Over the years, I continue to use bigger and bigger phones. I always say “that’s too big” about a year before I step up to a bigger one. When I finally do, I get used to it within a week and being to love it. I’ve got a OnePlus One now and I have no problems.

  • Dave S.

    I’m on the fence with this one. I love my Nexus 5, it’s pretty much the perfect size for me…but going from that to 5.9”? I don’t know. I like the idea of an updated Nexus 5, though! Slight bump in screen size, say 5.2” (5.5” max), better/bigger battery, better/quicker camera (something substantial to finally rival the iPhone’s camera), more RAM, new processor…basically a Nexus 5 on steroids! I’d take that over this behemoth any day!

  • Noel

    If this rumor is true, then i think there will be two models…a 5.2–5.3″ screen Nexus Phone and a 5.9″ screen Phablet. The question is will both devices be made by the same OEM? If two OEMs will make the two devices, then my choice is for HTC to make the 5.2″ screen model and Motorola the Phablet. I just hope both devices have similar specs, thin bezels, slim down front speakers, 3200mAh battery, 13MP rear n 5MP front cams, quad core QSD 805/810 chip, 32/64GB int. storage, 3GB RAM, etc. Either way i am very excited cuz i have N4 fatique…can’t wait.

  • Greg Madhere

    I think this is the Moto Maxx (didn’t they apply for that trademark not too long ago?), Motorola’s first phablet. Probably also see a 5.2′ Nexus X. No proof. Just wishful thinking.

  • MKader17

    The Camera and Logo are the same size on the render as they are on the new Moto X. That’s how much bigger it is.

  • n11

    Guess I’m not getting the new Nexus.
    Anyone out there with a 4.8″ phone?
    Is there no one else? (in Leslieeeee’s voice)