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This is the Nexus 6 in Black and White (in renders).

Well, these images are creations that are based off of information we have received, just like every other “leak” you have seen over the last couple of weeks. With that said, we have confidence in presenting these in-house made renders of what we believe the Nexus 6, made by Motorola, will look like from the back in both white and black. 

You have seen front renderings a couple of times now, but nothing like this from the back. From what we know, there will be two color options initially, both white and black. And yes, the device will look exactly like the Moto X (2nd gen), only bigger. As can be seen in each image, the power and volume buttons have indeed been moved down the body ever-so-slightly, to make for easier use with the larger frame. You can also see that a vertically running “Nexus” logo will grace the back, just under the Motorola logo, something that was either hidden or not yet included in last week’s showing of the device next to an LG G3.

A report from last week that showed a similar mock-up was confused on the design of the back, and whether or not the Motorola dimple/logo would be present. While things can always change last minute, we are confident that the Motorola dimple/logo will be present, though its background could be a darker shade of grey depending on model.

We don’t currently have anything new to report on specs, other than we have heard similar details to previous reports. We also do not have any new launch details to share at this time.


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Big props to Sir Dave Kover for the creations.

Update:  Tweaked title. Apologies, stuffy internet goers who have an insane addiction to all things Nexus 6, we weren’t trying to clickbait you.

Update 2:  Here is a front render as well.

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  • Jordan Brandt

    This phone looks like a beast to me.

  • teebone

    Man, now to decide between the note 4 and this. I have always liked the radios in moto products. They’re better than Samsung in that aspect. If this has a super amoled quad hd screen then I might just switch!

  • Sayed

    I just drew a picture on my paper for reference. HOLY F****.

  • Ba

    If nexus 6 will be Motorola i’ll be quit nexus line. Motorola is average nothing special about even designs are not good enough.

  • I have large hands so I welcome this new smartphone. I like the Note, I just hate Sammy. {{-_-}}

  • Yup. This is the one. My next phone for sure. {{-_-}}

  • duke69111

    3G. That looks promising. /s

  • Daryl Nell

    Can’t wait to get my N6 !!!

  • shmigga

    Phone looks like a fail to me. It would be OK if they didn’t make it look like a giant moto x.

  • Carter Buege

    Didnt Motorola breal away from Google and is now with lenovo? Guess the phone was designed and all before that? Ik they’re just speculation renders and all, but would the nexus look so much like the moto x with the change of Motorola’s ownership?

  • Nikko


    It’s a rectangle with curves. Like any other phone it’s been from the past 3 years.

  • Thiago Estrengueti

    Ugly as Moto X (2nd)

  • Bob Corbett

    I think it will be fine I have the new Moto X 2 & I love it was an absolutely awesome phone one of the best cell phones I’ve ever owned besides the one x

  • Noel

    In my case I’m not sold on this being the only Nexus phone we will have. Yes Phablets are becoming popular but abt 65+% of the ppl will prefer a Nexus phone with a <5.5" screen.
    I will be surprised if Google will dive all the way to a big Phablet Nexus phone without accommodating the bulk of the ppl who will prefer say a 5.2" screen Nexus phone.That is why I still strongly believe or hold out hope that we may get a surprise 5.2" screen Nexus phone either from HTC or one akin to the new Moto X or even Sony (front speaker OEMs).
    But if a Nexus Phablet is the only phone we get that will make for a hard choice…Nexus Phablet or LG G3 or new Moto X pure edition. Since it is a choice of big Phablet Nexus, I will include the Huawei ascend mate 7 with its 4100mAh battery, only wish it had a pure Android version.

    • BillySuede

      where are you getting that 65% number from?

  • frhow

    People who keep saying this phone is too big, just use it for a while. I promise you will get used to it. 5.5″+ phones are here to stay. Get over it.

  • The_Edouble

    Physically, this phone does not appear to be much bigger that the Note4. If Samsung ever got rid of the physical home button they could gain at least another .2 inches of screen space.

  • We’ve waited years for Moto to finally make a Nexus. Now they are, and it’s a freaking phablet! It’s like winning the lottery and getting the payout in pennies. Time for Google to separate their naming convention from screen sizes. They already have a Nexus 7 and I’m sure as hell not using that as a phone, so for 2015 don’t even think about it Google!

  • emoney

    i’d rather just buy another nexus 5

  • Inspector Butters

    moto neXus

  • Craig

    Back side looks ugly…..

  • Michael Harrison

    I doubt a nexus would have such a large obvious Moto logo like that. I believe final product will not be so obvious.

  • RicoDelicioso

    If this baby came out on Verizon I’d forego my plans to get the Note 4. Verizon, you suck.

  • Hugh Hansen

    That dimple is completely different from the leaked photo. In the photo, it looks more like the 2013 Moto X and Moto G.

  • Destroythanet

    Damn, too bad it won’t work on Verizon. Would go great with unthrottled unlimited data haha.

  • Shashwat Black

    The back is really ugly.. That motorola icon is too big. It would be bearable if it was smaller, had a ‘X’ in it and no ‘nexus’ branding. 🙁

  • mursu

    Size bezels look too thin to be true.

  • Shaggy723

    Looks nice, and I can’t believe that a Motorola Nexus is finally happening. If all these rumors pan out it’s just such a shame that this phone is going to be too big for most folks, including myself. I’ll pass.

  • netsurfer912

    So ugly. Sorry, but come on.

  • NexusMan

    If that “white” version was silver, that would be one gorgeous, beautiful phone.

  • Mai

    6″ of vanilla android, shut up and take my money

  • Vishal Khedkar

    Just a renamed Moto X2 -_-

  • AngryBadger

    Hmm, how about just leave the nexus on back and leave out the motorola logo…

  • Guest

    That front render is a place holder because 95% of that stuff isn’t Android L icons

  • JeepStanger

    Everyone needs to stop freaking out. This phone will probably be the same size as the iPhone 6 plus. The iPhone 6 plus has a smaller screen than a note 4 but is bigger in overall size.

  • mcdonsco

    Now that it’s just a giant Moto X 2nd Gen it will probably work on Verizon.


    Don’t know why Motorola would put their trademarked curve on a big Nexus device that doesn’t benefit from it enough to make the expense of specialized batteries worth it… especially when the Droid line doesn’t look like it’s getting the curve.

    • WTF are you even talking about?

  • shriod griffin

    I hope this is wrong….if its right then moto maker is ruled out

    • Zero chance they’ll have moto maker for a Nexus. This will be sold by Google, not Moto.

  • Elliot Kotis


  • ddevito

    “The Great White”

  • TS50

    Don’t listen to ’em Nexus 6! You’re perfect just the way you are.

  • Ryan Haffner

    I speculate that the “nexus” logo would be in portrait rather than landscape on the back to be consistent with the portrait “M” logo. So More like how it is on the N4.

    • Tchiort

      Any gra^hic designer may think like you, so you may be right.

  • Defenestratus

    The reaction of people to this phone and the Moto 360 remind me that the biggest unintended consequence of this thing called the internet is that its made everyone feel like their bad opinions are worth sharing.

    Yes – that includes my own.

  • mcdonsco

    A rebranded x…no thanks.


    Big DL fan but your snarky response in your update seemed unnecessary.

  • Will Oren

    Want. Also want full Android L. May bring much needed life back to my N4

  • frhow

    My dream phone!!

  • iceman

    I just dont get it?! Usually Nexus prides itself from being different from the bunch…this is just a big Motorola X Pure Edition?!

  • Defenestratus

    So all the idiot moto 360 haters have now migrated onto being idiot Nexus 6 render haters.

    Just go buy iPhones people. You’ll be so much happier.

    • Elliot Kotis

      What? They don’t like the design…..sorry that you aren’t someone for elegance.

    • M3D1T8R

      Why on earth would I want to buy an Iphone? Your connection makes no sense at all. I’ve been criticle of the 360 with its old obsolete processor similarly to how I’m criticle of Apple using several year old specs.

      • mcdonsco

        criticle = critical

        And criticle + criticle in the same sentence doesn’t make it correct.

        You’re welcome

        • M3D1T8R

          Thanks, fixed. I knew it didn’t look right but am really tired right now so didn’t correct it.

  • jbdan

    Lol what is the purpose of this article! =]
    (Even with the leaks it won’t look anything like these renders imo)

  • Off topic but did anyone else see the DL guys show up on BGR?

  • WK

    ugh. i was really thinking about getting back onto the Nexus devices but after reading all these rumored confirmations that its practically 6 freaking inches, i think i’m just gonna stick with my G2 until the next iteration. unless there is a smaller version of this thats being kept secret.

  • bluebanzai

    The depths that this rumor has transcended are boggling.

  • Flame Blade

    If it is in the 350 range like the previous nexus phone I’m probably gonna buy it.

  • GNexToShamu

    I’d love to get a price leak, what’s everyone’s guesses?

    • M3D1T8R


    • Hopefully: 32gb – $349 and 64gb – $399

      Most likely: 16gb – $349 and 32gb – $399

  • sad people

    wow, lots of upset butthurt people in here because it wasn’t a real photo…

    • Arty McBert

      Nobody likes being deceived or clickbaiting.

      • BillySuede

        you’re blaming someone else for your choice to click on an article? really…?

    • Crazy right? What a bunch of whiny f*ck tards.

  • Jon George

    So much better since last renders with added “Nexus”. I’ve been patiently waiting for the new Nexus and just itching to sell my Note 3 for it…and now finding out I’m moving to Nowhere,Minnesota and having to leave T-Mobile with unlimited data for possibly Verizon and no way having a Nexus nor unlimited data is absolutely killing me! Aghghhhhhh!!!!!

  • Jesse.J

    Android police has actual pictures of it..just a few minutes ago.

  • Dan

    “Google would work on a set of projects in 2014 with Verizon”


  • vdefender

    Surprisingly I’ll be upgrading my N5 with a Z3.

  • morteum

    The fact that it looks so similar to the Moto X makes this appear somewhat thrown together. Also, I get that Motorola needs to put their logo on there somewhere, but it seems more prominent than the Nexus logo to me, even though its smaller. I don’t hate it, but I certainly don’t love it either. All of the other Nexus’ (Nexii?) had some uniqueness to them, whereas this doesn’t at all. On the bright side, we can now consider the new Moto X to be the unofficial regular-sized alternative to this year’s Nexus, considering they’re so similar in almost every way.

  • Joe

    Ugly giant Moto X. I ordered my customized wood-backed Moto X today.

  • It’s new, yet somehow familiar…

  • perhac88

    I like how it looks except for that moto logo…I’d rather it be a real subtle logo, it just looks off and weird to me

    • Elliot Kotis

      Yeah the moto logo makes the phone ugly (well that and the flash ring, so basically the stuff taken from the moto x made it ugly).

      • mrwirez

        Come on man, these are not even real pics. Some dude made these in his basement. The new Moto X2 looks fantastic in real life.


  • Who created the renders @Kellex? They look amazing!

  • Liderc

    If the next Nexus has a Moto camera, I don’t want it. Nexus needs to have the whole package now and this isn’t it.

    • Tchiort

      You also want a 600$+ price tag which comes with the premium devices?

    • Moto is using Sony sensors this year. The new Moto X is massively improved over last year’s version.

  • Liderc

    No. And clickbait/fake.

  • landon

    The Nexus 6 sounds great for people like me who have giant hands….. but i’m on Verizon. What the hell is there problem about Nexus phones? I mean people who buy nexus phones are probably in the 2%

  • XvierX

    I left verizon just so that I could get my hands on a new nexus this time around. Previously, I was always on the outside looking in so I can’t help but get excited to see what may come to be. I think folks are being blinded by the form factor. I’m excited about the rumored screen res, horse power, and most importantly Android L. This will be a crazemazing device.

  • Josh

    This phone is hot, Hot, HOT!

  • Beefy

    guessing no verizon


    Guesses on price?
    I’m guessing starting at $399 or maybe $450 (I think Nexus devices may be more expensive this year, but within reason)

    • JSo

      As far as I know, it’s always been $350 for the 16 GB models since the Galaxy Nexus.

      • Google started the $349 (16gb) price structure with the Nexus 4.

        The Galaxy Nexus was only available through carriers at launch for $299 (on contract). The following Spring, Google started selling the Gnex for $399 (16gb), contract free.

  • Felipe Augusto Schiquetti

    smaller camera and logo, and you have it

  • AbbyZFresh

    i wonder why Google can’t shrink the screen back to 5 inches.

    • Orion

      Because they don’t give a damn about you.

    • Tchiort

      It is a question of demand, it seems clear that the biggest screens are in high demand nowadays. If Apple decided to enter the market, that is not because they want to innovate!

  • sincityjohn44

    Nexus Lame

  • Roger W Turner

    I’m not sure that I *have* “seen front renderings a couple of times now”. Well, not anything half-way decent or likely. Have I missed something?

  • Tony Byatt

    “Apologies, stuffy internet goers…”

    Come on Kellen, your title was misleading, no need to insult your readers…

  • DanielMena9

    perfect if it was under 5″ sadly it isn’t DOA

    • Tchiort

      I love to see how many comments are related to the screen size of that device. It reminds me of the moment when the GSII was announced with a 4.3″ screen, everyone was pissed off and saying that it would fail. We can’t blame Motorola and Google for targeting the market’s demand. I would be happy if the screen size was actually 5″+.

  • Ateek22

    Proportions are wrong. No way will the camera, Moto logo and Nexus logo be that big on a 6″ phone.

    • I would agree with you.

    • JSo

      I wouldn’t take this too seriously. All it is is a Photoshopped Moto X with a Nexus logo on it.

  • Adam

    Nexus M?

  • Thanks for fixing the title! 🙂


    maybe it will have special back, like the leather/wood, but will be Orca blubber

  • MacNificent

    Some people are just dumb. Nobody’s ever seen a mockup of new devices and that ends up being exactly what it looks like?

  • hike15

    Did the Nexus 4 or 5 have an LG logo?

    • Yup

    • Tchiort

      Every Nexus devices had a brand logo – event the Nexus 7 2012 and 2013.

  • ceejw

    This will probably be an awesome phone but I’m completely uninterested in it due to how big the screen is.

  • Ugly as sh*t just like the new moto x

  • evilfatcow

    imagine if this was on verizon..where would the logo go

  • ShadowCodeGaming

    GODDAMN THATS UGLY! Guess I’ll be sticking with my N5 after all. Shame, was looking forward to something with a little more screen.

  • For reference, the rumored size compared to the N5…

    Too big!

    • Do we have the dimensions of the N6? I missed that if we did…

      • willl03


        • Steveo

          I know the G3 gets hate on this site, but I love everything about this phone. Especially the screen:body ratio.

          • Mike Ennamorato

            “Hate”? It is by far one of the most loved phones here on DL.

          • jcStrabo

            The only problem with the G3 is that they put a 1440p screen in when they really shouldn’t have. So it’s a great, but flawed phone, otherwise it would be incredible.

            I hope the Nexus 6 has worked out the kinks of the 1440p IPS LCD (I assume it’s not AMOLED).

        • Chazz Matthews

          If only Google had let LG do the Nexus 6. Moto can’t even copy the LG G2 right. The 2014 Moto X has same 5.2″ 1080p display, same 13 megapixel camera, many other almost identical specs, has SMALLER BATTERY (2,300 mAh vs 3,000 mAh LG G2) and yet somehow is a LARGER phone than the LG G2.

          • Lenovo. Nuff said.

          • your exactly right. My G2 up to a 4.7″ Iphone 6 is the same size. Lol.

          • Wilman Reyes

            You forgot something VERY important.. Price my friend. Compare how many bought the Moto X and how many bought the LG g2? Motorola’s goal was to be affordable, LG’s goal with the G2 wast o be top notch, to have flagship device next to Galaxy S line and Sony’s Z line, etc….

    • Defenestratus

      Speak for yourself. I think the N5 is too small.

      • When I moved from the N4 to the N5 I thought it was huge at first but got used to it over time. When I had to use my old galaxy nexus while I was getting my battery fixed, I found myself missing the N5’s size. I’m sure the same thing will happen with the N6, will be odd to handle at first, but I’ll get over it.

        • NBMTX

          I thought my N5 was smaller than my N4… probably because it mostly was.

      • ThomasMoneyhon

        No its too big for a device with zero phablet features. No pen, no wacom digitizer. All of that size is a waste and a waste when 90% of us dont want a big phone. If default android was to have a separate branch for phablet features maybe, but without reason no.

        I’m willing to bet money and it will be the same android image that will be on the nexus 7 2013, the nexus 8 and the nexus 5. No phablet features.

        • BillySuede

          that’s all great but there are some people who don’t need additional gadgets but want the size. they will buy the phone, you won’t. plain and simple.

        • MKader17

          mmmm, I want to run it in tablet mode… yummy

        • Jesslyn Hendrix

          I went from the Note 3 to the Note 3 and was going to get a Note 4 when I realized that a) I have used the pen all of maybe 2 times and it wasn’t any Note or Samsung feature that I was digging on, it was just the size. I can’t wait.

          Since then I’ve switched out to a Nexus 5 and love it, but miss the size of my Note. I’m ordering the 1st day.

      • dudePUNJABI

        just like ur dick hhhhhhh

      • michael arazan

        What are the Chances of the New Shamu Nexus having Motorola Voice Assist Software, because then it would be Perfect

        • Brayjr

          Android L itself is going to have “hardware-assisted hot-word” and since SD805 / 800 both have hot-word dedicated chips like the Moto X, it’s most likely going to happen 🙂

    • wtd2009

      my god.

    • M3D1T8R

      This just needs a Nexus 7 behind it to show everything perfectly.

    • that doesn’t look like .7″ in screen difference. More like double that.

    • jcStrabo

      I’ll take it. Would have prefered 5.5″, but I’ll make it work.

      • elijahblake

        that’s a good attitude to get a 6.5″ nexus next year. Vote with your wallets and let Google know what we want!

        • mrwirez

          I want this size…

        • yep

          I will speak with my wallet, that’s why this phone is a must buy

    • Malik

      Take a time machine with a Nexus 5 back to 2010, and watch people scoff at it’s size. lol

      • emoney

        my time machine isn’t working, i’m stuck in 2014 for now 🙁

        • Aboud Scott

          My Tardis still works.. till me where is your bedroom and make a space for my tardis and I shall pop up very soon

    • RS_66

      I dont where like this Pha(/Phe/Phi/Pho/Phu)blet thing is going too… =(

    • jessuppp
    • Jay Ward

      It’s not big enough. I’d like a 6.5″ screen.



  • C-Law

    BS title

    • Menger40

      Yup, lies.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Very meh-tastic.

  • Ryan N

    Oh boy. The moto x 2 plus. Yay for iterations…

  • jrop

    Ah! The Moto Nexus Razr X. Cool.

  • Disqo Stu

    I’d take the N5’s “bland” design over this any day

    • Frisi

      I realllllyyyyyy liked the N5 design.

    • Jprime

      100%, this is the first ugly nexus

      • Defenestratus

        Well.. you know what they say… opinions are like assholes, and yours definitely stinks.

        • Jprime

          Great, thanks!

        • Elliot Kotis

          Nope. His is right.

  • Raj Bhatt

    Replacing the M logo with the 4 color Nexus “X” logo would have been pretty rad.

    • Kacho_ON

      That “dimple” looks more like a “pimple”, amirite?

      • Troy McKeown

        You must have some strange-looking pimples.

  • cjohn4043

    Well that “Nexus” logo looks out of place…

  • sski66

    Man i’m not really a white phone guy but that one looks really clean, DL Pumping out the info today, working!

  • greatcompromise

    That looks pretty terrible.

  • Edoardo Maggio

    It feels too busy.
    Rather ugly imho.

  • Suicide_Note

    If I can, I’ll take a black front/white back.

    • sski66

      I just went to MotoMaker & tried that look with the red accents, looks great, the Bad Panda (2), haha.

    • David Fulde

      I wonder if one colour will go to carriers and one will stay on the Play Store. In canada you can;t buy a white N5

  • ThatBabyAintMine

    Very misleading article title, almost on the border of lying. Those are renders and not actual confirmed pictures of the N6.

    • Don’t think the title says “actual confirmed pictures” anywhere.

      • clay

        really? “This is Emma Watson Naked”….you would expect actual pictures and not a painting or cgi of it.

        • El_Big_CHRIS

          yeah, i was thinking the same. misleading title is misleading!

      • SplashMTN

        It does not, but it does say “This is the Nexus 6 in Black and White.”, which would likely lead many people to believe you have photos of the actual device. I’m a huge droid-life fan, but this is definitely click bait.

      • AK

        So when legit pictures are unveiled the headline will be “actual confirmed pictures of the Nexus 6”? Lol… I like Droid Life but that was a lame response Kellex.

        • Then he insults his audience by calling us ‘stuffy internet goers that have an addition to all things Nexus’. . .definitely lost some respect today

          • Steveo

            Aww 🙁 I didn’t see him say that. I’ve loved this site since OG Droid, we know better than that. People have bad days and get frustrated, especially at their job. We know Kellex is fantastic.

      • It’s click bait. Just fix the title and this is a good post though.
        I appreciate the hard work creating a high-quality representation of what this is expected to look like. Thank you!

        • mrwirez

          BGR reposted this DL ClickBait like they owned it.

          Only thing worse than CB is Stolen CB….

      • 18footJ

        C’Mon man! Should have titled it “This is a RENDERING of the Nexus 6 in Black and White.”

        Definitely a click bait.

      • Thanks for fixing it!

      • MacNificent

        Do what you feel. This is your site!

      • addicuss

        I was actually hoping the site was going dirty…

    • clay

      i thought droid life was above being click bait

      • hoodieNation

        like you weren’t going to click on it anyways.

    • “This is what the N6 COULD look like in black and white.” There we go, fixed. 🙂

    • Ditto. I clicked thinking I was going to see real pictures. Too much like the Verge for my tastes.

    • allencraig

      I’ve seen the nexus 6 and it indeed does have the nexus name going down the back.

  • William Teder

    Design seems a little loud to me.

    • WAldenIV

      I’m more disturbed by the horrendous on screen buttons for Android L.

      • Jprime


  • Frisi

    I’ll have a tall, full glass of nope.

    • Frisi

      I honestly find that flash ring so ugly.

      • Mike Aurin

        It looks great in person on the normal sized X but it looks awful on this huge phone. Looks like a zit on an elephant’s ass.

        • Bruno Ribeiro

          Elephant… or Whale? Huh? Huh?

  • Mario

    that is the Moto X 3rd generation 🙂

  • GPier