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The New Google Nexus 6 Rumours

It’s rumoured that the Nexus Smartphone Series will continue with the Google Nexus 6. However it’s yet to be confirmed which third party mobile manufacturer is/will be giving Google a helping hand.

The History of Google Nexus Partners:
• HTC Nexus One: January 2010
• Samsung Nexus S: December 2010
• Samsung Galaxy Nexus: November 2011
• LG Nexus 4: November 2012
• LG Nexus 5: November  2013
• Google Nexus 6: August 2014?

It was the Nexus 4 that truly took off, building the Nexus fan base dramatically. It was the smartphone that broke all the records in terms of sales and price to performance ratio. Not the best smartphone in the market, but the smartphone that offered true value for money. High-quality performance, and specifications at an affordable price. And the Nexus 5 was even better. Based on the past, it’s in Google’s interest to partner once again with LG. And to bring you a further improved, killer smartphone. So, what should you expect from this year’s Nexus?

Design: The last Nexus (5) had a display screen of 4.95”, it’s rumoured the Nexus 6 will be even bigger. Nearing phablet size, with a 5.2” display. The display will have a resolution of 2560 × 1440 pixels, giving you a rather spectacular viewing experience. And the display could actually be even bigger. Some concept designers have speculated that the Nexus 6 will have a display size somewhere between 5.5” and 5.7”! Further rumours speculate that the LCD display will be curved, and protected with Corning Gorilla Glass.
Google Nexus 6

Camera: It’s rumoured that the Nexus 6 will feature a rear camera with either 12 or 13 megapixels. Compared with the 8 Megapixel camera on the Nexus 5, this will be quite an improvement. The front facing camera is likely to be 5 megapixels and have 4K video capture.

Further specs: The Nexus 5 featured the Android KitKat OS. It’s expected the Nexus 6 will feature the latest update to the Android OS to bring you newer functions. Furthermore, rumours claim that Google Nexus 6 will pack a 64-bit version of its Snapdragon 800-series chipset clocked at 3 GHz for high-level efficiency. When it comes to the memory, it’s suggested the Nexus 6 will have 4GB internal ram, and may come in 3 storage variants: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. For connectivity, it’s likely the Google Nexus 6 will be 4G enabled, and equipped with Bluetooth, NFC technology, Micro-USB and Wi-Fi.

Most exciting speculations: Along with massive internal and external improvements, there are further rumours that are truly exciting. Apparently, the Nexus 6 may feature a fingerprint sensor, aswell as a health, atmosphere and thermo sensor. Although this has recently be seen on models such as the Apple iPhone 5S and Samsung Galaxy S5, the Nexus 6 would allow more users to access this technology due to the lower price tag. Further rumours suggest that Google may incorporate Chrome cast mirroring into it’s latest smartphones. The Google Chrome cast TV streaming stick was recently launched, and thus it’s expected that the smartphone will be able to mirror it’s contents onto your TV. Finally, the Nexus 6 may work alongside a smart watch! However you’ll have to watch this space for updates…

Down to business:
Price: The price is yet to be confirmed, however it’s likely Google will stay in tune with it’s affordable price tag, and release the Nexus 6 at around £375.99 sim free.

Release Date: Nothing is confirmed yet, but it is extremely likely that the Google Nexus 6 will be released October/November time this year.

Upcoming Smartphones

We take you through the 9 upcoming smartphones you can expect to see this year…

1) Apple iPhone 6
The iPhone 6 is the much anticipated device techies are waiting for. The Apple iPhone 6 is expected to be the largest yet of all iPhones. Featuring a 4.6″ display. The most exciting rumour? Alongside the larger screen, it’s expected you will shocked again with a new design. The iPhone 5S brought you an even more premium look, and the 5C brought you bright, beautiful colour. The iPhone 6 is expected to bring you a near-on edge-to-edge screen, and possibly a curved body. For more on the new Apple iPhone 6, you can read the full article here.
Upcoming Smartphones iPhone 6 Upcoming Smartphones

2) Nokia Lumia 929
Rumour has it, Nokia will be releasing the Lumia 929. The 929 will have a 5” Full HD AMOLED Display, with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, offering you 16 million beautiful colours. Most excitingly of all, the 929 is rumoured to feature a whopping 20 megapixel pureview camera, with various features for you to play with. While Nokia’s latest models – the 1020, and 1520 cameras have shone, the 929 may offer you superb photography at a more affordable price. For more on the Nokia Lumia 929, you can read the full article here.
Upcoming smartphones Nokia 929

3) HTC One Mini 2
The HTC One Mini 2 is the ‘mini’ version of HTC’s new flagship phone – the HTC One M8. The One Mini 2 is expected to run on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat Operating system, with the newest HTC Sense 6.0. Rumour has it, the One Mini 2 will feature a 4.5” screen (the original HTC One M8 screen is 5″), with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 system chip and a 13 mega-pixel camera with single LED flash.
Upcoming smartphones HTC M8 MIni

4) Blackberry Z50
It’s rumoured the Blackberry Z50 smartphone will be Blackberry’s all-touch flagship model. The Z50 will supposedly be the successor to both the Z30 and Z10. Featuring a 5.2″ display, with a 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution, and a speedy quad-core processor. However Blackberry have kept their lips tightly sealed, and further specs are yet to be released. For the fans of the QWERTY keyboard, it’s also rumoured Blackberry will be releasing another model, the Q30, a refreshed version of the Blackberry Q10.
Blackberry Upcoming Smartphones

5) Google Nexus 6
The Nexus 6 is rumoured to be the latest smartphone in the Nexus range. Featuring a phablet-like design with a larger screen than ever before on a Nexus. As well as a better camera and updated operating system. The Nexus 6 will potentially feature new technology similar to the more premium phones, but at an affordable price. For more detail on the Nexus 6, you can read the full article here.
Google Nexus 6 Upcoming Smartphones

6) LG G3
The LG G3 will be the successor to the LG G2. Rumoured to feature a whopping 5.5”, Quad HD screen, it looks like all the top smartphones are going bigger this year. Other rumours speculate a 13 megapixel camera, water and dust resistance and even a octa-core processor. For more on the LG G3, you can read the full article here.
LG G3 Upcoming Smartphones

7) Motorola Moto X+1
The new Motorola Smartphone will be the successor to the Moto X, called the Moto X+1. Leaked specifications suggest it will have a larger display than the original Moto X, at 5.2”, and possibly a wooden back. It has also been suggested that the Moto X+1 will run on the Android 4.4.3 KitKat OS and feature a 12 megapixel camera. For more on the Moto X + 1, you can read the full article here.

Moto-X+1

8) Amazon Fire 3D
Rumour has it, Amazon is working on their very own 3D smartphone, speculated to be named the ‘Amazon fire 3D’. This revolutionary smartphone will offer you 3D viewing, without the need for glasses. Alongside this amazing feature, it’s speculated that the 3D smartphone will also feature prime data, gesture controls, a 4.7” display, and a speedy Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. For more on the Amazon Smartphone, you can read the full article here.

Upcoming Smartphones Amazon 3D Smartphone Design Concepts

9) Tesco Hudle
After the huge success of the Hudl tablet, Tesco is going to launch a smartphone under the same brand later this year. And this is far from a rumour, the Tesco CEO Phillip Clarke confirmed the launch during an interview with BBC Radio 5. We know that the Hudl Smartphone will run on the Android OS, and feature some of the apps that support Tesco services, for example the film and music service Blinkbox and shopping services such as Clubcard. But it’s what we don’t know that is most exciting. Clarke also mentioned that the specs would be comparable to the Samsung Galaxy S5, yet the pricing will be ‘aggressive’, so you can look forward to some serious value for money. (And hopefully before the end of 2014!)
Upcoming Smartphones Tesco Hudl

Food for thought: Is bigger necessarily better?  
It seems the upcoming smartphones are all being super-sized. But do you want, or even need a jumbo smartphone? Clearly, added benefits include a better viewing experience; enhanced images, videos, and games. While the biggest downfall is reduced portability, with the inevitable increase in weight and size. Personally, my main smartphone uses are SMS, Calls, Social Media, and the Internet. I like that my smartphone allows for easy one-handed use and can slip into my pocket. And quite happily, I leave the big screen experience to my tablet. But when it’s time to upgrade, it seems there will be little choice left for a smartphone with a screen smaller than ‘Phablet’ size. Quite hesitantly, I too will be jumping aboard the jumbo smartphone train soon enough. How do you feel about your smartphone getting larger? Is bigger really better?

And most importantly, which smartphone are you most looking forward to getting your hands on this year? Feel free to comment with your thoughts, we would love to hear from you.