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The Google Nexus 6 Will Still Launch This Year

When we heard that Google would be killing off its Nexus program in favor of a higher end range of products under the Android Silver banner, we figured that the Nexus 5 would be the last smartphone of its kind. Apparently, we were wrong, because there is now word that Google is indeed still working on the Nexus 6 smartphone and will still start shipping before the end of the year.

There have been many rumors to the contrary, including LG outright denying that it’s working on the Nexus 6, but “a source within Google who is close to the project” has confirmed its persisting existence. Just as the Nexus 5 is fundamentally based on the LG G2, we can expect the upcoming Nexus 6 to get most of its guts from the LG G3. We’re hearing about a larger 5.5-inch display, though it’s still up in the air whether or not they’ll give it the QHD treatment.

Going through the rumor mill, we hear rumblings of the Nexus 6 getting an improved 13MP camera with optical image stabilization, a 5MP front camera, 4K video recording, water and dust resistance, a Galaxy S5-like fingerprint scanner, and a battery with at least 3000mAh of capacity. The Google I/O event is set to take place later this week, so it’s possible that the search giant will touch on the Nexus 6 during the keynote, as well as the oft-rumored HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet.

Via BGR and VC Post

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