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Motorola is reportedly building an even more impressive version of the Nexus 6

Published Dec 3rd, 2014 12:40PM EST
Nexus 6-like Motorola Droid Phablet
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Motorola just launched two high-end Android handsets, including the Droid Turbo and the Nexus 6 — the latter in partnership with Google — but the company isn’t done releasing hot Android devices. Droid Forums has learned that Motorola is developing an even better Nexus 6 version, and it will be sold as a Droid-branded device.

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The publication says this unannounced Motorola Droid handset will be largely based on the Nexus 6, sporting the same 5.9-inch QHD display as the Nexus phone. But the phablet will pack better internals, including the next-gen Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and 4GB of RAM “to showcase the 64-bit feature of that CPU.”

Additionally, the Droid phablet should also pack a huge 4,000 mAh battery.

The new Droid phablet should be released in mid-2015, by Verizon of course, although it’s not clear whether any other carrier will also have access to a different version of the phone without Droid branding.

The current Nexus 6 does work on Verizon, as Google has made its latest Nexus device compatible with five U.S. carriers, including the nation’s top four players. The Droid Turbo, meanwhile, is a Verizon exclusive in the U.S.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.

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