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The Nexus 6’s actual name, price and launch details may have just been revealed

Published Aug 25th, 2014 2:05PM EDT
Nexus 6 Nexus X Price and Release Date
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Motorola is widely expected to build the next Nexus smartphone, and various reports have provided details about its actual name, price and launch schedule. TKTechNews and Phone Arena have now seemingly received information revealing the Nexus 6 will actually be called the Nexus X. The phone should start selling this fall, before October, and could cost up to $499.99 in the U.S. and €419.99 in Europe.

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TKTechNews has posted images showing two store listings that mentioned the Nexus X product name for the Motorola Nexus smartphone – which apparently is known internally as the XT1100. Fnac Portugal and Best Buy already have alleged Nexus X pages for the product that list the price of the device and specs.

Fnac has apparently revealed the device’s price in Europe, although the retailer removed the page – believed by some to be a fake. Shortly after, Best Buy had apparently posted images obtained by TKTechNews that reveal the phone will be available from Sprint. Strangely, the price of the device is listed at $499.99 with a two-year contract with Sprint.

However, the two leaked images do not agree on certain specs, with Fnac listing what looks like a 6.3-inch display for the handset, while Best Buy mentions a 5.9-inch 2K display that’s more in line with what previous leaks claimed.

Best Buy also reveals the phone will run Android LMP (Lemon Meringue Pie) and will pack some new Motorola software including Moto Skip and Moto Aware.

Meanwhile, Phone Arena says it learned that Nexus X is currently the internal name for the Nexus 6, although Nexus X is also “most likely” to become to official name of the XT1100.

The publication says Google is avoiding the Nexus 6 name in order not to risk any legal troubles – the Nexus-6 is the name of androids in Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids dream of Electric Sheep? story which may be better known as Blade Runner to movie fans.

Phone Arena also says that Google will launch the Nexus X on or around Halloween, without an actual announcement, just like last year.

Images and videos from TKTechNews showing the Nexus X follow below.

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.

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