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The Nexus 6 might be one of eight hot new phones Motorola launches this fall

Updated 4 years ago
Nexus 6 Rumors: Specs
Image: Zach Epstein, BGR

After reporting that the Motorola Shamu – also known as the Nexus 6 in most rumors – might actually be called the Moto S a few days ago, TKTechNews is back with a different Motorola leak and this one says that the Lenovo-owned company is preparing an arsenal of new Android devices, including the Motorola Shamu Nexus 6.

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According to its sources, Motorola will launch up to eight devices by Christmas, including a Droid, Droid Maxx, Droid Turbo, Moto S, new Moto G, Moto X+1 and Moto X Play. Interestingly, one of the Droids is apparently tied to a Star Wars promotion.

The Moto S, which was previously said to be the Shamu, appears to be an independent version of the Nexus 6, and will reportedly pack a 5.9-inch display. A smaller version of it may ship with a 5.2-inch – the Moto X Play.

Verizon might be getting the “lion share” of these devices, although there’s also a possibility the Droids will hit other carriers, such as AT&T, under a different brand.

Motorola has yet to confirm any of these handsets, although the company may unveil some of them at its upcoming media event – likely the carrier-branded models, as a Nexus 6 is unlikely to arrive before Android L is ready for mass consumption.

TKTechNews has also provided a picture of a purported Nexus 6 handset, which displays specs for the handset, including a 2K display of unknown size, Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 CPU, 13-megapixel camera and AOSP version of Android L. The device is clearly branded as a Google handset, assuming the image (available below) is accurate.

Chris Smith
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 closely follows the events in 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.