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2014-10-12T10:10:38Z
It's about to be on like Donkey Kong in the phablet space. Following the recent launch of Apple's 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, Google is getting ready to release an even larger handset, one that even King Kong would say is big. It's the Nexus 6, codenamed Shamu (after the whale at SeaWorld) and successor to the 5-inch Nexus 5.

The Nexus 6 will arrive with a 5.9-inch display, the biggest yet from Google (in a smartphone). It's also larger than the iPhone 6 Plus by 0.4 inches and even outsizes Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 by 0.2 inches. However, as we saw when comparing the iPhone 6 Plus to LG's G3, panel size is only part of the equation -- the G3 is noticeably smaller than the iPhone 6 Plus even though both sport 5.5-inch displays.

Nexus 5
The Nexus 6 will sport a 5.9-inch display, upgraded from the 5-inch display on the Nexus 5 (shown above)

Motorola is in charge of manufacturing the Nexus 6. Previous rumors suggest it will feature a Quad HD 2560x1440 display (498 pixels per inch), 2.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 32GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, 3,200mAh battery, and Android L.

Is the world ready for a 5.9-inch phone? Well, in 2011, phablets comprised just 1 percent of global smartphone shipments, according to Strategy Analytics. This year they're expected to account for nearly a quarter of all smartphone shipments, so rolling the dice on a large size handset isn't as big of a gamble as it was just a few short years ago.
PrabhanshuTripathi
2014-10-12T11:20:31Z

Tripuresh -in front of this phone… your iphone looks like nokia 1100… 😛 😛 welcome to 2010…

NickModrowski
2014-10-12T14:08:53Z
mernerion
2014-10-12T23:27:35Z

Does this mean the new Nexus tablet will be out soon? It feels like I have been waiting forever.

StevenSpencer
2014-10-13T01:04:17Z

Whoa man, I've always loved google, would be sweet to own one of these :D