Nexus 6 Release Date: Early Launch of Google's Flagship Smartphone Unlikely

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By Raymond Ronamai | April 6, 2014 1:37 AM EST

Google has been keeping mum on its purported new flagship smartphone, Nexus 6 but speculations on its release date have been doing the rounds for quite a while now. Early launch of the device is unlikely despite reports that the smartphone maker might announce it as early as June.

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Several sections of the media have reported that Nexus 6 would be unveiled after Google's I/O Developers Conference on 24 June or early July. Google's VP Sundar Pichai had also hinted at the Mobile World Congress that the device would be announced perhaps in October. However, the smartphone may arrive by November at the earliest if release dates of its predecessors have anything to go by.

Google Nexus series have been released either in November or December over the years except the HTC Nexus One. So, Nexus 6 will most probably see the light of the day by the end of the year.

Nexus 6 is expected to have several upgrades, including processor, display, camera and operating system from its predecessor, Nexus 5. Itis expected to sport a 5.2-inch full HD and curved LCD display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. It may come with the 64-bit version of its Snapdragon 800-series chipset with 3GB RAM and runs on Android OS (4.5), dubbed as Lollypop.

The device may have a 13MP camera (main) and 5MP front camera. It is also reported that Nexus 6 may have a 16MP camera as compared to 8MP camera in Nexus 5. The device may also come in three storage variants - 32 GB/64 GB/128 GB. It may come with connectivity such as Bluetooth, NFC, Micro-USB, Wi-Fi and 4G.

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