Details of the Nexus 6 are being leaked with increased rapidity.
Earlier this month, tech tipster TK Tech News released information that the Nexus 6 is a Google-Motorola effort known as the Moto S “Shamu.”
The Moto S allegedly has a 5.9-inch, 2K display, a 2.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 with an Adreno 420 GPU, and has a 13 mega-pixel rear camera and a 2.1 mega-pixel front camera, but doesn’t come with a fingerprint scanner.
TK Tech News notes that Verizon will be carrying the phone in the United States.
Recently, both TK Tech News and Phone Arena have leaked even more details about the Nexus 6.
TK Tech News discovered that Fnac Portugal and Best Buy have released sales details about the Nexus 6.
Fnac Portugal’s model has a 6.3-inch screen and is retailing for 419.99 euros, while the Best Buy model has a 5.9-inch, 2K display that is more in line with the earlier leaked details.
The Best Buy model will be sold at $499.99, and will be carried by Sprint.
The model number of the phone is XT1100, a detail that Phone Arena likewise reveals.
Phone Arena also disclosed that the Google cannot use the “Nexus 6” term because the family of Philip K. Dick has threatened to sue Google should they do so.
This is because in Dick’s famous novel, Do Androids dream of Electric Sheep? (better known to film goers as Blade Runner), the androids were called model Nexus-6.
Google is thus forced to change the name of “Nexus 6” to “Moto X.”
Phone Arena says that Google intends to hold a secret launch of the phone on or around Halloween 2014.
If the rumor is accurate, then the Moto X will be out in either late October or November.