Nexus 6 ‘The iPhone 6 Killer’ Is Releasing This Month With Nexus 9 [REPORT]

Rumors continue to swirl around the possibility of Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) unveiling a new flagship smartphone that will feature a 5.9-inch display that exceeding the size of the newly launched iPhone 6 Plus. Of course, the Nexus 6 as well as the Nexus 9 will both run the latest versions of Android.

Nexus 6 'The iPhone 6 Killer' Is Releasing This Month With Nexus 9 [REPORT]

A display of that size would also exceed the size of Samsung’s flagship “phablet” the Galaxy Note 4. The iPhone 6 Plus features a screen of 5.5 inches while the Note 4 has a 5.7-inch screen.

Phablet Sales

Phablets have enjoyed quite a bit of success in Asia where they are the primary computing devices, many consumers elsewhere remain skeptical to their merit given their large sizes and the feeling that you are “talking into a piece of toast.”

But there is denying no the global growth of the “phablet.” In 2011, they represented about 1% of all smartphone sales internationally. That number is expected to come in around 24% according to researchers from Strategy Analytics.

Other rumors swirling around the Nexus 6 include the device featuring 3GB of RAM, a quad-core 2.6GHz processor and a quad-HD display.

The Nexus 9

Switching to the Nexus 9, that the Nexus 6 could be unveiled next, makes for far less speculation. Well, yes and no.

It’s believed that HTC will be making the Nexus 9 that is codenamed “Volantis.” This is a departure from ASUS which has until this point been manufacturing the Google-branded tablets. Leaked photos of the upcoming Nexus 9 have featured the HTC logo.

Most believe that the Nexus 9 will launch with Android L, this more likely given a leak that suggests that the tablet will also be running the Tegra K1. Android Authority has said that the “9” will launch on the 15th or 16th in conjunction with Android L and possibly other devices. Other news outlets are also calling for the Nexus 9 to be available for pre-order on Wednesday with deliveries in early November.

The price is expected at $399 for the cheapest model with the 32GB tablet placed at $499.



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