In October, Motorola announced Nexus 6 phablet in collaboration with Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL). The now Lenovo-owned company is reportedly working on a Nexus 6-like phablet with 4GB RAM. Inside sources familiar with the development told Droid Forums that the forthcoming Droid phablet will have the same physical structure as the Nexus 6.
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Droid phablet to have 4GB RAM, Snapdragon 810 processor
However, it will have improved specifications. The Droid phablet is expected to sport the same 5.9-inch Quad-HD display with 1440×2560 pixels resolution. But it will ship with the latest and greatest 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and 4GB RAM. The phablet will have a giant 4000mAh battery to power the big screen.
The report adds that Motorola could launch the phablet sometime around mid-2015. Sources said that the Droid-branded device will be available on Verizon. At this point, it’s unclear whether other carriers will offer a different version of the Droid phablet, sans Droid branding. The Nexus 6 is Google’s most carrier-friendly device as it is available on AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular. Motorola’s other recently launched device, Droid Turbo, is exclusive to Verizon.
Nexus 6 has better-than-expected water resistance credentials
Droid Forums’ claims are in line with Motorola’s leaked smartphone roadmap, which revealed that the company was on track to launch eight new smartphone models in the next few months. Some of them have already hit the stores. The Moto X (Gen 2) has been selling well. Motorola also reportedly has Moto S with 5.9-inch display and Moto X Play in the pipeline.
Priced at $649, Nexus 6 sports 3GB RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, 3,220mAh battery and 13-megapixel main camera. Google claims that the phone is water-resistant, though there is no official IP rating. A recent water resistance test revealed that the Nexus 6 can easily withstand up to one hour in water without breaking down. Motorola’s Droid Turbo is also water-resistant.