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Nexus 6 to be based off the LG G3, feature a fingerprint sensor

Nexus 6 is said to launch sometime in the second half of this year, and might be the last such device from Google.


The latest batch of rumors indicate that Google will continue to collaborate with LG when it comes to the Nexus line of mobile devices. Like the Nexus 4 and nexus 5, the Nexus 6 is said to be based off an LG flagship, with this year’s model said to be based on the hardware and design of the as yet unannounced LG G3.

Google’s Sundar Pichai already confirmed that a new Nexus mobile device will launch sometime in the second half of this year, which would indicate that Google is sticking to the same launch cycle as the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 5. Both devices launched sometime at the end of October, so it is likely that we will see the Nexus 6 announcement at the same time this year.

According to Android Geeks, the Nexus 6 will feature a fingerprint authentication system. The device will also likely come with the same hardware as the G3, which would mean a 5.2-inch QHD screen, Snapdragon 805 with a quad-core 2.7 GHz CPU, 3 GB RAM and 16/32 GB internal memory. The slight decrease in screen size from 5.5 inches on the G3 to the 5.2 inches is said to better accommodate the fingerprint sensor in a chassis that is similar to that of the G3. The Nexus 6 is also said to come with the next major version of Android.

This might be the last Nexus mobile device on offer, as Google looks to move away from the Nexus line in lieu of the Android Silver program.

Source: Android Geeks

Harish Jonnalagadda
Harish Jonnalagadda is an avid reader of science-fiction novels. A long-time Arsenal fan, his other interests include gaming, basketball and making music. He also likes tinkering with hardware in his free time.

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