Google will launch its new Nexus 6 phablet this month, earlier than expected and giving the handset plenty of time to capitalise on the Christmas market.
The capacious Android flagship is being made by Motorola under the codename ‘shamu’.
‘Three people familiar with the situation’ have revealed the Big G’s plans to the Wall Street Journal.
While Google did not comment, the handset has been widely leaked in recent weeks.
With a 5.9–inch screen, the Nexus 6 will represent the largest phone in Google’s own-branded product portfolio and lands after a report revealed that almost a quarter of all smartphones sold in 2014 will be phablets, according to Strategy Analytics.
A specific launch date for the Nexus 6 is as yet unclear, but it appears Google is keen to take on Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 4 and Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus sooner than first thought.
The device is expected to come with Google’s latest Android L software, trailed at the company’s I/O event earlier this year.
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