Aug 14 AT 11:48 AM Dima Aryeh 6 Comments

GFXBench info claims Motorola Shamu to feature 5.2-inch display

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When we last heard about the Motorola Shamu, the device was talked about as what could possibly be the next Nexus device. But the rumor of the huge 5.9-inch display had worried a few people. If the next Nexus device was going to be so huge, it would be unappealing to a big portion of the population. Luckily, this might not be the case.

According to some new specs found on GFXBench, the Motorola Shamu will actually have a 5.2-inch display, which is a much more manageable size. This should make Nexus fans happy, as a 5.9-inch display is a pretty extreme size.

Benchmark specs are pretty easy to fake so don’t go believing this too readily. But if it’s true, it’ll be a big relief for many people. I for one wanted a huge Nexus device, so we’ll have to wait and see how this turns out. What size would you like the Nexus 6 to be?

Via: Pocket Now

Source: GFXBench

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • steve99

    I wanted the 5.9 inch nexus. I already own the 5.5 inch LG G3 and wanted. A second phone close to 6 inches, even the note 4 is going to be too small for me at 5.7 inches

    • Nate B.

      How is that too small for you exactly? How big are you hands? I’m just curious.

  • steve99

    The shamu does look nice though. Maybe they have a 2 size nexus option, that would be awsome

  • Nate B.

    5.2 is fine for me. 5.7 is fine for me since I own a Note 3, but I wouldn’t want a Nexus device that big. The fact its called a Note makes sense as to why its that big. People want bigger and bigger screens, but don’t realize they’re not doing anything different on their new big screen than they were with their slightly smaller screen. Yes, we can have small bezels to use more space in a smaller frame, but it gets to a point where the phone has to grow bigger physically all around.

    Anyways, for a Nexus device the rumored specs all sound nice, but I just want the camera to be legit and the software is always taken care of. I want the battery to be bigger as well, plus its already known Android L is much better with battery life, so that with a bigger battery plus, a new processor that handles power consumption would be awesome. The most interactive part of the phone is the software and stock is good with that. What will make it more unified is if developers take on the L design and make quality apps visually and functionality wise. Even if you have a simple app that does cropping for a wallpaper, it should look beautiful. It bothers me that some apps still get the job done but look like Froyo still.

  • yorkshire_geek

    As a Nexus 5 and a OnePlusOne owner, it “depends”.

    If the storage available is high enough and the battery life is high enough, then instead of a small phone + tablet, you can get by just with a phone, then you’re more comfortable with that phone being physically large. That size then allows the storage+battery to fit inside.

    Hence a few combinations work, some don’t.

    If the “Shamu” (although I notice it is “shamu’ which makes me think this is faked personally) is 5.2″ AND it is 64GB+ and has 3000mah+ then I’m very interested so long as its competitively costed relative to OPO say $350.

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