Nexus 6
A render of Nexus 6 manufactured by Motorola. Android Police

Rumours are again doing the rounds about Google's next Nexus smartphone, the Nexus 6.

Over the past few months there have been several reports about the hardware specs, leaked images, as well as the name of Google's upcoming Nexus smartphone, known as Motorola Shamu or the Nexus X.

But a new disclosure by Android Police, which has received fresh details about the Nexus smartphone, confirms that the device will be called 'Nexus 6', incorporating a 5.9in Quad HD display with pixel density at 496 pixels per inch (ppi).

Android Police published a render of the Nexus 6, which looks like a larger version of Moto X while matching the leaked images that appeared recently.

If you look at the photo closely, the Nexus does have black front-facing stereo speakers with the Power and Volume buttons placed farther down the side of the device.

New icons

There are a number of enhanced icons such as Phone Dialer, Play Store, Gmail and Play apps.

Also, there are a few new icons such as Maps, Google and a Drive folder on the home screen to edit apps. Another new icon, which is likely to be a messaging app, can be noticed placed next to the dialer. This indicates the return of the Messaging app with Hangout.

The photo also suggests that battery, Wi-Fi and cell signal icons are refreshed to be a part of the new Nexus handset.

Hardware features

The same report further states that Nexus 6 will have the same aluminium framing as the Moto X 2nd gen and a similar camera unit of 13 megapixels with Optical Image Stabilisation and dual-flash ring configuration, and a two megapixel front-facing camera. It will pack a 3,200mAh battery.

The Nexus 6 will support Motorola's Turbo charger providing a faster charging experience.

Based on this information, it seems the Nexus 6 fits into the large-screen smartphone segment. There is no indication on whether or not Google has plans to come out with a smaller variant.