Nexus fans can let out a small cheer this week, after the heavily rumoured Google Nexus 6 handset went through the industry standard Benchmark tests from Antutu.
The tests, which determine the quality of multiple components within a smartphone often act as proof that a handset is in development, and lists a number of key specs along with the codename of the device.
This latest leak definitely comes as good news for Nexus fans, which have been patiently waiting for the next instalment of the handset for quite a while now.
According to the leak, which lists the Nexus 6 under the pseudonym ‘Shamu’, a recognised nickname for the device, the Nexus 6 will be one of the first handsets to pack Android’s next mobile operating system.
Android L as it’s currently known is in a developer version state for now, with Google ironing out any issues with the system ahead of its release, which is expected in the coming months.
Also listed on the tests was a Snapdragon 805 chipset, which will give the Nexus 6 speeds that are more than competitive with many flagship handsets currently gracing the smartphone market.
An Adreno 420 GPU and 3GB RAM also make the cut on the upcoming Google handset, adding even more power to a handset that is quickly becoming one of the most talked about devices of the year.
Another impressive talking point to mention is the inclusion of a QHD display, which sizes up at 5.2”, making for a razor sharp quality at a more than generous size.
Of course, no smartphone nowadays would be complete without a camera adorning it and it’s no different with the Nexus 6, which is set to sport a 13 megapixel effort on its back side, and a 2.1 megapixel lens for selfies.
Other details about the hugely anticipated device have been kept quiet for now, meaning we’ll all have to play the waiting game until another announcement or leak is made.
For now though it’s safe to say that things are certainly looking promising for Android fans after a Nexus device.
It’s unknown just how far through development the Nexus 6 is, but many experts are guessing that the handset should be hitting shelves before Christmas to help generate sales over the festive period.
In terms of pricing, the Nexus 6 isn’t looking like the cheapest handset on the market by any means, but you can expect to pay less than if you were to shell out for the latest iPhone handset.
In general, you can expect to pick up a Nexus 6 for approximately £500 sim-free, with contract deals verging more toward the £30/month mark, obviously depending on what storage option you go for.
Of course, take pricing and release date details with a pinch of salt for now, until we know for sure about these last bits of detail.