Google May Release 2 New Smartphones This Year, And 1 Of Them Will Be Gigantic

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Google is reportedly planning to release two new smartphones this year, one with a 5.9-inch screen and another with a 5.2-inch display, according to Phone Arena’ Michael Heller.

Rumors about Google’ next smartphone have been circulating Web for months.

We first heard Google is planning to launch a giant phablet-sized Nexus phone back in July, when Android said  device would debut in November. phone believed to be a joint effort between Google and Motorola, but Android report suggests will launch Google’s Nexus brand.

At same , Motorola has been rumoured to be working on two new smartphones — its flagship successor to Moto X known as Moto X+1, and a separate device called the Moto S.

Motorola is believed to be testing two different model sizes for this Moto S — a 5.2-inch version and a 5.9-inch variant. This isn’t to be confused with Google’s alleged Nexus X, since Phone Arena says a 5.9-inch Nexus X is already scheduled to go to . From what we understand, sounds like the Moto S is a separate device and Motorola is testing in two different sizes. [eap_ad_1] Which size makes to will depend on the success of the Moto X+1, which is said to be slightly larger than the 4.7-inch Moto X.

So how does this relate to Google’s new Nexus smartphones?  If Motorola decides to bring its 5.9-inch version of the Moto S to instead of the 5.2-inch model, Google may repurpose smaller Moto S and brand as a second Nexus device. So, depending on Motorola’s choices, Google could launch a 5.9-inch Nexus phablet and a smaller 5.2-inch Nexus phone.

A 5.9-inch screen is unusually large for a smartphone. In , it’s just about one inch shy of a tablet. The Galaxy Mega, which comes in both 5.8- and 6.3-inch sizes, is the only other phablet would compare in size to Google’s upcoming giant smartphone.

There’s word on when we should expect these phones to debut, but last year Google quietly unveiled its Nexus 5 smartphone and Android 4.4 KitKat at the end of October. It’s also important to note that Google hasn’t confirmed any plans to release new smartphones in its Nexus line just yet. (Business Insider)