Next Nexus To Have Larger Screen?
Google is officially joining the phablet craze with the latest of its Nexus line of smartphones. Last year the Internet search giant released a phone with a 5.0-inch screen, the Nexus 5, which was received quite well by the market.
Keen to build on the success of the Nexus 5, Google has enlisted the help of Motorola in the design of a 5.9-inch phablet which is currently being called the Nexus 6 although there has been no official communication regarding its name.
This is the first time Google will be working with the Illinois-based telecommunications firm as previous Nexus models have been built by HTC, Samsung, Asus and LG, which made the Nexus 4 and 5.
This is according to sources cited by the Wall Street Journal.
Clearly the search giant is sensing a shifting trend towards phones that can perform the functions of a tablet. The popularity of these convergent devices has been borne out by Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus which has seen more demand in places than the 4.7-inch iPhone 6. This has proved that demand for bigger-screened phones is not just limited to China or the Far East
. But it is clear that consumers from this part of the world have an affinity for larger screens; 43 percent of all smartphones purchased in the Asia-Pacific area were of phones with bigger screens. Purchases of phablets accounted for 39% of the phones bought in China.
But the West is catching up to the East in terms of love for the bigger phone. Close to 30% of all orders for smartphones in Europe were for phones with screens bigger than five inches.
In the US the figure is closer to 32%. With such impressive numbers and current trends in favor of bigger phones, you can’t blame Google for joining the phablet bandwagon.
If you fancy owning the new Google Nexus, you can place an order through the Google Play Store or visit selected mobile phone stores.
The trend towards bigger phones that blur the line between smartphone and tablet can be blamed on Samsung. The South Korean tech company more or less sparked this trend when it introduced the Samsung Galaxy Note range of phones.
Model after model, these phones have come with bigger screens. The latest iteration of the Note is the Galaxy Note 4 and this model comes with 5.7 inches of crystal-clear screen.