The battle lines are drawn, and companies are out to reap big from the high demand for high performance super-sized smartphones, or better still phablets. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) isn’t ready to lag behind after companies such as Samsung and Apple Inc unveiled their treats. Sources close to the Android developer have leaked that the company will be releasing its biggest sized phone this month.
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) didn’t fail to code-name the phone accordingly, calling it Shamu, a killer whale. Will the phone kill the competition or simply be another big smartphone in the market? That’s for users to say.
The Menlo Park, California-based company is keen on taking a big chunk of the wildly growing market for phablets whose growth has been attributed to the fact that more people carry out more demanding tasks on their phones while others are viewing videos and playing games, making it imperative to have wider screens.
Sources revealed that the phone features 5.92-inch screen and a high resolution display. However, the phone is rumored not to bring a lot of improvements over the previously launched smartphones. It’s said that it will still run on 3GB RAM and use the same quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor. What’s rumored to have been improved is the primary camera, which now offers 13 megapixels from the previous 12 megapixels. The sources also revealed that the phone is to be sold under the Nexus brand.
The phone will be wider than both Samsung Galaxy Note and iPhone 6 Plus. Similar sources have also indicated that Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) will seize the same opportunity to release the newest version of its widely used Android operating system.
Will Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) release Shamu alone or will it be released alongside other devices? That’s not clear though, but many analysts feel that the company should borrow a leaf from Apple Inc. that released a wide iPhone 6 Plus and a smaller iPhone 6 in a bid to capture two categories of users.
This article has been written by Victor Ochieng.