Google Nexus 6 coming with finger print scanner to be based on LG G3
Google’s sixth generation Nexus smartphone will be reportedly based on LG’s next flagship smartphone. Google’s Senior Vice President Sundar Pichai confirmed that the Nexus 6 release date has been set for the second half of the year.
Google will continue their collaboration with LG and that the Nexus 5 follow-up will be based on the hardware platform and design of the yet-unannounced LG G3.
The Nexus 6 is expected to arrive with a new design that will be influenced by the one of the LG G3 and since there is a fingerprint sensor involved, Google might not want to make the jump to a 5.5-inch screen (the rumored display size for the LG G3). Google and LG will most likely settle for a 5.2-inch screen that will borrow the Quad HD (1440 x 2560) resolution of the G3. The HTC One Max showed us that a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor is not reliable in terms of ergonomics, therefore we might see a Nexus 6 with the new sensor embedded below the screen, just like the iPhone 5S and the Galaxy S5.
The LG G3 release date is forecasted to happen between May and July 2014 while Google has indicated that the Nexus 6 will go live on the Play Store in the second half of the year, probably between August and October.