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We heard last month that there was a new Nexus phablet on the way, code-named Shamu. The device is said to have a 5.9-inch 1440×2560 screen and a fingerprint sensor, and to be made by Motorola rather than LG – and seemed a good candidate for the Nexus 6.

PhoneArena is now citing anonymous Motorola sources as saying that the device will instead be launched as the Nexus X, to avoid trademark issues over the Nexus-6 androids in the Philip K Dick novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep – later turned into the cult movie Blade Runner … 

The claim appears to be a little sketchy, referencing a claimed lawsuit threat by Dick’s daughter that never materialised, and with even the source saying that the name hasn’t yet been finalized but that Nexus X is merely the “most likely” choice.

In addition to the large, 2K screen, other specs are said to be “a Snapdragon 805 clocked at 2.7GHz, a 13-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization, and a 2.1-megapixel front camera.” The source claims the phablet will be launched without fanfare around Halloween, and this much at least is in line with earlier expectations.

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