As we get closer to the release of the Google Nexus 6 aka Nexus 6 smartphone, we’re starting to see the community getting worried about the rumored size. We want to know what you think about a 5.9-inch Nexus phablet.
Google Nexus 6 speculations rise up
There’s been a trend in the smartphone market lately where the size of the display continues to increase year after year. It’s getting to the point where flagship ‘minis’ are starting to become too big for a segment of the community. Lots of these people went with the Moto X last year, but even Motorola is rumored to be releasing a 5.2-inch successor to last year’s flagship. How long will this trend continue?
This is even getting to the point where some users are getting mad about it. This new trend is the source of tweets like, “If you want a tablet, buy a tablet!”. Up until now, most people in the Android community have been okay with the screen sizes getting bigger since they have always had multiple choices for smaller devices. As more manufacturers release bigger devices though, their choices are starting to dwindle. If the 5.2-inch Moto X+1 and the 5.9-inch Nexus 6/X are to be believed, customers with a preference for 4-inch devices (and want top-of-the-line hardware) will have to go with an iPhone 6 or the Xperia Z3 Compact.
We wanted to hear what our readers thought of this situation. If you would, please leave a comment below and tell us whether or not you enjoy the 5-inch to 6-inch smartphones. It would only be a minor issue if the segment of the community who prefers a 4-inch to 5-inch device is rather small. However, if it’s 50/50, or if there are more people who want these smaller devices, then this is going to become an issue. At first glance, it would seem that manufacturers should have sales data and they should know what the majority prefers. Then again, it could come down to a technical issue.
If it’s simply too difficult to create a 1080p (or higher) display on a screen smaller than 5 inches, then that’s why we might be seeing this trend for larger smartphones. I’m not an expert on displays and I don’t know what the majority of the Android community wants. That’s the point of this discussion. We want to hear what our readers think of this trend.