Motorola ‘Shamu’ 6-inch Nexus X Phablet Breaks Cover Along With Moto X+1

While smartphone buyers are fixated on Apple's upcoming iPhone 6 launch, Motorola is getting ready to make a splash with Shamu, the rumored successor to Google's Nexus X (some have also speculated that Shamu could be the forthcoming Nexus 6). As the device gets closer to launch, two Shamu prototypes were spotted on Zauba, an Indian site that lists import and export information.

According to the chart, Motorola imported two Shamu phablets to India back on August 20 for "demo purposes." It lists the value of each handset at 34,982 Rupees, which is about $578 in U.S. currency. The chart also reveals a model number for Shamu: Motorola XT1112.

Shamu Chart
Source: Zauba

Based on various reports and rumors, Shamu is expected to launch on October 31 and bring with it a 2560x1440 resolution display, quad-core Snapdragon 805 CPU, Adreno 420 GPU, 2.1MP front-facing camera, 13MP rear-facing camera, and a pair of stereo speakers on front.

Shamu isn't the only handset Motorola is readying. Images of the Moto X+1, the successor to the Moto X, are popping up online. The most recent of those show the Moto X+1 with a wooden back panel, whereas previous images displayed a black leather backside.

Moto X+1
Image Source: TK Tech News

TK Tech News got its hands on the device and discovered that the Motorola logo on the back is a power button. The site also notes four sensors on the front (possibly for 3D effects) and an aluminum frame.

Rumored specs of the Moto X+1 include a 5.2-inch Full HD 1080p display, 2.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 2MP front-facing camera, 12MP rear-facing camera, and Android 4.4.4 KitKat.