When the Nexus 6 was launched, not many gave it a second thought. Folks were immersed in the phablet trend yet they preferred devices that didn’t go pass the 5.7-inch mark.
Of course, there were other device that measured about 6.0-inches, just like the Nexus 6, but they weren’t credited as well-designed models. They were merely large models and nothing more can be said.
However, the Nexus 6 stood as proof that ergonomics doesn’t only mean fitting comfortably in one palm. It’s often the case that anything that passes the 5.7-inch mark would need both hands to use but the Nexus 6 was so good to use and it didn’t even need a stylus, unlike the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
That said, Google regarded the Nexus 6 as a one-time effort and didn’t see the need to recreate better versions of it. The Nexus 6P as well as the Pixel XL that came after the Nexus 6 were entirely different devices, much to the dismay of fans. It’s not too far-fetched to say that the Nexus 6 may the first and last of its kind.
It will be beneficial for the Mountain View designers to look at the Nexus 6 for inspiration for the sequels to the Pixel and Pixel XL devices, though.
Google is currently seeking for fans’ assistance to offer feedback on the styling of its existing models; since the Nexus 6 is one of the most popular models from the Nexus family, it could be the benchmark for all upcoming Pixel models.
On top of that, if the rumor mill turns out to be true, we can expect to see a 6.2-inch Samsung flagship device, the Galaxy S8 Plus. It really looks like Samsung is trying to color outside the lines of the phablet trend. Well, if it happens, it’ll be good news for Nexus 6 fans all over the world.