Photo credit: Google
Photo credit: Google

As the calendar crawls towards 29 September, we’re seeing a steady stream of Nexus-related leaks and tips – yesterday we heard that Google’s 2015 flagships were going to be called the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P.

That was yesterday. Today Android Police is reporting that the larger, Huawei-made Nexus is going to be available with a whopping 128GB of storage, which would be a record for a Nexus-branded device.

It also puts the Nexus 6 (or 6P) on a par with other 2015 flagships such as theSamsung Galaxy S6. Android Police says “multiple trusted sources” indicate 32GB, 64GB and 128GB variants are going to be available, with a US$50-100 premium on each one.

Space race

Even with a growing number of apps relying on cloud storage, phone makers have responded to user demand for extra gigabytes. Apple is one of the few high-profile manufacturers still sticking with the 16GB entry level device.

Android Police says it’s unlikely but not impossible that this year’s Nexus 6 is going to come with a microSD card slot when it finally sees the light of day. If it does, that’s a potential 256GB of storage we’re looking at.

Plenty of room for your music and movie collection if you need to go offline for a while. For more on what we think we know about the upcoming handsets, check out our complete guides to the new Nexus 5 and Nexus 6.