There’s been no dearth of leaks around this year’s upcoming Google Nexus smartphones. HTC is believed to be working on two devices, codenamed Sailfish and Marlin. While we have come across alleged renders of the Nexus devices, a sketchy leak now gives us a glimpse at a real-life photo of the Nexus Marlin. Also Read - Free COVID-19 vaccine: Today’s Google Doodle urges all to get vaccinated, wear maskAlso Read - HP Chromebook 11a review: Great for students, not so for professionals
Let’s start out by saying there is not a lot to go with, and the only thing visible is the About Phone screen. It shows the model name as Marlin and it runs on Android N. It also has the latest July 2016 security patches from Google. The phone seems to be covered by a case and the rather dimly lit photo makes it difficult to say much about the Marlin’s overall design.
HTC Nexus Marlin specifications
From what we have come across so far, the HTC Nexus Marlin is expected to feature a 5.5-inch QHD (2560 1440 pixels) AMOLED display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 or 821 processor, and 4GB of RAM. It is also expected to be available in two storage options — 32GB and 128GB.
HTC Nexus Marlin features
On the photography front, there is likely to be a 12-megapixel rear camera, and an 8-megapixel selfie camera up front. The Marlin is also likely to feature bottom-firing speakers, a fingerprint scanner placed at the back, a 3,450mAh battery, and USB Type-C port.
The HTC Nexus Sailfish, on the other hand, is expected to feature a 5-inch 1080p display, and a smaller 2,770mAh battery as well. The rest of the specifications though are expected to remain the same. There is however no word on when Google is planning on launching these two Nexus devices.