By now, we already know that HTC is making two new Nexus smartphones this year — codenamed Sailfish and Marlin. The Sailfish is expected to be a compact and cheaper model of the two, and its specifications and features were recently leaked via a benchmarking website. Now, its elder sibling, the HTC Marlin, has also been spotted on benchmarking site AnTuTu. The listing also reveals some of its key specifications and features. 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
Spotted by TimesNews, the HTC Marlin sports a 5.5-inch QHD display running at a resolution of 1440x2560pixels. At the heart of the smartphone runs Qualcomm s Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor paired with 4GB of RAM and Adreno 530 GPU. With 32GB onboard storage, there is no word on whether or not it is expandable.
The listing also reveals a 13-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing shooter. Armed with 3,450mAh battery, the device runs on Android Nougat 7.0. It is also expected to come with connectivity options such as 4G LTE, Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and USB Type-C port.
The HTC Nexus Sailfish, on the other hand, is expected to sport a slightly smaller 5-inch full HD (1080p) display. Rest of the specifications and connectivity options are likely to remain the same — including Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, Adreno 530 GPU and 32GB onboard storage with a microSD card slot. Both, the smartphones are also expected to come with NFC connectivity and fingerprint scanner at the back.
As of now, Google hasn t officially announced as to when plans to launch the two Nexus smartphones, but rumors point to October 4 unveiling. Google is also expected to introduce Nexus smartwatches running on Android Wear OS at the event.