We already have a fair idea on the kind of specifications and features that the HTC-built Nexus smartphones could come with. If the rumors are to be believed, then this year’s Nexus smartphones will be inspired by Apple’s iPhone strategy where two smartphones will be launched with similar features but different display sizes. The features aside, we may finally have our first glimpse at what this year’s Nexus smartphones could look like. Also Read - UEFA Euro 2020: Colourful Google Doodle kicks off European Football ChampionshipAlso Read - Android 12 beta 2 rolling out: New privacy features, tweaked design and more
A source with knowledge of the matter helped the folks at Android Police make a mockup of what the HTC-built Nexus smartphones could look like. The overall design is drastically different from what we have seen in the past couple of years. If we were to nitpick, we would say it looks a bit like HTC’s Desire range of devices. Also Read - Sundar Pichai: 5 interesting facts about Google CEO you never heard before
The publication says the Nexus smartphones will come with an aluminum body, what looks like a glass panel at the top that gives the device a two-tone look, and a ‘gentle curve’ around the edges. We can also just about make out a circular fingerprint scanner placed at the back, and the ‘G’ logo at the bottom. As with such rumors we will advise a bit of caution, and the publication too says that the design could be changed/tweaked by the time Google launches the smartphones.
The HTC Marlin Nexus is expected to come with a 5.5-inch QHD (2560 1440 pixels) AMOLED display, Qualcomm quad-core processor, 4GB of RAM, and two storage options — 32GB and 128GB. It is also likely to feature a 12-megapixel rear camera, 8-megapixel selfie camera, bottom-firing speakers, a fingerprint scanner placed at the back, a 3,450mAh battery, and USB Type-C port.
The HTC Sailfish Nexus smartphone, on the other hand, is expected to feature a smaller 5-inch 1080p display and a smaller 2,770mAh battery as well. The rest of the specifications though are expected to remain the same. The upcoming Nexus smartphones will also run on the latest Android Nougat out-of-the-box.