HTC is widely expected to be working on the two new Nexus devices codenamed M1 and S1, the short forms for codenames ‘Marlin’ and ‘Sailfish’, to launch this year. Both the ‘Marlin’ and ‘Sailfish’ are rumoured to be the platform lead devices for Android Nougat.
Now, a new leak has surfaced tipping the innards of the larger of the two rumoured HTC-made Nexus devices. According to Android Police, the HTC ‘Marlin’ is said to sport quad-core Snapdragon 820 or the rumoured 821/ 823 processors, and feature 5.5-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) Amoled display.
The ‘Marlin’ Nexus smartphone is claimed to sport a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner while also come with USB Type-C port, much like the current Nexus smartphones. For specifications, the alleged ‘Marlin’ Nexus is said to sport a 12-megapixel rear camera alongside an 8-megapixel front camera. The handset is expected to feature 4GB of RAM and pack a large 3450mAh battery.
The new leaked details add that the ‘Marlin’ Nexus smartphone will sport bottom-firing speakers. The handset will come in 32GB and 128GB storage options and there will be no 64GB storage model. ‘Marlin’ Nexus smartphone is also said to support Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity option.
An earlier report had suggested that the alleged HTC ‘Sailfish’ Nexus smartphone will feature a 5-inch full-HD display with 440ppi pixel density; a quad-core 64-bit quad-core processor; 4GB of RAM; 32GB storage; 12-megapixel rear camera; 8-megapixel front camera, and a 2770mAh battery. The handset is also expected to sport rear-mounted fingerprint scanner along with the USB Type-C port and bottom speaker.
Google’s parent company, Alphabet, had reportedly signed a three-year contract with HTC to make Nexus devices.