We already know that HTC is making the nexus smartphones this year for Google – code names Sailfish and Marlin. The Sailfish is expected to be a compact and cheaper model and the specifications were leaked a weak ago. Now the elder sibling, HTC Nexus Marlin has been spotted in benchmarking site AnTuTu. Now we clearly know some of its features and specifications.
HTC Nexus Marlin Features
It was spotted by TimesNews, the HTC Marlin has a 5.5 inch QHD display with a resolution of 1440×2560 pixels. It has a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor and Adreno 430 GPU with 4 GB RAM. The handset has 32 GB internal storage, but there is no word if there is MicroSD card support.
There is a 13 MP camera on the rear and an 8 MP camera on the front. HTC Nexus Marlin will be running Android 7.0 out of the box with a 3450 mAh battery. Other features are 4G LTE, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and USB Type-C port.
Nexus Sailfish will have a smaller 5 inch full HD (1920×1080) display. All other features will be same as the Nexus Marlin. Including the Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor and Adreno 430 GPU with 4 GB RAM. Both the handsets are also expected to have fingerprint scanner and NFC support.
For now, there is no official confirmation from Google about when they plan to launch the two Nexus smartphones. Rumors point out that the launch will be in October 4th event. It is also expected that Google will launch new Nexus Smartwatches running on Android Wear OS.