HTC Next, Marlin Leaked

by Linda Olson July 2, 2016, 0:49

If the rumoured specs above turn out to be true, then we will be disappointed with the fact that the speakers are not positioned at the front, like other HTC devices.

Under the hood, the Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor is expected to power this smartphone. Last year, the Nexus 5X was the clear second fiddle to the more powerful 6P. Also, rumors suggest that both models will have an identical design and most likely, HTC will opt for a metallic body. For specifications, the alleged "Marlin" Nexus is said to sport a 12-megapixel rear camera alongside an 8-megapixel front camera. Then in April, famous leakster Evan Blass confirmed that the two handsets are indeed real and will be codenamed Sailfish and Marlin.

The next flagship could have a design very similar to HTC 10 with its 5.5-inch display.

The Nexus Sailfish is said to be slightly smaller at 5-inches with a lower resolution of 1920 x 1080. Rounding out the Marlin's rumored feature set are 32GB and 128GB storage options and Bluetooth 4.2.

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The battery inside Marlin is comparatively bigger than the one in Sailfish, at 3450mAh. This could hint on a new Nexus smartphone line coming to store possibly sometime in October.

Previously, the name of the device is said to be HTC Marlin but now that it appears to show another codename, Sailfish - strongly believed to be the much-awaited Nexus Phone 2016 HTC. There are several developer builds of the software out now so we know plenty about it already, even though the final build won't release until Marlin and Sailfish. You can read all about Android Nougat and what to expect in our preview.

The Nexus 6P 2016 based on the HTC One M10 would make a superb handset and it may have the Snapdragon 820 processor and the Adreno 530 graphics.

Having two Nexus phones that share the technical specs but differ only in screen size and battery capacity is a new approach from Android that seems to take a leaf out of Apple's book.

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