Google has been working on two new Nexus smartphone codenamed ‘Sailfish’ and ‘Marlin’ from the past few months. Both these smartphones are being made in collaboration with the HTC and they might be launched by the end of this year.
HTC Nexus Marlin: Specifications
The Nexus Sailfish was spotted on AnTuTu and it visited Geekbench a few days back, but now Marlin has been spotted on AnTuTu as well, revealing almost all of its specifications. According to the AnTuTu listing we’ve spotted, the Nexus Marlin will have a 5.5-inch display size (expected to be an AMOLED panel) and a screen resolution of 2560×1440 pixels.
The Nexus Marlin has been spotted on AnTuTu running Android 7.0 Nougat NMR1 (Nougat Manufacturer Release 1) and featuring Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with Adreno 530 GPU. The Nexus Sailfish, which will be announced along with the Marlin, was spotted a few days back also showcased the same processor but an older version of Android (6.0 Marshmallow).
The variant spotted on AnTuTu has 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Moreover, we can also expect the high-end variant of the device with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage considering the competition these days. It is also expected to feature a fingerprint sensor, a bottom-firing loudspeaker, and USB Type-C port.
The Marlin is expected to come with a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. It will most probably support 4K video recording, similar to last year’s LG Nexus 5X and Huawei Nexus 6P. The Nexus Marlin is expected to feature a 3,450mAh battery, similar to the Nexus 6P
Two Nexus smartphones are expected to arrive next month, but Google hasn’t announced a fixed date yet.