Just under a week ago, a report by Android Police came out which claimed to have leaked the specifications which would be assigned to a secondary Nexus smartphone codenamed “Sailfish” or “S1”. Now, the publication is back at it again with another report which claims to have leaked the specs which will be assigned to a bigger Nexus handset codenamed “Marlin”. The blog gives the information they obtained about the device a 9 out of 10 confidence level as they are pretty much certain this is what to expect in the upcoming Android Nougat showcase.

Here’s a full list of the specs leaked.

  • Manufactured by HTC
  • Quad-core Qualcomm processor
  • 5.5″ QHD (2560×1440) AMOLED display
  • USB-C port
  • 12MP rear camera, 8MP front
  • Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • 4GB RAM
  • 3450mAh battery
  • Bottom-firing speakers
  • 32/128GB of storage
  • Bluetooth 4.2

As you can see, it appears that the Nexus lineup will be sticking with a Qualcomm processor for the main flagship which is a great sight to see as it opens up the opportunity for a chipset such as the Snapdragon 821 or 823 to make it’s way inside the device. There’s also supposed to be a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display which, while is great to have, is actually a downgrade from last year’s Nexus 6P. If you recall, the 6P boasts a 5.7-inch screen, so you’re going to be losing 0.2-inches of screen real-estate. This shouldn’t really be a problem to most people as this would create a sharper picture and better PPI count, however you’re nonetheless gonna have less room to work on your new smartphone.

As per the camera set up, the upcoming “Marlin” Nexus will likely share the same sensors as it’s little brother, the “Sailfish” Nexus, just like the 6P and 5X do now. According to both spec sheets for the devices, they will each sport 12MP main and 8MP secondary cameras. This leads to the conclusion that we’ll see the same snappers on both handsets. Of course, we could be totally wrong, however it’s something to base our beliefs off of.

Storage wise, it looks like we’re gonna be seeing just two configurations, with one being 32GB and the other 128GB. According to Android Police, there won’t be any middle man (like a 64GB option) for sale from both the bigger and smaller Nexuses. It’ll be interesting to see how the public purchases these smartphones and what their reasoning for picking up a particular storage option is. Some might say that 32GB is the sweet spot and is right for them, while others may say that 32GB isn’t enough however 64GB is so they had to get 128GB instead. Nonetheless, I believe getting rid of the 64GB option is probably a smart move to get people to upgrade their storage habits.

Other than the extra gigabyte of RAM to total 4GB inside the “Marlin” Nexus, everything else seems to be the same as the 6P. The same rear-mounted fingerprint sensor is here, the same 3450mAh battery, the same USB-C port, and the same Bluetooth 4.2 capabilities. Of course, that bottom-firing speaker is new, but let’s not talk about it…for now.

All in all, I think these specs are pretty on point. I can totally see them being built right into the upcoming flagship Nexus “Marlin”, however only time will tell if I’m right or not. Nonetheless, what we have for now is a peek into what Google and HTC have in store for the latter part of 2016.

What’s your take? Are these specifications legit or totally fake? Let us know your opinion in the comments!


Source: Android Police

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