Google and HTC will this year work together again on the Nexus 2016 handsets dubbed Marlin and Sailfish, this is according to new documents that have been obtained from the FCC.
There have been numerous leaks of the supposed specs and design language that the Google Nexus 2016 handsets will reportedly adopt, but none of these came out from any of the official names expected to be behind the making of the two handsets. However, finally, HTC has dropped a huge hint that it is indeed the company to be behind the manufacturing of the Nexus 2016 phones.
According to the documents, which were sent to the FCC in regards to two Google Nexus 2016 phones with model numbers G-2PW2100 and G-2PW4100, HTC says that it will be providing a final user guide later on as the current version is only a draft. While the listing does not put it clear that HTC will be making two Google Nexus phones this year, the fact that it has confirmed it will be submitting user guides for two Nexus devices later on could easily suggest that the two phones’ launch date is just around the corner.
Android 7.0 Nougat to power the devices out of the box
When finally unveiled, the two Nexus 2016 Marlin and Sailfish handsets will be powered by the new Android 7.0 Nougat OS, which will soon be made available for download on Nexus devices and other compatible handsets.
Other rumors add that the flagship Marlin will come with a larger 5.5-inch QHD screen while the smaller Sailfish will pack a 5-inch Full HD screen. Other than these, the Google Nexus 2016 phones will come with the same specs as well as design, including the material build. Some of these similarities include housing a Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB RAM as well as 32GB of onboard storage. Buyers of the Marlin will also get a 13MP snapper on the back and an 8MP selfie camera, but those of the Sailfish will get a 12MP rear snapper and a similar 8MP front camera.
The smaller Nexus 2016 Sailfish will pack an equally smaller but still capable 2770mAh battery that is rechargeable via a USB Type-C port. The same port will also be used to charge the 3450mAh unit to be used on the Nexus 2016 Marlin.
A report in India suggests that two Google-branded smartphones will be launched this September, but it does not specify that the phones will indeed be the anticipated Nexus 2016 phones.
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