Just recently, details of the HTC Marlin Google Nexus 2016 phone showed up, indicating that this handset will be joining the flagship family by replacing the Nexus 6P.
Now, in the latest round of leaks, an alleged HTC Sailfish has leaked showing up details of what the other Google Nexus 2016 phone packs in terms of specs. Don’t be surprised at the persistent inclusion of HTC, for it seems all but confirmed that this Taiwanese company will be taking charge of the two handsets, as opposed to earlier suggestions that Huawei will keep its place as far as one of the variants is concerned.
Earlier reports about the device codenamed Marlin showed that the handset will come with a 5.5-inch display screen. Well, just like earlier rumors had claimed that the Google Nexus 2016 phones will come with two variants of 5.5 and 5.2 inches, the second, codenamed Sailfish, will indeed come with this screen size.
The news comes from none other than Evan Blass, the famous leaker who is known for his works when it comes to getting out rumors about upcoming smartphones. Blass supposedly came across a list of hardware details regarding the upcoming HTC Sailfish smartphone. Apparently, the lower-end Google Nexus 2016 phone will share quite a number of hardware specs with its flagship counterpart. While the Sailfish will have a smaller 5.2-inch Full HD display screen with a pixel density of 420ppi, the flagship model packs a superior 5.5-inch QHD panel with 1440p resolution.
Under the hood, the rumored Google Nexus 2016 handset will come with a Snapdragon 820 SoC, which is the same chipset that its counterpart is expected to hold. Still, with the recent announcement of the Snapdragon 821 SoC, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the high-end Google Nexus 2016 phone shipping with the new chip instead.
Expect to come across a fingerprint scanner for security purposes as well as authoring Android Pay payments. As for the software, Android Nougat will power the two Google Nexus 2016 handsets out of the box.
Google is expected to make the new Android Nougat official this summer and unveil the 2016 HTC Nexus smartphones later in fall.