As the launch date of the Google Nexus 2016 phones draws closer, rumors about the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X successors continue to jam the internet space with respect to what we can expect from HTC, the company believed to be behind the production of the two handsets.
The ongoing rumors have suggested that the two Google Nexus 2016 handsets in the making have been codenamed Marlin and Sailfish. While the former is said to be the flagship variant, the latter will reportedly come in to replace the mid-range Nexus 5X. A lot has been doing rounds with respect to the Nexus 2016 Marlin, but little has been said of the Sailfish.
With regards to the former, reports have indicated that HTC will bring down the screen size of the Nexus 6P successor from 5.7 inches to 5.5 inches, but the rest of the display specs will be kept, including using a Samsung-made AMOLED panel. Reports are also claiming that the same battery unit will be used and since the phone is targeting the premium market, it will pack all the 2016 flagship hardware. These include a Snapdragon 820/821 SoC, 4GB RAM, 12MP/8MP rear/front cameras and onboard storage of 32GB.
Now, we have reports coming from a renowned leaker by the name Steve Hemmerstoffer, who has stumbled across an AnTuTu benchmark test results for the upcoming Google Nexus 2016 Sailfish, the Nexus 5X successor. The new leak only but justifies the ongoing rumors that the two Nexus 2016 handsets will come packed with the same hardware specs under the hood.
As per the leaked benchmarks, the Google Nexus 2016 Sailfish will come with a Full HD screen with a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels, just like last year’s Nexus 5X. While the latter featured a 5.2-inch screen size, rumors have been pointing towards a 5-inch screen for the new handset, however, this has not been confirmed in the leak.
Going further, the Nexus 2016 Sailfish will come with a Snapdragon 820 SoC that is paired with an Adreno 530 GPU as well as a flagship RAM of 4GB, just like what you find in the likes of Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy Note 7, HTC 10, LG G5, as well as OnePlus 3, among other 2016 flagship smartphones. The phone will also include an onboard storage of 32GB, but don’t expect a microSD card slot, just like previous models.
Unlike what has been going around with respect to the Google Nexus 2016 Marlin camera specs, the Nexus 2016 Sailfish will reportedly feature a 13MP snapper on the back while the front part will include an 8MP selfie sensor, which should be decent enough to deliver the best photography possible. The phone will be powered by the latest version of Android Nougat, an OS that it yet to be released to the public.