Everyone is probably looking out for the announcement of the Google Nexus Sailfish and Marlin – two phones that will be here to succeed the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, respectively.
It seems confirmed that HTC is behind the construction of the two handsets and apparently, we have new renders of the Nexus Sailfish showing off the design language of the 2016 Nexus 5. Sourced from China’s Weibo, the new pictures show off a Nexus phone that is covered in a combination of glass and aluminum body with nice rounded edges. As opposed to the iPhone 7, the 3.5mm headphone port is still here while the rear and front have standard camera lenses. HTC has the phone’s fingerprint scanner placed on the back, just below the glass panel.
In short, the upcoming Nexus Sailfish will be better housed as opposed to last year’s Nexus 5X. In fact, recent price leaks can back this app as there are apparently expected price increments of about $20. While the images leaked give out nothing with respect to the hardware specs of the Google Nexus Sailfish, previous reports have indicated that the 2016 Nexus 5 will come with a 5.2-inch Full HD display screen or maybe a smaller 5-inch panel. Under the hood, the reported specs sheet includes a Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM, 32GB of storage as well as 13MP rear and 8MP front snappers. Android Nougat will power the Google Nexus Sailfish out of the box.
The Nexus 5 2016 will be powered by a 2770mAh battery, which is just 70mAh more than its predecessor. However, both units have USB-C connectors on board.
As far as the flagship Google Nexus Marlin or rather the 2016 Nexus 6, is concerned, the design is also expected to include metal and glass as well as a premium finish, something more like what you see with HTC 10. The phone will house a 5.5-inch QHD display screen, which is 0.2 inches smaller than the Nexus 6P. However, the rest of the hardware specs will be similar to what the Google Nexus Sailfish comes with, including the cameras.
As for the battery unit, expect a 3450mAh capacity like the one found on the Nexus 6 2015 as well as support for USB-C connectivity.
Google is expected to unveil the two Nexuses somewhere this coming week, with the official release date set to happen a few weeks later, probably before the end of September. Despite all these efforts, it is possible that Google and HTC will be beaten by LG’s V20, which should be the first handset to come preinstalled with the new Android Nougat OS. The phablet will be unveiled at an event on September 6, with the official release date set for two weeks later, or even more.