There is a belief that HTC will be in charge of making the Google Nexus 2016 phones. While neither company has confirmed anything regarding the successors to last year’s LG Nexus 5X and Huawei Nexus 6P, the latest reports seem to push the ball towards HTC’s court.
Several rumors have been doing rounds with respect to the Google Nexus 2016 smartphones. However, a good number of them seem to be agreeing on the fact that HTC is already making two devices codenamed Marlin and Sailfish. Apparently, where the former will carry a 5.5-inch display screen, the latter will pack a slightly smaller 5-inch screen. In a new leak, the details of the smaller 5-inch Google Nexus 2016 phone codenamed Sailfish seem to have made their way to prying eyes.
According to the leaked specs, the HTC Sailfish Nexus 2016 will be a slight upgrade over last year’s Nexus 5X. The report says that the phone will carry a 5-inch Full HD display screen with 1080p resolution. This means that the phone has a slightly smaller display screen as compared to last year’s variant, which had a 5.2-inch screen.
Under the hood, the phone will be powered by a yet to be determined 64-bit quad-core processor that is clocked at a speed of 2.0GHz. This powerful chipset will then be paired with a massive RAM of 4GB, which will put it on par with many 2016 smartphone flagships that include the likes of Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, LG G5 and HTC 10, just to name but a few.
The phone will reportedly come in with a storage of 32GB with no support for microSD card slot, but there is word that more storage options might be availed. The phone gets a slightly larger battery unit of 2770mAh as compared to the 2700mAh used on the Nexus 5X as well as a similarly improved front facing camera of 8MP over last year’s 5MP, however, the main camera remains unchanged at 12MP, albeit with some slight improvements.
The fact that HTC is in charge of making the 5-inch Google Nexus 2016 phone hasn’t changed a thing about the location of the fingerprint sensor in relation to last year’s 5X. However, buyers of this phone will enjoy the future-proof USB Type-C port as well as the standard 3.5mm headphone jack at the top.
The leak has nothing to say about the 5.5-inch HTC Marlin Nexus 2016 phone, but more details are expected to show up sooner than later, especially now that Android N developer preview 5 is just around the corner. The stable version will be released after the fifth iteration of the developer preview version, which is currently in the fourth iteration.
Since the Google Nexus 2016 phones will come with Android N out of the box, the current state of things are pointing towards a sooner than later release date for these two Nexus phones.