Only a week ago, rumors about the replacement for the Nexus 5X in the form of the HTC Sailfish came about.
Now, it seems that Google will be launching two phones at the same time. Based on the rumors, the latter will be to replace the Google Nexus 6P. The device has been codenamed as Marlin and its leaked specifications are worthy of any top end smartphone. For starters, it will be slightly larger than the HTC Sailfishrumored a week ago primarily because of its 5.5-inch screen.
Such a large display calls for QHD resolution and only a handful of smartphones – like the OnePlus 3 – still opt for the 1080p resolution while offering a 5.5 inch display. The HTC Marlin does not disappoint in this regard. The rear camera has a 12-megapixel sensor while the front camera has an eight-megapixel sensor. There is no longer a megapixel war at the higher end of the smartphone segment, as manufacturers and customers start to realize that megapixel is not everything.
The HTC Marlin is expected to have an extremely competent camera to go along with the rest of the top range of specifications. It is expected that the device will have a quad core processor from Qualcomm lying underneath. The exact specifications of the processor have not been leaked yet, but it is expected to be powerful enough to run the next generation android in the best possible manner. The next generation android N has just been named as the Android Nougat. The HTC Sailfish is expected to be one of the first devices to sport of this new operating system, which will bring several new features like multiwindow.
Hence, it will consume more resources than the current generation android marshmallow. Aware of this fact, the HTC Marlin is rumored to come with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. A special version with 128 GB will also be available and it remains to be seen if memory card support will be provided on the phone.Incidentally, no 64 GB version is expected to be offered in the upcoming HTC Marlin. Audio quality could be excellent on the device since it comes with bottom firing speakers, which are flanked by USB Type-C ports. The phone is expected to have a 3450 mAh battery powering the device easily for up to a day of moderate usage.