It is not a secret that HTC are making two Nexus phones to replace the current generation Nexus 6P.
Both phones have now been seen through FCC certification, which now allows their sale in the United States after an official launch. Several specifications and design elements have already been leaked through mockups. The two devices will not only provide an alternative for the Nexus 6P, but the Nexus 5X should also be on its way out.
The Nexus Sailfish is the device that will be replacing the Nexus 5X with its 5 inch display. Aimed at the value conscious buyer, this device only has 1080p resolution on-board. Even though some users may be disappointed at the lack of QHD resolution, a 5 inch display with 1080p is more than sufficient for giving out the best of details. One of the outstanding aspects of the device seems to be the processor. The Nexus Sailfish is rumored to come with a snapdragon 820 processor, which could even get an upgrade if there is a new version before the phone is launched.
The processor will be combined with a surplus 4 GB of RAM, which is more than sufficient for multitasking with a number of medium apps running in the background. This amount of RAM only feels insufficient when it comes to running a couple of high-end games at the same time. The phone will be offered with 16 or 32 GB internal storage options. A 12-megapixel rear camera and an eight-megapixel front shooter will take care of the imaging duties. Given the average size of the display, a 2770 mAh battery listed on the Nexus Sailfish should be just about sufficient.
The Nexus Marlin will be the higher end device of the two and it is straightaway evident from the 5.5 inch display with QHD resolution. This display size brings it in direct competition to the high-end phones from the likes of Samsung – Samsung Galaxy S7 – and LG with its LG G5. In terms of processor, the Nexus Marlin may not be an upgrade over the Nexus Sailfish since both phones seem to have the same snapdragon 820 processor with 4 GB of RAM. However, the former gets an upgrade in terms of storage options due to a rumored 128 GB offering, while battery also receives an upgrade to 3450 mAh. The phones are likely to be available later this year.