Google is preparing to expand its Nexus lineup this year by two new smartphones namely a 5.5-inch Marlin and a 5-inch Sailfish. Although both devices still need an official announcement, the entire net is buzzing with rumors regarding their expected design and specs. Today a new portion of news surfaced online revealing the Nexus Marlin almost complete list of specs. According to the report, the phone will come equipped with some of the most premium hardware, which will surely help the device win the smartphone championship title.
According to the latest report the Google Nexus Marlin will be a top-notch HTC phablet running the latest Android 7.0 Nougat.
Although we’ve already seen some renders of the HTC-made Nexus Marlin created on the basis of previous leaks, this is the very first time we can see the phone in a real photo. But, don’t get too excited here as the images show us nothing more than a screen of the device, still leaving it final design in the sphere of guesses and assumption.
However, the said photo confirms not only the phone’s model name, but also the fact that it will debut running Android 7.0 Nougat out of box. And this leads us to one more thing, as the newest version of Android OS is rumored to become available sometime between August and September, we can guess that this is more or less the time when we will be given the opportunity to witness the Nexus Marlin’s premiere.
Moving on, the successor of the Nexus 6P is predicted to be a high-end phablet sporting a massive 5.5-inch 2K AMOLED screen panel and be powered by the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 processor coupled with 4GB RAM. In addition, the device is rumored to be fed by energy generated by a 3,450 mAh battery and offer its potential users a combination of 12MP primary camera and an 8MP front-facing snapper. Other frequently cited leaks suggest a headphone jack, no-camera-bump design and a fingerprint sensor.
Time will verify how accurate are our assumptions. But since Google still didn’t share any official confirmation concerning the Nexus Marlin, it’s far safer to take all the rumors, including today’s one, with a pinch of salt, isn’t it?