HTC has built two Nexus devices for Google: the Nexus One smartphone (2010) and Nexus 9 tablet (2014) and rumors say that the Taiwanese manufacturer will be in charge to create the next two smartphones that will run on Android N. Evan Blass is one of the most known sources for providing leaks about upcoming Android devices and he posted on its Twitter account that HTC is working on the next Nexus devices, which are codenamed S1 and M1.
According to @EvLeaks, S1 stands for Sailfish and M1 for Marlin, and these names are based on aquatic life, but there aren’t many known details about the upcoming Nexuses. Pan Jiutang, a famous analyst, reported that the Nexus 6 2016 will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor (quad-core Kryo cores), which will be backed by an Adreno 530 GPU (it offers 40 percent better performance and efficiency) and will support the X12 LTE modem (it’s 15 percent more efficient and offers 33 percent better performance), it will have a Hexagon 680 digital signal processor and 4GB of RAM. This hardware configuration can be found on many of the new flagships that have been released since the beginning of this year.
On the other hand, Twitter tipster LlabTooFeR said that the Nexus 5 2016 will be codenamed T50 and will have a 5-inch screen, while the Nexus 6 2016 will be codenamed T55 and its screen will measure 5.5-inch.
Either way, the upcoming Nexuses will support USB-C for fast data transfer and charging, but the Snapdragon 820 chip also includes Quick Charge 3.0 for super-fast charging.
The previous Nexuses were built by LG (Nexus 5X) and Huawei (Nexus 6P). The first one has a 5.2-inch screen with a Full HD resolution and a weaker processor (Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 hexa core clocked at 1.82GHz), while the latter is a flagship phablet with a massive 5.7-inch screen and it’s powered by a Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 octa core processor running at 2GHz.