Google’s both upcoming Nexus smartphones will be built by HTC, one of its old partners, and their codenames are Sailfish – the smaller model, and Marlin – the phablet. Both phones will run on Android Nougat, which was officially announced a few days ago, but we already know some of its new features, as the company has released the first Developer Preview in March to a few eligible Nexus devices. Now, everybody wants to know more details about the upcoming Nexuses and fortunately, their specs have been leaked.
The Nexus 5 2016 (Sailfish) will be the successor of the LG Nexus 5X, while the Nexus 6 2016 (Marlin) will be the successor of the Huawei Nexus 6P. The two devices will be similar in terms of designs and will have a few specs in common.
Android Police has reported that the HTC Marlin will sport a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED screen, it will be powered by a quad-core Qualcomm processor, which will be backed by 4GB of RAM and it will be available in two variants of internal memories: 32GB and 128GB. The capacity of its battery hasn’t been specified, but it will be charged via the USB Type-C port. Below the 12MP rear camera will be placed a fingerprint sensor and on the front side, above the screen will be found an 8MP selfie camera.
The “Sailfish” variant will have a smaller 5-inch screen (its resolution hasn’t been specified), it will probably feature a slightly weaker quad-core Qualcomm processor backed by 4GB of RAM and will have the same cameras. It isn’t known exactly when the two phones will be released, if they will arrive in the same month as their predecessors – October, or Google will decide to rush things up and unveil them in September.
The changes you’ll notice in Android Nougat will be: improved UI; notifications will be more space-efficient; quick switch; multi-window; picture-in-picture; Vulkan API support; Daydream VR; better updates etc.
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