According to the latest rumors, HTC is building two Google Nexus devices for Google, which are codenamed Marlin and Sailfish. The former is a flagship phablet that follows in the footsteps of the 2015 Nexus 6P, while the other will have a smaller body. But, recently, leaked photos of two new devices with the codes H1621 and H1622 suggest that Huawei could be working on new Google Nexus devices, as the previous Nexus 6P had H1511 and H1512 codes.
ZD Net has published images of the devices that are supposed to be the next Google Nexus devices, although they don’t have the Nexus branding on their backs. But their bodies seem to have a brushed metal finish, with no logo anywhere, while the Nexus 6P had a metal body with a horizontal black glass at the top.
Huawei could release the third Google Nexus device, in addition to Marlin and Sailfish models released by HTC, but the former devices are assumed to be launched by the end of August with Android Nougat out of the box, after the operating system will be officially released in July.
Marlin is expected to feature a 5.5-inch QHD screen, but it will have the same processor as the smaller 5-inch Sailfish model: quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 2.0 GHz, which will be backed by 4GB of RAM. According to Inquisitr, both devices will have an internal memory of 32GB, and while the small variant will have a battery with a capacity of 2770mAh, the phablet will house a relatively big battery of 3450mAh.
Android Nougat will come with native support for VR, a hamburger menu button that is embedded into the system settings, the ability to reply to messages from the notifications bar, multi-window mode, new Notifications panel, enhanced Doze mode, 3D Touch support, enhancements to Google Now Launcher etc.