We’re getting closer and closer to the Android 7.0 Nougat final build launch and many tech bloggers believe that the launch will be accompanied by the release of Nexus mobile devices that will run the OS. The latest rumors on the subject refer to the upcoming release of two HTC built Nexus devices named Marlin and Sailfish. Here is an overview of all of the rumors related to the two nexus devices.
Marlin and Swordfish
The upcoming Nexus devices are rumored to be named Marlin and Swordfish, but their official names are unknown at this point. Why fish names? Because Google has a habit of putting fish names in the internal codes of their devices. The two smartphones were named M1 and S1 at the beginning but they switched to the fish names after the word ‘Marlin’ was uncovered in a AOSP Gerrit code review.
Specs and Design
The two devices, although different in size, are rumored to have similar specs such as a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, 4 GB of RAM plus a USB Type C Port. As for the cameras, both the Nexus Marlin and the Sailfish will supposedly sport a 12 MP rear camera and an 8 MP front one.
The differences between the two phone models are more obvious in the design and battery department. The Nexus Marlin will supposedly feature a 5.5 inch display with Quad HD resolution and the Sailfish is rumored to sport a 5 inch Full HD display.
As for the battery, the Nexus Sailfish is rumored to sport a 2.770 mAh battery, whereas the Marlin will probably have a more powerful 3.450 mAh one.
Another difference between the two devices refers to storage. The Nexus Marlin is believed to come in three variants: 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB, while the Sailfish will only come in a 32 GB variant.