There’s still nothing official on the upcoming Nexus Sailfish and Marlin, but there are many rumors about them online. Some of those rumors state that Google will drop the ‚Nexus’ name and change it to ‚Pixel’. The same rumor says that that the Nexus Marlin and Sailfish will be named Pixel and Pixel XL.
These two devices were rumored to be the ones that would have showcased the latest OS from Google, Android 7.0 Nougat, but this wasn’t the case. Android Nougat was launched directly as an OTA update so there was no need for new devices to showcase it.
The rumored release date for the two devices is the 4th of October. According to Techno Buffalo, Google will start shipping the devices a few weeks after the launch, because that is what it has always done with new Nexus smartphones. Pre-orders are also expected to be available as soon as the handsets are launched.
According to Android Police, the Nexus Sailfish – which is the smaller 5 inch one – will be named Pixel and Nexus Marlin – the 5.5 inch one – will be named Pixel XL (because it’s bigger). The same tech site also mentioned that the devices will be manufactured by HTC.
In terms of specs, the Nexus Sailfish (Google Pixel) will sport a 5 inch HD display, 3 GB of RAM and it will run Android 7.1 Nougat. It will be powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor and a 2,770 mAh battery.
The other handset, Nexus Marlin (Google Pixel XL) will feature a 5.5 inch HD display, 4 GB of RAM and it will run Android 7.1 Nougat. It will be powered by a Snapdragon 821 processor and a 3,450 mAh battery.
Supposedly, the Pixel XL will come with two different sensors from Sony for the rear side and front side cameras. They are also believed to be more expensive than the previous Nexus generations.