Google Nexus codenamed ‘Marlin’

Google is likely to launch two new Nexus smartphones manufactured by HTC later this year. The specifications of smartphones codenamed Marlin and Sailfish have already leaked. While renders of the 2016 Nexus handsets have leaked before, the actual photo of the device has started hitting the web now.
The reports indicate that HTC’s 2016 flagships will share specifications and differ only based on their display size. The HTC-made Marlin image spotted online by TechDroider confirms the Marlin codename and Android N operating system. The picture posted by TechDroider only shows the screen while the design is yet very much in secrecy.

The photo confirms the handset is Marlin running Android 7.0 Nougat or Android N with latest security patch from Google. The HTC-made Marlin is likely to feature a 5.5-inch Quad HD display with Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset and 4GB RAM. The TechDroider notes the device posted comes with 128GB internal storage. So this could well be a first for Nexus lineup.
While TechDroider claims the HTC Marlin features same 12MP image sensor found on Nexus 6P, earlier rumours indicated that it will be the one found HTC 10. The front camera is said to be an 8-megapixel one. The other rumours indicate that the device will feature metal unibody design and a rear fingerprint sensor with support for Nexus imprint.
HTC Marlin is likely to feature a 3,450mAh battery and a headphone jack. Google could launch HTC-made Nexus smartphone in October which could also be the public launch of Android Nougat.