A new alleged image has surfaced the internet claiming the device to be the HTC-made Nexus device appropriately codenamed: Marlin. Nexus device codenames have featured the names of sea creatures over the years.
HTC is believed to be working on two devices, codenamed Sailfish and Marlin. The leak images shows us only one side of the Marlin phone and that too very much sketchy. The rest of the device covered up by a case and cropped as to protect the origins of the photo.
It shows the model name as Marlin and it runs on Android N. It also has the latest July 2016 security patches from Google. The important thing to notice in this pic that there is no Redesign navigation button as it was rumored to have previously. It was reported by Android Police that the new multi-colored navigation home button will animate in some fashion when long-pressed and said to be introduced with New Nexus device, while we see in the picture that it is plane and old design Navigation button.
Other leaks and rumors have suggested the HTC Nexus to have a 5.5 inch QHD screen, to be powered by a Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.59 GHz paired along with 4GB RAM. 12MP rear camera, 8MP front camera, speakers at the bottom of the phone, a USB-C port and Bluetooth version 4.2. Expect a 3450mAh battery inside, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and two storage variants: 32GB and 128GB.
The HTC Nexus Sailfish, on the other hand, is expected to feature a 5-inch 1080p display and a smaller 2,770mAh battery as well. The rest of the specifications though are expected to remain the same. There is however no word on when Google is planning on launching these two Nexus devices.