We’ve heard rumors for a while that the next Nexus offering from HTC would be a pair of smartphones, not just a single delivery. Last week we caught our first glimpse at the smaller of these two devices, the HTC “Sailfish.” Although word was in the water regarding its bigger brother the HTC “Marlin,” we didn’t have any specs to report. That is, until today.
This leak comes via Android Police, who have gathered these specs from an unspecified source. Normally we don’t expect to hear official word from Google until September, and that month is still far enough away that any leaks at this early date should be taken with a grain of salt. Nevertheless, here’s what the HTC Marlin will reportedly look like under the hood, but bear in mind that these specs may be inaccurate or subject to change.
HTC Nexus Marlin Specs
Here’s what we think we know about the HTC Nexus “Marlin.” AP is unable to reveal their source and they also can’t report on the kind of evidence that they have without revealing the identity of the leaker. Nevertheless, they’re claiming approximately 90 percent confidence in the following specs:
- Manufactured by HTC
- Quad-core Qualcomm processor
- 5.5″ QHD (2560×1440) AMOLED display
- USB-C port
- 12MP rear camera, 8MP front
- Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
- 4GB RAM
- 3450mAh battery
- Bottom-firing speakers
- 32/128GB of storage
- Bluetooth 4.2
Interesting to note is that the Marlin appears to come in only two different variants in terms of storage: 32GB and 128GB. An interesting move, as normally we would expect to see a 64GB version thrown into the middle there. It could be the case that market research has shown that the lower and upper storage variants are chosen more frequently than middle-of-the-road storage, so the company has decided to ditch it.
The only real differences between Sailfish and Marlin may be size, battery capacity, and resolution.
It might be the case that the Sailfish will be offered with the same storage options. If this is true, then the only real differences between Sailfish and Marlin will be size, battery capacity, and resolution. Buyers might be swayed by preference in smartphone size or differences in price between the two devices, a detail that we cannot yet speculate on.
We’ll keep you posted as more information comes out regarding the latest Nexus offerings from Google and HTC. In the meantime, let us know what you think of these leaked, alleged specs in the comments below!