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HTC Nexus 'Sailfish' exclusive: new renders & 360-degree video

We're just weeks away from two new Google Nexus phones (made by HTC) and today we bring you an exclusive 360-degree video of the model dubbed Sailfish.

Published onSeptember 10, 2016

With most companies having launched their flagships for the second half of the year, the stage is set for Google – working with HTCthis year – to launch its new flagships. Although we’re not sure exactly when the Sailfish will be unveiled for the world, today we have new renders and a 360-degree video – in partnership with Onleaks – which show off the Sailfish from every angle.

The new renders confirm what we’ve seen before but also reveal the Sailfish will sport a USB-C port rather than one of the microUSB variant, which is currently being phased out. Also not seen in previous leaks is the dual stereo speakers, which are both placed behind two rectangular holes flanking the USB-C port on the bottom of the handset.


We are also able to confirm the handset measures 143.8 mm x 69.5 mm x 7.3 mm at its thinnest point (the bottom) while it is 8.5 mm at the thickest point (the top). Although not shown in the renders, we can also confirm the headphone port is located along the top/left edge of the metal frame, when viewing the handset from the front, which quells some rumors that Google could be set to follow Apple’s (and LeEco’s) lead by dropping the headphone jack.

What else do we know about the HTCNexus, codenamed ‘Sailfish’? Thanks to previous leaks, we can expect a Full HD display (probably measuring around 5.2-5.3 inches), alongside the Snapdragon 820 processor (although it might be the Snapdragon 821) and 4GB of RAM.


We’re also expecting 32GB internal storage, a 12MP rear camera, an 8MP front camera and a rear mounted fingerprint sensor (as seen in these renders). The whole package is likely to be powered by a 2770 mAh battery, while it will run Android Nougat out of the box. What could make the Sailfish stand out is the rumored metal and glass build and we’re also hearing it’s likely that Google will drop the Nexus naming convention for its latest (and future) devices.

What do you think of the new HTCNexus Sailfish renders and what do you hope it brings? Or are you more interested in the bigger (and probably better) Nexus, codenamed Marlin? Let us know your views in the comments below!

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