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Nexus Sailfish images confirm metal and glass design, fingerprint sensor

Newly leaked images of the purported HTCSailfish confirm that Google’s Nexus 2016 will sport a metal & glass design, and a rear fingerprint sensor.

Published onAugust 15, 2016

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Update: The Twitter user that posted the first blurry 2016 Nexus photo has posted another one from a different angle, which you can see below.

Original post: The last few days have been quite eventful for Nexus fans waiting to hear more about Google’s upcoming device in 2016. After all the excitement generated by its leaked specs, features, and renders surfacing over the past several weeks, eager fans yesterday got to see the smartphone in the flesh for the first time. A blurred close-up image claiming to be that of the 2016 HTCNexus featuring a glass and a fingerprint sensor on the rear was posted on an anonymous Twitter account.

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The 2016 HTCNexus looks like a cross between the Nexus 4 & iPhone with glass and fingerprint scanner on the back.
— nexus (@usbfl) August 14, 2016


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Another angle…
— nexus (@usbfl) August 16, 2016


Now, more new images of the device have surfaced online, courtesy of Android Police, confirming its previously leaked metal and glass design and suggesting that it could be the smaller of the two Nexus devices, Sailfish slated for launch this year.

The image of a purported 2016 Nexus that appeared on Twitter matched its previous descriptions and mockups, showing the device with a glass and metal body, and a rear fingerprint sensor. In the image, a camera and flash were visible in the top left corner, along with a headphone port on the top right edge of the handset.


The latest leaked images now confirm the glass panel and fingerprint sensor on the back, and the same camera and sensor layout, though the device appears to be much thinner in comparison to the previous image on Twitter. The “G” logo on the rear bottom is also missing, but is likely to feature on the final device when it arrives in the market.

There’s no official word yet on when the 2016 Nexus will arrive, but rumors point to an October 4 launch. With the number of leaks only increasing of late, what we can certainly confirm is that an official announcement should be forthcoming very soon.

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