Last year, we heard rumors that HTC would be manufacturing this year’s Nexus devices, bringing the company back into the Nexus program for the first time since the Nexus One. With a bit of a plot twist, it seems that the company is actually working on two different devices, similar to what we saw last year with the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P.
Rumored specs for the HTC “Marlin”:
- 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED Display
- Quad-Core Qualcomm Processor
- 4GB RAM
- 32GB/128GB Storage
- 12MP Rear-Facing Camera
- 8MP Front-Facing Camera
- 3450mAh Battery
- USB Type-C Charging Port
- Bottom facing speaker
- Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
- Bluetooth 4.2
When looking at the rumored specs for the HTC “Sailfish” and these “Marlin” specs, you’ll see that the two devices are practically the same, with a few differences. First and foremost the “Marlin” will be the larger of the two, with a 5.5-inch display with the “Sailfish” featuring a 5-inch display. Secondly, the larger of the two will naturally feature a bigger battery.
The big question mark here is in regards to the storage. It appears that HTC will skip a 64GB variant, opting for either 32GB or 128GB. We aren’t sure why this would be happening, but it sure seems similar to what Apple has done with its iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.
Trust and believe, we’ll be monitoring this as more information becomes available, but it’s worth noting that Android Police gives this rumor a whopping 9/10 in their confidence of the rumor.
[via Android Police]