The HTC Nexus Marlin was recently rendered based on early leaks. We only have those information imagined by a designer but we’re hoping more similar leaks will be published. We have no doubts that the Nexus Marlin will be the bigger fish from HTC as there have been talks that the Taiwanese OEM scored a three-year deal with Alphabet to manufacture the upcoming Nexus devices.

We also heard of the Sailfish aside from Marlin but we’re curious as to when the new Nexus phones will pop up. Rumor has it that Google will be introducing the new Nexus models this October. Not that it’s hard to make such speculation because previous Nexus lines were usually launched in the same month but a source is suggesting an October 4 announcement. That’s an “exact prediction” that we’re expecting to hear more about in the coming days or weeks.

These new HTC Nexus devices will definitely come with Android 7.0 Nougat as with tradition. However, we’ve heard that the LG V20 will be the first Nougat device. If that’s the case, the new Nexus phones will be announced after the September release of the LG V20. Again, we’re still not sure about all these information so take everything with a grain of salt first.

So far, here’s what we know about the specs and features of the Nexus Marlin from HTC:

• Display: 5.5-inch AMOLED screen, QHD resolution (2K, 2560 x 1440)
• Processor: 2.0GHz 64-bit Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon
• RAM: 4GB
• Battery: 3450mAh
• Internal Storage: 32GB up to 128GB
• Cameras: 12MP rear camera, 8MP selfie shooter
• Fingerprint Scanner: rear-mounted
• Connectivity: USB-C, Bluetooth 4.2
• Speaker: bottom-firing
• Headphone Jack: Yes

All these information aren’t confirmed yet but we hope to see the light of the new Nexus Marlin pretty soon together with the Sailfish plus the Angelfish and Swordfish Android Wear smartwatches.

VIA: DROID LIFE