We’ve been told that the Nexus Marlin from HTC will be the “bigger fish“. An image of a mysterious Nexus phone has been rendered recently and we know that it might come with the Angelfish and Swordfish Android Wear smartwatches. Since there’s not much information or leaks about the next Nexus line, Tech Droider took it upon themselves to make an image of the upcoming smartphone.
The image above is only a render but it’s also based on a previously leaked image. This could just be a prototype and not the final design but at least we can see the possible features and specs like the 5.5-inch QHD screen similar to the Moto Z, front stereo speakers, back fingerprint sensor, aluminum unibody, 4GB RAM, 3450mAh battery, and the same 12.3MP dual camera system found in the Nexus 6P.
Since this is an HTC-manufactured Android smartphone, we’re expecting the handset will help pull up the numbers of the Taiwanese tech giant. We still have no idea how the company is doing but it’s still in the business launching new Desires, giving discounts, updating the HTC Sense, and even announcing prematurely its plans to bring the new Android 7.0 Nougat to the HTC 10, One M9, and One A9.
If you may remember, HTC’s CEO apologized for the poor sales but assured that the M10 is performing better. The HTC 10 actually came as a surprise, performing well in comparison tests and surviving bend tests although we can’t consider it the best in its class.
We’re hopeful that this HTC Nexus phone will once again bring the company to the top. If not the top rankings maybe at least improve the numbers.