It’s nice to work at a smartphone benchmarking outfit mainly because you get all these new devices trying to be benchmarked by your software – you don’t go looking for leaks of specs because they come to you! This is exactly what happened to GFXBench, when they found the specs of the Google Nexus Sailfish in their databases.

The “Sailfish” is reportedly one of the two Nexus phones Google is releasing soon, the smaller one that will be the upgrade to the Nexus 5X. The bigger one is codenamed “Marlin”. The specs show that the Sailfish will have a 5-inch FullHD (1080p) screen up front, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and 4GB RAM. So far, everything is consistent with a flagship device, including an Android version the GFXBench tags as an “INVALID Android Google Edition”, probably Android Nougat.


The “sailfish” is rumored to launch as the Nexus 5P, but take that with a grain of salt. The camera combo is measured at 11MP for the main shooter and 7MP for the front facing cam. We should get confirmation about this soon.

It will not be too long until we see these HTC-made Nexus devices, but we’re pretty sure that the specs we have here are pretty close to release day specs. We like how the “sailfish” is shaping up. Hopefully we get an early look at “marlin” as well.