STATES CHRONICLE – Google’s next flagship phones the Nexus Marling and the Nexus Sailfish, which will be produced by HTC, are rumored to be launched at this point this year. Several leaks have provided details on their look, but we now have some data on hardware specifications too.
There have been heated debates over the processor that will power the two phones, with benchmark listings suggesting the Snapdragon 820. But recent leaks suggest that the Snapdragon 821 is more likely to power the HTC Sailfish, and maybe Marlin too.
Experts explained that benchmark listings such as AnTuTu are not fail-proof, so they should be taken with a pinch of salt at least at a first glance. These listings can sometimes include misleading information which seems to also be the case with the Nexus pair.
What’s sure is that we should see the two Nexus smartphones by the end of the year and that HTC will produce them unlike previous Google handsets. Additionally, the two devices will be the company’s first phones to feature the Android 7.0 Nougat mobile operating system.
According to a benchmark listing recently leaked on CPU-Z, the Nexus Sailfish is powered by Snapdragon 821, while the processor bears the name of MSM8996pro. The people familiar with the matter explained there have been rumors that the Snapdragon 820 will feature in this year’s Nexus phones because the MSM8996pro processor is not seen as any different from the MSM8996pro in benchmark apps.
According to the rumor mill, the Sailfish will also come with 4 GB of RAM and 32 Gb of storage, a 8 MP camera and 1920 x 1080 screen resolution.
Sources, on the other hand, couldn’t tell when the two handsets will reach the market. Some people said that it should happen at some point “later this year,” but this is rather vague. Other people believe that the two devices or at least one of them should be released in late October, which remains to be seen.
According to leaks, Nexus Martin should have an all-metal chassis, while Sailfish should sport metal just for its frame. Until the much-anticipated release date we truly hope that more info on the two devices is leaked. From what we currently know, it is quite clear that Google has invested a lot of time and effort in the Nexus line.
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