HTC Nexus Smartphone Codenamed 'Sailfish' Leaks Hint 5-Inch Display, Fingerprint Scanner And More [RUMORS]By Vinay Patel, UniversityHerald Reporter
Rumor mills have been swirling a slew of speculations around the upcoming Google Nexus smartphone, hinting everything from specs to the device's release date. In the series of these leaked details, a new set of specifications recently surfaced online.
The aforementioned specifications tip off an HTC-made device packed with below-impressive features - if the rumors proved true, this would be a huge disappointment for those waiting with bated breath for the HTC Nexus 2016 device.
Judging by the rumors doing rounds, the purported devices will replace the Nexus 5X, the comparatively smaller device among the two smartphones in Google's stores. The rumored HTC Nexus 2016 would boast the most basic specs and could very well be the most basic of devices available direct for purchase from the search engine giant.
The rumored device is aptly code-named "Sailfish," keeping in with the tradition of Nexus phones being dubbed after sea creatures and so forth.
Word of the purported HTC Nexus 2016 comes from a tech publication AndroidPolice, that claim they're 70% confident of their sources being correct.
Check out the leaked details of next Nexus codenamed "Sailfish."
Manufactured by: HTC
Display: 5-inch 1080 pixel display (~440PPI)
Processor: Quad-core 2.0GHz 64-bit
RAM: 4 GB
Storage: 32 GB (no details regarding the availability of multiple models)
Camera: 12 MP rear, 8 MP front snapper
Fingerprint scanner: rear-mounted
USB-C port at the bottom
Headphone jack: top-mounted
Although the leak did not divulge the processor's name, there is a possibility that it would be some sort of Qualcomm Snapdragon model.
This device will reportedly replace the Nexus 5X in terms of price and size too, and tweak the 5.2-inch display to slightly more basic 5-inches, SlashGear reported.
If the rumored Nexus device is indeed designed by HTC, chances are it will resemble a "Desire" rather than an HTC 10. That said, there's still room for a slightly bigger Nexus 6P-like device that could boast abilities beyond the aforementioned baseline smartphone.