Google Nexus 2016: HTC-Made 'Sailfish' And 'Marlin' Confirmed In New FCC Document; New Device Codenamed 'Starfish' In The Works At HTC [RUMORS]By Vinay Patel, UniversityHerald Reporter
Looks like a good news for those who have been waiting with bated breath for the upcoming Google Nexus smartphones as the highly-anticipated devices are likely to grace the tech market soon. A leaked FCC document submitted by the company confirmed the devices that are in the works at HTC.
The Taiwanese smartphone maker is currently working on the final version of the products that will be up for grabs on Google website as soon as they are unveiled, HTC Corporation's Project Manager, Sean Shih confirmed.
Several tech publications have been reporting that HTC, in collaboration with Google is working to manufacture the next Nexus smartphones codenamed, Sailfish and Marlin. Both handsets are likely to hit the store shelves sometime between September and October, ChristianDaily reported.
Featuring a 5.5-inch Quad HD AMOLED display, Marlin is rumored to be the company's flagship device. Other features for the aforementioned smartphone include a Snapdragon 821 chipset, 128 GB of built-in memory coupled with 4 GB of RAM. As far as design is concerned, tech gurus claim the device mimics the HTC 10. The battery, on the other hand has the earmarks of the Nexus 6P, which is powered by a robust 3,450 mAh battery,HuntNews reported.
Other specs include a Type-C USB port for charging purpose, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and a Bluetooth 4.2, among others.
Sporting a 5.2-inch screen, Sailfish, is the smaller variant of Marlin. It is likely to be powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor and pack 4 GB of RAM along with a mammoth 32 GB of internal storage.
HTC "Starfish" In The Making
If rumors doing rounds are anything to go by, HTC is currently working on another device codenamed, Starfish.
In terms of specs, the Starfish is reported to pack an 11 MP rear camera, along with 4k video recording support. The front snapper is said to be 7 MP. Another report claim the handset will come with a 13 MP camera and an 8 MP front shooter for the selfie addicts.
It is worth noting that these are mere speculations as of now. Fans of the Nexus devices are recommended to take these rumors with a grain of salt until HTC or Google either confirms or denies them.