2016 Nexus models receive FCC certification

2016 Nexus models receive FCC certification
The pair of new HTC-built Nexus handsets, code named the Marlin and the Sailfish, have been certified by the FCC. We know that the models submitted to the FCC are the new Nexus handsets (as opposed to the new Desire 10 Pro and Desire 10 Lifestyle) because a letter in the documentation notes that the final version of the User Guides will be made available at Support.Google.com/Nexus.

The two model numbers are G-2PW4100 (Marlin) and G-2PW2100 (Sailfish). Documentation also shows that the two models will each support the networks belonging to Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint.

The larger Marlin is expected to have a 5.5-inch display, with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. The Sailfish should feature a 5-inch screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920. Both handsets will be powered by the Snapdragon 820 SoC, carrying a quad-core CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU. Just yesterday, live photos of the smaller model were leaked. Last month, we showed you a render of the Marlin.

As we've told you before, these will be the second and third Nexus handsets made by the manufacturer. For all time, HTC will be known as the company that made the line's very first handset, the Nexus One. And now that the FCC has been crossed off HTC and Google's 'things to-do' list, we are one step closer to the introduction of these phones.


source: FCC (1), (2)

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34 Comments

1. pa_follow

Posts: 19; Member since: Jun 21, 2015

How long between FCC certification and release?

3. Subie

Posts: 2415; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Could be mid to late September is my guess. Ultimately it's up to Google though. Who knows, maybe we'll get a surprise announcement in 2 to 3 weeks.

9. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I'm hoping sooner than later, because these are going to be the first two 7.0 handsets, and I want some nougat on my 6P!

12. tyger11

Posts: 297; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Second and third, after the LG V20.

14. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Well, crap, then they need to release the new Nexuses before Sept. 6! Precedent - a Nexus has been the launch device for the new OS since 2011.

18. Subie

Posts: 2415; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

LG v20 will be unveiled on Sept 6, but no word yet on the release date, let alone if it will be out before the 2016 Nexus devices.http://www.phonearena.com/news/Play-More---LG-V20-will-be-announced-on-September-6-in-San-Francisco_id83845

22. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 944; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

No way. Nexus phones normally come out after the Notes which were previously October.

26. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

But things have changed now. 2016 Nexus will launch earlier.

2. bobczan

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

"NFC - N/A" Lack of NFC ?

5. gs200

Posts: 64; Member since: Jun 09, 2015

Maybe NFC just isn't applicable in the same way with FCC. I can't imagine Google wouldn't require HTC to include NFC with the push for Android Pay and their corresponding revenue from it.

4. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

It's good to know that the pure Nexus devices will support all NA carriers this way we can avoid buying carrier infected Nexus phones.

6. fyah_king unregistered

The screen keep on getting smaller

23. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Prior to the Nexus 6, screens kept getting larger, when they hit the 6" threshold, many people balked, so they started decreasing the size. But other than the 6 and 6p, the screen sizes were 5.2" and under. If anything, I'd imagine the Nexus 6 wasn't that big of a seller. If it was, they'd continue with that size screen.

32. cryptonx

Posts: 60; Member since: Jan 05, 2016

Note that Huawei CEO confirmed that they are also releasing a nexus device this year. Maybe a Tablet or a refreshed 6p with a SD820.

7. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

because 6inch is TOO big. 5-5'2 inch is perfect while 5.5 is perfect for the people who have little bigger hands.

8. Babadook

Posts: 230; Member since: May 24, 2016

100% agree. 6 inches is wayyyyyy too large. An absolute no from me. 5.5 is the largest I would go. And 5'2 is perfect!! My Moto X 2014 is the perfect size (5'2 with small bezels). Would kill for Marlin to be 5'2!

20. Furbal unregistered

2014 was close to perfect, just needed a better camera and larger battery.

10. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Having owned a 5" and a 5.7" phone, I want something in between. Samsung nailed it this with the S7 year - 5.2" and 5.5". Of course Note owners will say they want nothing smaller than 5.7", but I'm happy to see companies moving away from "phablets" and into "right-sized".

13. Subie

Posts: 2415; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

5.1". I agree with the point your making though.http://www.phonearena.com/phones/Samsung-Galaxy-S7_id9817

15. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Huh. I thought for sure they'd increased the size. Must've been old rumors.

27. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

5.2" LG G2 remains the size and desing on a smartphone!

28. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Yep yep, if not for LG's cartoonish Optimus UI, I would've bought one. I'd also offer up the Moto X 2014 as a perfectly sized 5.2 incher.

29. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

5.7inch note7 is physically smaller than 5.5inch iPhone6s+

33. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

We know. Android makes, particularly Samsung, have really shown how to package a big screen into a medium-sized phone. The 6S Plus is almost 1/4" fatter and over 1/4" taller than the S7 Edge.

11. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

That's not what she said lmao

16. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Girth matters more than size, but don't tell that to Apple and Motorola!

17. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Lmaoooo

19. Subie

Posts: 2415; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

LOL if that's so then the Blackberry Passport wins! :)

21. Furbal unregistered

LG VU my friend.1/2inch wider!

24. Subie

Posts: 2415; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Yup, I just checked but only by 0.1 of a millimeter. Thats only about .004" not .5" bigger.

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