Another Nexus Marlin/Sailfish photo leaked

Another Nexus Marlin/Sailfish photo leaked
Mysterious Nexus leaker @usbfl posted yet another photo on Twitter, allegedly showing one of the two upcoming HTC-built Nexus handsets – either the Marlin or Sailfish. Since both devices are expected to share the same basic design blueprint, albeit in different sizes, it is hard to say which one of the handsets is featured in the picture. The poster also suggests that the two Nexus phones might be made of different materials – metal and glass for the bigger device and plastic for the smaller – although this information has not been confirmed, and the poster himself speculates that “it is possible that the lower end black glossy plastic device was a prototype device for testing and will not be released as a Nexus. “

This is the second real life photo of the handset leaked by @usbfl and it comes only a couple of days after he posted the initial image allegedly showing the back of the phone. The new photo reveals the right-hand side of the device and a bit more of its back, only the upper half of which seems to be glass – or some other glossy material – as was expected from early renders of the Sailfish/Marlin.

Some Nexus fans are already likening the upcoming smartphones to the shiny looks of the Nexus 4 and the HTC Evo 4G LTE, the latter of which had a similar back with a glossy upper half. Do you like the looks of the new HTC-built devices? Would you rather if they were all metal/plastic and no glass?

source: Twitter via Reddit
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