Fresh information about the HTC 'Sailfish' Nexus phone surfaces

Fresh information about the HTC 'Sailfish' Nexus phone surfaces
Earlier this year, you could have knocked us down with a feather when the rumors started surfacing that HTC would be responsible for as many as two Nexus handsets in 2016. Sure, HTC does have some history with stock Android devices having manufactured the very first Nexus handset aptly named the Nexus One. And the Nexus 9 is an HTC built tablet.

Today's leak reveals modest specs for a device code named 'Sailfish,' which would seemingly appear to replace the Nexus 5X in the Nexus lineup. The phone features a 5-inch display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920. A quad-core 2.0GHz CPU is under the hood with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage inside. The camera combo from back to front weighs in at 12MP/8MP, and there is a fingerprint scanner found on the back of the unit. A 2770mAh battery powers the phone, and a Type-C USB port is aboard. The handset has support for Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity. A 3.5mm earphone jack is found on the top of the unit, with a speaker on the bottom.

Besides the Sailfish, speculation calls for a second HTC built Nexus phone this year, carrying a 5.5-inch screen. Code named "Marlin," this Nexus model will reportedly be powered by the Snapdragon 821 SoC.

source: AndroidPolice

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22 Comments

1. Oh_Juu_Eh

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 10, 2016

Why google never give a chance to SONY for make an nexus phones. Because all major vendor has done,exluded SONY.

3. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

There have been a rumor around that Google actually wanted Sony to build a Nexus device, but they could never come to the same terms, guess it has more to do with Sony than Google because clearly, all other manufacturers are happy to do it under those terms, bit not Sony.

19. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Yeah, that's what I would think. Sony are too proud to do it.

4. Nopers unregistered

Sony is trash, that's why.

5. Oh_Juu_Eh

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 10, 2016

SONY is much better than chinese brand. Actually U know it right..

8. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 914; Member since: May 07, 2014

That Chinese brand is the third largest phone manufacturer in the World and Sony is Thinking to quit.

12. MichiGo

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

That shows how little you know. Sony's phones are trash in the hardware department. The last great phone that Sony made was the Xperia Z3

10. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

its simple, Sony has that "we only listen to us" mindset ... 6 versions of the Xperia z line .. no ois ... no better camera software ... they never listen to the consumer or to what the market wants .. google doesn't want that , google sets the plans and OEMs execute sony doesn't fit the category

2. zeppo

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

I want tiger shark with >6.0 screen haha

6. zex999

Posts: 92; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Another phone with a small battery, that's disappointing.

11. vincelongman

Posts: 5695; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Seems like this going to be the 5X successor, priced at $300-400 I'm disappointed I wanted a 5P, priced at $500 with no compromises e.g. 3000+mAh and Snapdragon 823 (rumor is possibly the 818, a lower bin 823)

7. gendo

Posts: 54; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

Marlin specs should leak in a few days.

9. gdawilson

Posts: 299; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

I haven't upgraded my phone in 3 years. I'm still rocking my Nexus 4. I don't need to upgrade my phone unless it breaks. I'm interested in getting the Nexus 6P, but Google is only supporting it for

13. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Well well well!! These specs with that battery feels stupid option to buy!!!

14. Fona13A unregistered

"Sailfish" uh.

15. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

Qi charging damnit

16. Darkkracker

Posts: 255; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

Curious about the sailfish. U know HTC will nail it if it is similar to HTC 10.

17. Joosty

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Mine!!!

18. TrackPhoneUser

Posts: 256; Member since: Oct 21, 2015

Lookin torwards the new Nexus line up so I can switch to project fi

20. vijaysivakula

Posts: 229; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

Never another Nexus with a small battery. I suffer every day with my Nexus 5. What is the point of having a good specced fast mobile without battery to support the features? And the Nexus 6 / 6P are not sold in my poor under-developed India because Google strongly believes that we cannot afford them. Guess that is Google's way of telling me that they don't want me as a customer.

21. Oh_Juu_Eh

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 10, 2016

hey,all of you try to mocking SONY's brand just one reason chinese brand becomes most popular and low budget. Think carefully most of them infringing copyright of major brand,and it does not stop there they "without wear glasses" clearly COPYCAT design and feature has owned by major brand aka SAMSUNG,SONY,LG,APPLE,etc."bear in mind that".THX & bye !!!

22. Oh_Juu_Eh

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 10, 2016

hey,all of you try to mocking SONY's brand just one reason chinese brand becomes most popular and low budget. Think carefully most of them infringing copyright of major brand,and it does not stop there they "without wear glasses" clearly COPYCAT design and feature has owned by major brand aka SAMSUNG,SONY,LG,APPLE,etc."bear in mind that".THX & bye !!!

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