Google Nexus Marlin specs revealed by AnTuTu: 5.5-inch screen, 4GB RAM, SD-820 and a 3450mAh battery

The larger of the two expected Nexus handsets coming from HTC, the model known by the code name Marlin, has been run through the AnTuTu benchmark test. As a result, AnTuTu was able to post the latest rumored specs for the handset right on its verified Weibo page. From this we can tell you that the Nexus Marlin will carry a 5.5-inch screen with a 1440 x 2560 resolution.

Under the hood you will find a Snapdragon 820 chipset featuring a quad-core CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of internal storage. A 13MP camera will be found on the back of the phone with an 8MP selfie snapper in front. Keeping the lights on is a 3450mAh battery, and Android 7.0 will be pre-installed.

Just last week, the smaller HTC Nexus Sailfish went through AnTuTu with many of the same specs seen with the Marlin. For example, both phones are driven by the Snapdragon 820 chipset, contain 4GB of RAM and have Android 7.0 pre-installed. Additionally, both models feature the same camera combo (13MP on back and 8MP in front) and come with 32GB of native storage. The big difference seems to be the smaller 5-inch screen on the Sailfish, and its lower 1080 x 1920 resolution. In addition, the Marlin is expected to have a metal build while the Sailfish is made with plastic.

source: AnTuTu via TimesNews.co.uk

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38 Comments

1. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

either price it at 400$ or give us the 6GB ram!!

4. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

What do you need 6gb of ram for. My laptop doesn't even have 6gb of ram and it's a 2013 model.

5. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

(but you can easily buy 8GB sodimm for $30 and slap it to that laptop)

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5745; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I'm all for 6GB of RAM, cause why not But I dont see it as a deal breaker, or even as a selling point Especially since its a Nexus, doesnt have much bloatware wasting RAM BTW Antutu most likely hasnt been updated to tell the difference between the 820 and 821 Since both the 820 and 821 are just MSM8996 in the build.prop (like how the 800 and 801 are both MSM8974 in the build.prop)

9. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

I think they absolutely should have 6GB of RAM for longevity. Now with multi-window coming to the base code, there will be a lot more stress on the RAM if you watch a video on youtube while playing pokemon go or some heavy combo like that.

37. vincelongman

Posts: 5745; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

The 6P can already handle youtube and pokemon go in multi-window (gets hot, but thats cause of the 810, not RAM) But none the less, you are right, the more RAM the better for longevity Plus LPDDR4 is pretty cheap, so its not coming at the cost of anything

13. chenski

Posts: 777; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

My 3gb ram rarely gets above 2gb in usage

18. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Dude. They're still charging $500 for the 6P with 3 GB RAM.

35. MochaBean

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 06, 2015

The S7 edge is $780, and it has 4GB RAM. The iPhone 6S is $750 (64 GB) and it has 2GB RAM. Marlin does not need 6 GB RAM to be competitive in the $500-$600 range, especially since it has a Snapdragon 821, not an 820. https ://mobile.twitter.com/RDR0b11/status/7634289983490​62144

36. MochaBean

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 06, 2015

Oh yeah, and the Note 7 has 4GB RAM too. It's $850.

2. Phonehex

Posts: 768; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Note 7 > Nexus 2016 ! Stock look and feel can be done on the Note 7 by theming it easily from the theme store. I honestly don't think the OS version matters that much. Note 7 is the King of all phones. Samsung FTW.

7. rubyonrails3

Posts: 375; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

You are right about Note 7 > Nexus 2016 if we don't look at the price. if Nexus 2016 comes at less than $600 its better option as camera will be comparable, maybe nexus won't be as feature rich as is Note but for sure Nexus will feel faster and Stock android is now so awesome. once OEM skins really felt better but now Android 7 feels and is more advance than Note 7. beside Nexus 6p feels so smoother than S7 edge so I don't expect less from Nexus 2016. For me Note 7 is only greater Brand value, I can show off but I'm pretty sure I'll be more happy with Nexus experience as I value software update more. beside my time with S7 edge and Nexus 6p I felt more confident taking people pictures with 6p than S7 as I can zoom those pictures and feels so great about it. can't say same about Samsung camera. Samsung Camera is only faster thats why people are so crazy about it.

8. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Stock Android looks ugly and boring as f**k.

10. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Damn, good thing you haven't seen the iPhone's interface or your head might explode.

22. mahima

Posts: 743; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

i personally like stock android and wp, simplicity works for me

24. Mfa901

Posts: 291; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

stock android is blank canvas... you can paint it with whatever you want. for simple painting use launcher and icon packs. but for advanced stuff nothing can beat Layers.

12. chenski

Posts: 777; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Not every year though

17. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

Oh great... you "think" that whatever the hell Google + the globe wide devs are doing right now to further Android's ver from time to time "don't matter that much" **golf claps** Some of us here really need to balance out their fanboism vs. sheer ignorance like yesterday. Stock Android goes beyond "looks"...I'd elaborate but rather not draw diagrams in a comment section.

33. MochaBean

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 06, 2015

Have fun spending ~$300 more to get a phone with a slower processor. :^) The new Nexuses will have an 821, despite what this garbage article says.

3. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

No Snapdragon 821 or 6GB of RAM? Fail *sarcasm off Also where's QWERTYphone ?Haven't seen a stupid comment from him in a while

14. foscrew

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 24, 2015

This is so underwhelming average.

15. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

3450mAh.... exact same as angler and just 450 more than 1+3's. Hoping that the debuting Nougat can really ante up the batt life optimization aspect else not seeing the point to spend more for what's probably gonna be priced higher than 1+3.

20. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

But the SD820 manages power better than the (already throttled) 810, right?

28. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

Right. Just that I'm also cautiously optimistic that 1+'s good people will keep improving on updates in the coming weeks for 1+3 when eventually they'll get the batt life hiccups straight. By which point Marlin's 450mAh advantage won't look too good until we get to the bread and butter; street price.

29. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I suspect it'll be similar to the 6P, maybe less $50. $450 for 32 GB, $500 for 64, $600 for 128.

31. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Considering in the US HTC has more name recognition than Huawei and HTC has a history or pricing their devices in the upper end, I'd imagine it will be priced the same or higher with comparable hardware.

16. zelase

Posts: 59; Member since: Apr 20, 2014

i think SD820 is now old please 821/823

34. MochaBean

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 06, 2015

It's going to have an 821. This article is wrong. https : //mobile.twitter . com/RDR0b11/status/763428998349062144

19. Metropolis75

Posts: 197; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

I hope some of you never get married. "Sorry babe, too much bloatware!" Lol

21. fyah_king unregistered

So, the screen keeps getting smaller and smaller. I guess next year it'll be 5.3in. :(

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