HTC Nexus M1 surfaces on Geekbench; rumored specs include Android Nougat 7.0 and 4GB of RAM

Which smartphone manufacturer has produced the most Nexus handsets? If you guessed Samsung, you are absolutely... incorrect. Actually, LG has produced a trio of Nexus phones with the Nexus 4, Nexus 5 and Nexus 5X.  Samsung has manufactured two, the Nexus S and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Motorola, Huawei and HTC have produced one model each.

If rumors about the two new Nexus models coming from HTC this year are true, the company will finish the year with three Nexus phones, good enough to tie LG at the top. And that doesn't include the Nexus 9 tablet, also made by HTC. The two new HTC Nexus phones include the HTC Nexus S1 carrying a 5-inch display, and the HTC Nexus M1 with a 5.5-inch screen.

Yesterday, we passed along to you some rumored specs for the HTC Nexus M1 that came from China's Weibo micro-blogging site. This morning, we have some more information about the phone thanks to its visit to the Geekbench benchmark site. Combined with the latest speculation, the Nexus M1 is expected to be powered by Android Nougat 7.0.1. It will feature a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. The Snapdragon 820 SoC is said to be under the hood with a quad-core CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU.

A 12MP camera should adorn the back of the unit, while an 8MP camera will be found on front to shoot selfies and handle video chats. A rear-mounted fingerprint scanner will be included with the handset, which will have 4GB of RAM and 32GB/128GB of native memory. Two speaker grilles are expected on the bottom of the handset, along with a Type-C port.

The single-core Geekbench score was 2084, while the multi-core tally came to 4969. HTC is rumored to begin shipping the new Nexus models this September. Pricing is unknown for now.

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1. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

hopeflly htc make a smaller screen model like 5 or 5.2 inch

6. tyger11

Posts: 290; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Hopefully you'll go back and read the end of the 2nd paragraph. :)

13. swarai

Posts: 85; Member since: Aug 07, 2014

LMAO, Respeck!

2. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Seems the super success of s7 edge is going to compel most manufacturers to go for a 5.5 inch display. S7 edge has the advantage of curved screen though.

18. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG unregistered

5.5 inch display in a 5 inch body. Crazy.

27. gigi3

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

almost 5 inch. 72mm is a bit wide for 5 inch, consider note 5 has 76mm with 5.7" and 5.1" regular S7 is only 69mm wide.

3. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

Are you sure that its SD 820? If yes,it seems like underclocked version, maybe its a failure of geekbench. Looking forward,5.5 inchers are my favourites but i wouldnt mind even 5.7 inch display.

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Could be a lower bin of the 820 or the rumor 818 (lower bin of the 823) I hope its the 823, just underclocked Dont care about the minor loss of performance Underclocking for less heat would be nice, especially for Daydream

9. kefalin

Posts: 292; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

Yes,that what i thought that it might be 818,so the situation would be the same as last year>>>Nexus 5X budget phone with 808 and high-end 6P with 810,but then it might mean that bigger variant will be lower-specd,which doesnt make sense at all. So yeah,i hope its 823 too

14. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I would definitely go for a slightly lower clock speed to avoid heating. The SD820 in my S7E can get a bit toasty at times, although I know the thermal envelope should be better in an aluminum body.

23. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

The Snapdragon 820 doesn't even meet the standards of Daydream. I still see no legitimate reason for this under-clocked version.

25. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Source for that? I thought the standards of Daydream havent been released yet? Underclocking (and therefore unvolting) does reduce heat So there's a legitimate reason to underclocking

4. Mobilephile

Posts: 165; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

Yaaaawwwn.....Less than 6" display, so boring for the past year in mobile. Yes the .3" smaller screen size made a very noticeable difference, enough for me to return a 6P back to Google.

26. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Why would u want a 6" phone? There are tablets with cellular capabilities. Try holding that to your ear.

5. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Hmm for 400$ maybe 410$!! Afterall its HTC not samsung!

8. Reza.N

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 06, 2015

Better than the s**tty samsung..everyone knows htc's quality is the best.

11. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

My friends said otherwise. HTC's are s**ty.

17. azimesmail

Posts: 264; Member since: Nov 23, 2014

The HTC 10 was much better than the S7. If HTC made a phablet version, it would have been better than the S7 edge and Note 5 as well.

21. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

Can't they both be good be good phones with their pros and cons

10. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Yeah! They have quality but not enough money to carry on!! And samsung is leading the herd!! Everybody knows that!! Poor htc tried wit 10 but you know quite not there still and never will!! Foldable phone huh!! NOTE:- sammy is leading king so dont troll!! Stinson out!

16. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

huh? "...not enough money to carry on!!"?? Obviously they are still carrying on if they are putting out devices...duh.

12. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Wish the phone to be compact and sleek version of the m10 with less bezel,flat back and not thicker than 8mm.I have a feeling both will be more premium with aluminium or glass,plastic - ahhh nooo.

15. Flame_Hunter

Posts: 28; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

Google doesn't reveal it yet what's the android version they're gonna use with android nougat, so what the heck phonearena telling android version 7.0?

19. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Samsung has 3 Nexus Nexus S Galaxy Nexus Nexus 10

24. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

But PA is talking about Nexus Smartphones. Nexus 10 was a tablet.

20. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Dang! I was hoping they kept the front facing speakers. Guess it's Note7 or Moto z with mods for me.

22. gigi3

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

And 16GB internal storage and no SD , of course.

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