Live photos of Google Nexus Sailfish leak out

Live photos of Google Nexus Sailfish leak out
It may still be a month or two before Google officially announces this year's new Nexus smartphones, but the devices are not exactly mysteries to us. Codenamed Sailfish and Marlin, the two next-gen handsets are reportedly made by HTC, and should have many common features. Moreover, it's said that they also have one and the same design (though in different sizes).

Android Police today revealed live photos of what seemingly is the Nexus Sailfish - the smaller of the two upcoming phones, which should sport a 5-inch 1080p screen. The photos - included below - show a device that certainly resembles the alleged Nexus Sailfish spotted in previously leaked renders. Admittedly, these are not the best leaked images we've seen, but they're enough to prove that the Sailfish doesn't really look like any of the older Nexus handsets (and neither should Marlin). This particular Sailfish model that we can see today has a two-tone, black and grey appearance, obviously featuring a fingerprint scanner on the back, below the rear camera.

A recent rumor had it that the Nexus Sailfish would be a plastic-made device. However, Android Police notes that both Sailfish and Marlin should be made out of metal (with glass possibly covering the top half of the rear shell).

The Google Nexus Sailfish and Marlin will run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, reportedly featuring Snapdragon 820 processors, 4 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of internal memory. Unlike the 5-inch, 1080p Sailfish, the Nexus Marlin will probably offer a 5.5-inch Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) screen, in addition to a larger battery.

Besides the Nexus Sailfish live photos uncovered by Android Police, we also want to show you another image of the unannounced phone, one that appears to be snapped from a promo video. Check out the slideshow below, and let us know if you like what you're seeing!


sources: Android Police, Twitter

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39 Comments

1. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I like it. Those bezels are next level for no particular reason, but I'm a Nexus guy so...... I DON'T GIVE A FUK!

21. vincelongman

Posts: 5745; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I'm disappointed But not surprised since its HTC this year Here's an estimation by u/anders987https://i.imgur.com/QezNxz2.jpg

24. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Dear God......the bezel monster will swallow you whole!!!!!

38. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

hello iphone? LOL

27. warrenellis

Posts: 102; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

That is probably just a screen to test the phone, this has happened before where the leaked photo showed an ugly front panel

40. dazed1

Posts: 806; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

You cant pretend, but you cant lie, You are a iphone guy, not Nexus.

2. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

I have the Nexus 5, and Nexus 6 O.G. and I ordered the Note 7 because of the smaller screen. Some of us like a bigger screen. Having a smaller screen, and mediocre brightness is a nay no for me this time around....Too bad because I love the Nexus software. I have the new 7.0 and love the snappiness of this on my N6. The Nexus 6p was my limit for a smaller screen size then the O.G. Nexus 6. When playing with it in the store it feels so snappy and responsive. I may buy it when the price falls and use it on fi to see how that service is.

3. Babadook

Posts: 230; Member since: May 24, 2016

I gotta admit the bezels are rather large! Here's to hoping Marlin's bezels are slightly smaller! (If not, make the phone slightly wider so the height isn't so extreme)

11. perfectnine

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

i dont understand, how does the height of the phone affect your usage of a phone? been using a HTC One and HTC Butterfly 2 (considered to be tall devices) and have no problems using it as side bezels are small.

18. TBomb

Posts: 1640; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

skinny looking phone makes it kinda funky looking. like the samsung juke

23. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

As funky as the razor-thin Galaxy A8's 5.9mm thickness.

20. Babadook

Posts: 230; Member since: May 24, 2016

When using one hand I have to shift the phone to hit the top of the screen a lot of the time. It's a hassle because of the length. More importantly the phone becomes too large in my pockets (shorts and jeans). There is only a finite amount of space and I'd rather not have to lug around a brick in my pocket with unnecessary bezels. Every inch counts. If you have the choice of small vs large, who in their right mind would choose large bezels? Makes no sense! (Side note - PA ads are still out of control. I accidently click one and Google warns it's basically malware, etc. Ridiculous).

35. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

You would've hated the phone I started out with. It was the size of the 6p (height and width) but about a full inch thick. That is a brick, these phones today are like an oversized credit card in comparison.

4. Takeharu

Posts: 288; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Those bezels are iPhone like! In other words: disgustingly large.

5. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

I feel like the bezels and no stereo speakers or front facing speaker are downgrades from the Nexus 5x and 6p

15. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

nexus6 have front facing stereo speaker and tiny bezels.. hopefully, moto makes next year's nexus :-/

26. vincelongman

Posts: 5745; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I've been very impressed by the battery in recent Moto phones Their battery literally like over 70% of the size inside Would love to see another Moto Nexus

6. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Looks like a bulkier Nexus 4.

7. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

why does it have that huge chin if it doesnt have stereo speakers?!?! that chin is crazy

12. alila2

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

with no front speakers i wonder what the excuse going to be for such bezels .

14. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Yep . I mean nexus phone has on screen buttons soooo.... i cant find any excuse for the bottom bezzel being that large

16. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

nexus6 FTW, it has tiny chin and stereo speakers. nexuses get uglier since then :-/

37. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

But it was biiiiiig as f. The AMOLED screen wasn't that bad, and the camera was a 50/50.

28. warrenellis

Posts: 102; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Its probably just a test screen. This happens a lot where the leaked photos show an ugly front panel

8. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

why does it have that huge chin if it doesnt have stereo speakers?!?! that chin is crazy

9. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

2012 called, they want their Nexus back.

10. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Where's the b*t*hing & moaning about the non removable battery?

39. MobileNico

Posts: 96; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

Nexus phones haven't had a removable battery since the Galaxy Nexus. I'd bet anyone who cares about that isn't reading this article.

13. sebstin

Posts: 193; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

WHy its so big and bulky?.. Look at Redmi Pro models.. 5" and very compact.. DOnt make anything more than 140mmX69mm if its 5".

17. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Well, still nothing here whatsoever that makes me regret buying the Axon 7. Now that the bootloader is unlocked, a few Devs are going to work on this thing.

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