Prototype of HTC Nexus Marlin, disguised by case, shows Android 7.0 is installed

HTC is expected to produce two Nexus phones for 2016, code named the Marlin (M-1) and the Sailfish (S-1). The latter is said to feature a 5-inch screen, while the former will offer a 5.5-inch display. A picture has been discovered showing what is alleged to be a prototype of the HTC Nexus Marlin wearing a case to hide the design of the phone.

What couldn't be hidden was the image on the screen which confirms that Android 7.0 (Nougat) will be pre-installed. In addition, we can see that the device has received the July security update.

The Marlin is expected to feature a 5.5-inch screen with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. The Snapdragon 820 chipset will be under the hood with a quad-core CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU. 4GB of RAM should be inside and the camera combo from back to front will weigh in at 12MP/8MP. A 3450mAh battery powers the whole shebang. According to the source, the prototype carries 128GB of internal storage and resembles an HTC 10 with a fingerprint scanner on back.

HTC was responsible for one other Nexus handset. The very first phone in the series, 2010's Nexus One, was manufactured by HTC. The company also produces the Nexus 9 tablet. 

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