Purported camera details leaked for HTC Marlin (Google Pixel XL)

Purported camera details leaked for HTC Marlin (Google Pixel XL)
A short while, ago it emerged that Google's HTC-made smartphone duo codenamed Sailfish and Marlin could soon launch as the Google Pixel and Pixel XL respectively. The naming scheme, if true, will mark a departure from the traditional Nexus branding, which looks set to be retired. With a month to go until the purported October 4th unveiling, the rumor mill should see plenty of action, and kicking things off appropriately, renowned leakster LlabTooFeR has shared some info regarding the Pixel XL's camera.

According to his recent tweet, the Google Pixel XL will roll with Sony's IMX378 sensor for the rear-facing shooter, while the selfie camera will comprise Sony's IMX179. This in alignment with leaked specs, which have suggested Marlin could rock a 12 or 13-megapixel snapper on the back and an 8-megapixel front-facing effort. Though LlabTooFer doesn't mention anything about the smaller handset for now, previous information leads us to believe that both Sailfish and Marlin will employ the same cameras. 



1. Rocket

Posts: 641; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

google love making ugly phones, lol

4. fyah_king unregistered

Not as ugly as the iphone, though. The bezels are just too big on that fruit cake phone.

13. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Well Yea, but that's pretty much the only thing Apple excels at these days, ugly phones. So let them have at least that.


Posts: 652; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Hey there's nothing wrong with Tim enjoying a little salad toss. The problem is when he has his fruitcake and makes you eat it too.

22. sgodsell

Posts: 7206; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I wonder if Google is going to try their hand a dual camera setup? Since a number of smart phones this year came with dual cameras on the rear.

9. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Not ugly, just bland and minimalistic.

18. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I like minimalistic, stealthy and understated Different strokes for different folks :)

19. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Same here.


Posts: 926; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Does good design them or do they just leave it up to HTC or whoever is making them?

2. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

October 4th seems ages away. lol. Can't wait until the unveiling. At least I will have football to hold me over.

3. Rocket

Posts: 641; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

they need to put the fingerprint scaner in front similar to op3 with the two customizable capacitive buttons too.

16. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

No they dont. All google branded device ( nexus thats will soon apparently be named differently ) use on screen button and when they use fingerprint scanner its in the back always. There is no reason to do otherwise.

5. Bambule

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 22, 2015

Ugly is the new black

6. rubyonrails3

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

Nexus 6p uses IMX 377 not IMX278

8. Babadook

Posts: 230; Member since: May 24, 2016

Does Sony normally produce good/great camera pieces?!

17. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Sony make the best mobile camera sensor end of the story. Some other make good one too like Samsung.

11. tech2488

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 30, 2016

The back of this phone is very ugly.

12. surethom

Posts: 1662; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

What ever the camera is let's hope this year they install it the correct way round, the 5x is upside down & all videos are recorded upside down, letting apps rotate it but some still do not.

14. Fona13A unregistered

This is going to be a brand disaster, I don't read a lot of enthusiasm about the pixel series even if Nexus doesn't have a glorious brand recognition either. At least very old Nexus models can function decently with recent builds. Galaxy Nexus/S for instance. This just seems like change for the sake of change.

15. Kumar123 unregistered

And yet Sony still uses years old camera sensor for their own flagship phone. Shame on Sony.

21. Jishnusur

Posts: 173; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

Nobody noticed that the main camera of Nexus 5 becomes the front camera of Marlin XL. How technology upgrades.

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