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The HTC Nexus Sailfish Features In Yet Another Image Leak; Unique Rear Design Looks Certain

Ramish Zafar
Posted Aug 17, 2016
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With August passing by slowly, Google’s Nexus smartphones for 2016 have started to slowly permeate the rumor mill. We’ve seen several leaks for them so far. These relate mostly to its design, with some details also surfacing on performance specifications. We’ve managed to get our hands on some more image leaks of the device today. These stand in line with earlier information. Take a look below to find out more.

 The HTC Nexus Sailfish Surfaces In More Images Confirming Earlier Leaks

Talking design, this year’s Nexus devices should take a very interesting approach. The current trend in the industry has been a uni-material approach for device rear. With the Nexus Sailfish, this should change. Current leaks for the device suggest that you’ll be getting to witness two materials on its rear. Folks over at Android Police have been very prolific in their leaks for this year’s Nexus smartphones. They’re now claiming that the Nexus smartphones this year won’t be differentiated in terms of core hardware specifications.

The Nexus Sailfish and Marlin will be differentiated in terms of screen size, battery, capacity and resolution. That’s news to us really as it would most likely mean very similar price points for Sailfish and Marlin. The pair is also expected to feature identical build materials, contrary to earlier information. So both the Sailfish and Marlin will be getting an all metal design with a touch of glass around the fingerprint sensor.

HTC-Nexus-Sailfish-Image

The image above, which allegedly belongs to the HTC Nexus Sailfish confirms what we’ve been telling you so far. The rear of the device does seem to feature two materials, with the fingerprint sensor surrounded with glass. This year’s devices are rumored to bring features such as gestural recognition to the fingerprint sensor. For hardware specifications, both the Nexus Sailfish and Marlin will come featuring the Snapdragon 821, Qualcomm’s recent upgrade to the Snapdragon 820.

HTC Nexus Sailfish Surfaces On CPU-Z With Snapdragon 821 As Its Processor

There’s still no information on the launch date of the HTC Nexus Sailfish and Marlin. Some sources have suggested an October launch, but there’s nothing concrete on this so far. We’re hoping for some more high resolution images or renders for both the devices to surface. They should clear things up quite a bit. As to Google’s alleged decision to not differentiate them by much this year, we’re not sure whether this will be the right approach. Thoughts? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned for the latest.

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