As the iPhone 7 dominates the rumor mill, Google's 2016 Nexus smartphones come in at a close second. Both the lineups will be the last flagship smartphone launches for this year. Taiwanese phone maker HTC will manufacture the Nexus lineup. The two rumored variants for the device will be dubbed as the Nexus S1 and M1. They've seen quite a few leaks over the past couple of months. Today, another image allegedly depicting the Nexus S1 has surfaced. Take a look below to find out more.
Alleged HTC Nexus S1 Image Shows Device With Glass Back; Poor Quality Leads To Few Details Visible
Courtesy of Twitter, you can take a look today at what might very well be the Nexus S1. The device is rumored to come with an interesting design this year. It will use a metal frame for its edges, and a combination of two materials for the rear. As you can see below, that's exactly what today's image shows as well. Both glass and plastic are present on the device, which is too unique of a design to appear on any other smartphone.
The HTC S1 appears to have a nice look. However, the lack of uniformity on the device in terms of material will definitely put it in second place to the M1. It's the HTC Marlin that will get an all metal design this time around. The rumor mill's been very quite about the Marlin as well. In fact, aside from some design and material rumors, we've seen little surface about it so far. Take a look at today's leaked image below.
There's also what appears to be a fingerprint sensor on the rear of the Nexus S1. The device expected to come with gestural recognition as well. This will allow users to access features such as the notification menu by simply swiping across the fingerprint sensor. Specifications for the Nexus S1 include an all new processor from Qualcomm. The device is rumored to feature the Snapdragon 821. If true, this will allow it to potentially be the fastest flagship of 2016, depending on how the Snapdragon stacks up against the Exynos.
Other specifications for the device include a 12MP rear camera, 4GB of RAM, a 5 inch display and a battery exceeding 3000mAh. The device won't see the light of day for quite a while. We're eager to see how the HTC Nexus Marlin turns out. It will be the Android world's main highlight for this year. Google successfully launched the Nexus lineup last year. This year shouldn't be an exception either. Thoughts? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned for the latest.