HTC Nexus Marlin is said to be the beefier version of the other Nexus Sailfish that is expected to be announced later in the year. However, according to the latest tweet, Sprint could be the first carrier to release the smartphone, with others following straight after.
Sprint Has A Different Model Number For HTC Nexus Marlin – Phone Could Come With A Hefty Battery And Same Camera Sensor As Its Predecessor
With Sprint expected to become the first carrier to launch the upcoming HTC Nexus Marlin, it means that there are going to be two different model names, with both of them listed below::
- M1#UHL: Sprint
- M1#WHL: International version
We have more insights to the hardware that’s going to be part of the smartphone. According to our previous leak, there is a no camera hump in the upcoming HTC Nexus Marlin, which suggests that the remaining portion of the smartphone could be covered with battery, which is the right thing to do. The leak also stated that the 5.5-inch handset could have the same battery as a Nexus 6P, which is a 3,450mAh cell, along with the same 12.3MP camera sensor that boasts a large pixel size, and the ability to record 4K videos and slow-mo videos. We will be taking these features with a grain of salt, but the image does state that the device is going to be running Android N ‘out of the box’ and will provide support for the Vulkan API.
— The Malignant (@the_malignant) July 26, 2016
As far as the remaining hardware of the upcoming HTC Nexus Marlin goes, Qualcomm announced its Snapdragon 821 very recently, thus confirming that Snapdragon 820 does have a successor that is going to be present in mobile devices during the 2016 Calendar year. Now the question is, which Nexus smartphone is going to come packing it? With HTC Nexus Marlin expecting to pack slightly better hardware than Sailfish, it is possible that the smartphone will come running a Snapdragon 821 inside it. If you wanted to know the differences between Snapdragon 821 and Snapdragon 820, they have been listed below:
- CPU performance cluster: 2 x Kryo running at 2.2GHz
- CPU power efficiency cluster: 2 x Kryo running at 1.6GHz
- GPU: Adreno 530 running at 624MHz
- CPU performance cluster: 2 x Kryo running at 2.4GHz
- CPU power efficiency cluster: 2 x Kryo running at 2.0GHz
- GPU: Adreno 530 running at 650+MHz
Let us hope that HTC manages to price these Nexus devices in a range that is suited to the average consumer’s budget.