There is no doubt that this year’s upcoming Nexus smartphone(s) are the most anticipated so far in the Nexus line. A big part of why this is is due to how many rumors are being thrown around about what the next Nexus phone(s) will be. Although, if you take a step back and look in at all of the rumors, you can pretty easily separate fact from fiction.
There will almost certainly be two Nexus smartphones released this year, both HTC-made. As of now, these devices are internally being referred to as “Marlin” and “Sailfish.” The leaked photo that you see below is supposedly the Sailfish Nexus, which will likely be the smaller and cheaper version of the two.
This photo was given to the folks over at Android Police who are standing pretty firmly behind the authenticity of the photo, saying “we are 100% positive this is the Sailfish.” And for those of you who still don’t believe that this image is authentic, it coincidentally matches up with the recently leaked photo of the device on Twitter. You can see that here.
If you haven’t been paying attention to technology news lately, here are the leaked specs of the Sailfish Nexus:
- 5-inch 1080p AMOLED display
- 12MP rear camera, 8MP front camera
- Quad-core 2.0GHz 64-bit processor
- 4GB of RAM
- 2770 mAh battery
- 32GB of storage
- Fingerprint scanner (back of device)
- Bluetooth 4.2
- And yes, a headphone jack
There is still no official word from either Google or HTC as to when this device will be released. But based on previous Nexus releases it will likely be released with its partner sometime in September, shortly after Android Nougat is rumored to be released.