HTC Nexus 2016 aka Marlin
HTC Nexus 2016 aka Marlin spotted on Geekbench 3.4.1

Two HTC-built Nexus smartphones codenamed 'Sailfish' and 'Marlin' had recently surfaced online with their leaked specifications. Now, the latter has been spotted on Geekbench 3.4.1 test, which further confirms some of the smartphone specifications that were leaked earlier.

HTC Nexus Marlin
HTC Nexus 2016 aka ‘Marlin’ spotted on Geekbench primatelabs

The benchmark listing now clarifies that the Nexus Marlin phone indeed features a powerful 1.6GHz quad-core processor and 4GB of RAM, and runs Android Nougat out-of-the-box.

Furthermore, the Geekbench's system info section also lists out some key specs that are in line with the previous leak. In other words, the Geekbench test actually confirms a few of the leaked specs including the QHD touchscreen, 12MP/8MP camera combo, 32GB and 128GB storage options and a 3,450mAh battery.

Among other features, the benchmark also confirms the presence of an USB Type C port on the Nexus Marlin along with a fingerprint scanner on its back. The Nexus Marlin scores 2084 points in the single-core test and 4969 points in the multi-core test, wherein the benchmark results were  uploaded on 30 June by primatelabs. 

Check out the complete list of leaked specs (below) for Nexus Marlin:

  • Manufactured by HTC
  • Android Nougat
  • Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
  • 5.5″ QHD (2560×1440) AMOLED display
  • USB-C port
  • 12MP rear camera, 8MP front
  • Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • 4GB RAM
  • 3450mAh battery
  • Bottom-firing speakers
  • 32/128GB of storage
  • Bluetooth 4.2