HTC Nexus 'Marlin' phone specifications leaked

HTC Nexus Marlin phone specs surface online, following the recent leak on Nexus Sailfish.

The specifications of larger HTC-built Nexus phone codenamed 'Marlin' have surfaced online, following the recent leak on the Nexus Sailfish phone. Folks at Android Police have published the leaked specifications obtained from some reliable source while also confirming the legitimacy of the leak through a bunch of corroborating sources.

The source of the leak cannot be confirmed at the moment owing to the sensitive nature of that evidence and the way it was relayed to them, reports Android Police. Nevertheless, here is the full list of leaked specifications for the forthcoming Nexus phone known as Marlin:

  • Manufactured by HTC
  • Quad-core Qualcomm processor
  • 5.5" QHD (2560x1440) 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

Based on the leaked specs for HTC Nexus Marlin, it is ascertained that the Nexus Sailfish phone will also feature an AMOLED display panel, albeit with 1080p resolution.

Meanwhile, the Nexus Marlin is expected to ship in two storage variants namely 32 and 128GB skipping the 64GB model altogether. The report also suggests that the Sailfish phone will feature a similar storage configuration, besides incorporating same camera, RAM and processor specifications.

On the processor front, it is still unclear if the Nexus Marlin will be powered by an improved Snapdragon 820 or the rumoured 821 or 823.

If the rumours indeed come true then we are likely to see two new Nexus phones from HTC in two different screen sizes and varying display resolutions as well as battery capacity. The rest of the specifications are likely to remain the same for both the phones as per the latest report.

Furthermore, the Sailfish and Marlin phones are expected to mirror similar design strategy along the lines of iPhone and iPhone Plus. There is still no word on the estimated retail price for these two phones or if they will indeed carry the HTC branding at the time of release.