HTC is rumored to manufacture two Nexus smartphones this year on the same lines of last year where we had seen two Nexus devices. The earlier leaks revealed the devices to be codenamed as Marlin and Sailfish. If the leaked images are to be believed, we have already got the first look of the device, and the design looks lot more similar to the recently launched HTC 10 Smartphone. Today, there was a benchmark screenshot from Antutu labs that revealed a few important specifications of this device.
As mentioned earlier, the device will be powered by the Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor coupled with Adreno 530 GPU. Qualcomm had recently unveiled this new chipset as an upgraded version of Snapdragon 820 and is said to offer 10% better performance. The ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe is the first smartphone to feature Snapdragon 821 SoC and the upcoming Xiaomi Mi Note 2 might also feature the same SoC.
There is no information about the display size from Antutu, but GFXbench revealed it to be a 5-inch smartphone with Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution. So this could be the successor to Nexus 5X which also came with a 1080p display while Nexus 6P sports a Quad HD display. The Smartphone is also expected to launch with 4GB of RAM. There is a 32GB of internal storage on this device expected while skipping the 16GB option, and we do not expect a MicroSD card slot as we have never seen an expandable option in the recent Nexus devices.
While the Nexus 5X came with the mid-range specifications, this year we can see both the Nexus devices to come with high-end specifications. On the camera front, there is a 13MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera whereas the Nexus 5X came with a 12.3MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. The device will be running on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box that was officially announced some time back. Apart from the Nexus devices, the upcoming LG V20 Smartphone is said to be the first device to launch with Android Nougat but comes with the Flat UI laid on top of it.
Note: Earlier we had mentioned the Sailfish’s processor as Snapdragon 820 SoC instead of Snapdragon 821 SoC that according to this tweet could not be true. The changes have been made to the story based on the same.