The Google Nexus 2016 release could be happening soon because of a video that seemingly revealed its upcoming phone. Earlier this weekend, the tech giant shared a clip that had a photo of what is believed to be the HTC Sailfish.
A video posted on Google?s official Instagram page aimed to promote the Google Photos app for iOS and Android. Towards the end, it shows an iOS pop-up on the screen along with a never-before-seen phone with a 2.5D curved glass on its face.
According to BGR, the device is said to be one of the two variants of the Google Nexus 2016 ? the HTC Sailfish. The gadget will reportedly be launched alongside the HTC Marlin, which is the phablet successor to the Nexus 6P. Marlin will have an all-metal design and cutting-edge specs similar to Sailfish?s, but the latter will have a plastic body.
The report also pointed out that Google has previously revealed upcoming Nexus devices ?by accident? through promotional videos. This could mean that the Instagram clip was really intended to reveal the first official render of a new 2016 Nexus phone.
Recently, another leak showed an alleged actual photo of the HTC Sailfish?s sibling device. However, the alleged HTC Marlin image was cropped so tightly that only the screen can be seen. It was able only able to confirm that the new device will be running on Android Nougat.
Tech enthusiasts also got excited when a recently revealed GIF showed the upgraded home button of upcoming Google Nexus 2016 devices. The button goes into a playful animation with four colored dots after a long press, similar to how Google introduced its Google Assistant service. Some believe this hints that the new home button will be linked to the new AI software. However, some claim that it is possible for Google to either tweak or cancel the said feature before the Google Nexus 2016 release.
An earlier leak from July also showed the rumored specs of the HTC Marlin and Sailfish. The teaser included details about the upcoming devices? cameras, displays, processors, storage capacities, and battery.
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