Google Nexus 2016 Release Update: HTC Marlin Visits AnTuTu Benchmark Revealing Killer Specs

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Google Nexus 2016 Marlin vs Nexus 6P
Google Nexus 6P

Codenamed HTC Marlin and Sailfish, Google?s Nexus 2016 smartphones are gearing up for release in September. Not long ago, we saw the Sailfish visiting various benchmark sites, while there was no buzz about the Marlin. But now, this device just visited the AnTuTu benchmark testing site with cutting-edge configurations in tow.

It is worth noting that the Marlin is the bigger device out of the two. And, going by the listing and past rumors, it?s clear that both devices will come packed with top-of-the-shelf specs and a killer design.

Citing AnTuTu,?Times News says the HTC Nexus Marlin will flaunt a 5.5-inch display, which is complemented by a QHD resolution of 2,560 x 1440 pixels.

Under the hood, Qualcomm?s widely-used Snapdragon 820 SoC will power the smartphone, while Adreno 530 GPU will take care of the graphics. On the contrary, some rumors suggested that Google might opt for Snapdragon 821 instead. The SD821 is the enhanced version of SD820 with over-clocked cores.

Nexus 5X

Furthermore, the internal configurations will apparently be backed by a solid 4GB of RAM. When it comes to memory, HTC has apparently equipped the device with 32GB of native storage space. However, there is no news about the microSD card slot at this point.

Being a Google device, without any surprise, both HTC Marlin and Sailfish will run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.

Camera-wise, the listing says a 13-megapixel rear-facing sensor and an 8-megapixel front-facing shooter will be part of the handset. Also noteworthy is the 3,450mAh battery cell, which is very generous for a smartphone.

We are also hearing that the Google Nexus 2016 smartphones will support USB Type C port, speakers and a fingerprint scanner embedded on the back.

When the HTC Nexus Marlin visited GeekBench, it was revealed that the device scored 2,084 points in the single-core test and it settled for 4,969 points in the multi-core test.

What do you think of the Nexus 2016? Are you waiting to purchase one? Feel free to leave a comment.


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