Nexus 2016 Variants HTC Sailfish and Marlin Get FCC Certification Ahead Of September Release, U.S. Carriers Revealed

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Google?s Nexus 2016 smartphones, tied to the code names ?HTC Nexus Marlin? and ?HTC Nexus Sailfish,? have got their FCC certifications.

Getting the FCC certification (1,?2) is the final hurdle. Now that the devices have successfully got certified, the Nexus 2016 release date could be anytime soon.

The two Nexus handsets carry the following model numbers: G-2PW4100 (Marlin) and G-2PW2100 (Sailfish). To top it off, the devices will reportedly work under Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint networks in the U.S.,?Phone Arena noted.

Speaking of specifications, the HTC Nexus Marlin, which is the bigger device out of the two, will apparently carry a 5.5-inch display, along with a QHD resolution of 1,440 x 2,560 pixels.

The HTC Nexus Sailfish, on the other hand, will feature a 5-inch display, complemented by a full HD resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels. It looks like Google is concentrating on both high-end and upper-mid-range target audience.

Under the hood, Qualcomm?s Snapdragon 820 chipset will work in tandem with a quad-core processor to power the device. The graphics side of things will apparently be taken care by Adreno 530 GPU, while the hardware configurations will be backed by a good 4GB of RAM.

Furthermore, Google?s latest?Android 7.0 Nougat will run the device out of the box. The Nexus handsets will apparently come equipped with 32GB of built-in storage space. This is believed to be the base version as most OEMs are ditching the 16GB model.

Here, take a look at the?leaked photo of the Nexus 2016 smartphone:

Going by the photo, which got leaked yesterday, it?s clear that the HTC Nexus Sailfish will come with a mix of metal, plastic and glass. We can see both black and grey hues in the device. The fingerprint scanner has been embedded on the back of the handset below the primary camera.

HTC has used metal sparingly unlike its?flagship HTC 10, which comes with a unibody design. Nevertheless, the device looks stunning, sleek and neat.


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