HTC Marlin Specs Leak Points to a Shrunken Nexus Phablet

By Gary Cutlack on at

Rumour would have it that HTC is returning to the Nexus brand this year with two devices -- a smaller one and a bigger one, as has become the norm of late -- with the bigger one, known under the development name of Marlin, now revealed through a leak of tech specs.

The extremely believable feature set has been obtained by Android Police, which says the larger of HTC's two 2016 Nexus models will arrive with a 5.5-inch AMOLED display that makes it a little smaller than the currently Nexus 6P, with the new HTC Nexus' display running at the high modern resolution of 2560 x 1440.

The specific brand of processor isn't mentioned, although we can expect to see 4GB of RAM inside it next to a Quad-core Qualcomm chipset, which presumably must be the Snapdragon 820 as already used by HTC's more than capable HTC 10, or a slightly revised tweak.  A USB-C port for fast charging is included, alongside 12MP and 8MP cameras, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, a really quite vast 3450 mAh battery and internal storage capacity that starts at 32GB.

As long as it's not comedy money, that'd be worth adding to the devices collection. [Android Police]


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