There have been a lot of rumors since the first day of this year that HTC might be working on building two new Nexus smartphones. Many reports confirm that HTC has code named its Nexus smartphones, as Marlin and Sailfish. We already got to know some information regarding the Sailfish smartphone and recently we got to know more about the Marlin smartphone. So, let’s see what we know about this smartphone.
There are many concept images available online of the rumored phone. Almost all of them suggest one thing - the device would be an eye treat. The phone is poised to have stylish exteriors along with top quality craftsmanship. It is also seen that the phone will not have a physical home button and the fingerprint scanner would be provided on the back of the phone, just below the camera module. The volume rocker and the power button are expected to be provided on the right edge of the phone. Right now there is no information pertaining to the external dimensions or the weight of the phone. It is also believed that the phone will feature a 5.5 inch ultra-HD AMOLED display that would provide a screen resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. The display is also expected to be provided with a Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The 2K FHD display shall house approximately 493 ppi and will certainly rock the viewing experience of the phone. The 2K display is bound to attract attention, as the screen would get lively enough to make watching videos and playing games a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The display will get bright enough so that there would be no problem with the display of the phone regarding sunlight legibility. The UHD display is bound to provide amazing viewing angles to the phone. Overall the phone is set to have an amazing design and even amazing display.
According to the online rumors, the phone is expected to feature an Octa core processor backed by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset. The processor has the potential to provide a power packed performance. Users would be able multi-task heavily in the phone. At such specs, playing heavy apps and videos won’t be a problem, as the rumored Adreno 530 chipset will be able to handle their heavy graphic needs. The phone is expected to run on Android platform and we hope it would feature Android v7.0 i.e. Nougat. The phone is expected to come in two different models with internal storage of 32GB and 128GB, which we think is a well thought move. It is also believed that 4GB of RAM would be provided in the phone. We currently have no information about the fact that the internal storage would be expandable or not. The phone might support dual SIM but would definitely support 4G/LTE networks.
It is rumored that the phone will feature a 12MP rear camera by phase detection autofocus and LED flashlight. The camera features would include Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection and Touch to focus. Shooting modes are expected to include Continuous Shooting and High Dynamic Range mode (HDR). HD video recording would be done by the camera. The phone shall also come with an 8MP Front Camera. HTC has a track record of providing decent cameras in its smartphones and we hope that the cameras provided in this phone will be able to live up to our expectations. With the rumored specifications one can expect to capture decent images from the phone. However, let's see if the camera is able to capture decent images in low light conditions, as almost all kinds of cameras do well in bright light conditions. The front shooter has the capability to capture some impressive selfies. A loudspeaker and a 3.5 mm jack with active noise cancellation and dedicated mic is also expected to be provided with the phone.
It is believed that the phone will feature a 3450 mAh Li-Ion non-user replaceable battery. It is rumored that the battery would support quick charging. Talking about connectivity options, the phone is expected to feature Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth version 4.2, A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC and USB Type-C. The sensors that are expected in the phone are Fingerprint, Light sensor, Proximity sensor and Accelerometer.