HTC Nexus Marlin spotted in real life

Discussion surrounding the next Nexus devices has been rife, with rumours of two HTC handsets known as Marlin and Sailfish.

The first alleged real world photo of the HTC Marlin is finally here though.


Marlin-TechDroider-Final.jpgTaDa! No?

Well, yes, for the first alleged image of such an anticipated device this is a bit of .. disappointing. Specially when so much has been said about the device, one would expect a bit more design reveal from the first real picture of the device rather than just a screen.

TechDroider claims this screen to be of the Nexus Marlin but this picture gives absolutely nothing new away. We do see that the Android version is ‘N’ although it has officially been named Nougat, and that the model ‘number’ is Marlin. In my experience with rooting androids, I have realized that such information can easily be faked by editing the build.prop and maybe some other files. But the last time I did something like that was a while back. Perhaps someone among you can add to my humble knowledge on the subject?

Just to be clear, this is not to raise any questions on TechDroider but just something that came to my mind seeing this limited reveal.

I wouldn’t bother writing about such a leak I don’t feel very confident about but considering the track record of TechDroider and given that it is indeed a trusted source, I’d give this the benefit of the doubt.  In case you don’t remember or didn’t know, they were the first to bring the clearest image of the Galaxy note 7.


The site also reports that the device was enclosed in a case which is normal for pre-release devices in order to not give away the design. However, the website goes on to say that it is a full-metal device with no camera bump at the back and that it looks a bit like the HTC 10, but with a fingerprint scanner on the rear. Such things are easily guessed at, but that generally follows the line of thinking we’ve seen previously on Marlin.

There’s mention of this being a 5.5-inch 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution device, that it will have a 12-megapixel rear camera and 8-megapixel front camera, possibly the same as the Nexus 6P. It’s also claimed to be offering 128GB of internal storage.

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Source : TechDroider


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