Google is soon going to launch its new Nexus devices that are code named Nexus Marlin and Nexus Sailfish. A possible Huawei made Nexus 6P variant with model numbers H1622 and H710VL were also spotted at FCC. The Nexus Marlin was previously spotted listed at GeekBench with some of the specifications and now its the time for the Nexus Sailfish to get some listings on benchmark websites.
In the past few days, a bevy of hardware and software features about this year’s upcoming Nexus devices have leaked. A purported GFXBench benchmark for the smaller Sailfish has surfaced and is consistent with a previous report about the device’s specs. It also reveals the usage of the Snapdragon 820 chip.
The benchmark confirms the 5-inch 1920 x 1080 screen, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. What’s new is the use of a quad-core Snapdragon 820 chip clocked at 2.1GHz. The 820 has been used in a number of devices this past year, including in the HTC 10, and most recently the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. There was speculation that Google would opt for a slight newer chipset from Qualcomm.
The Nexus Marlin rumored specifications includes a 5.5-inch qHD AMOLED display with 2560×1440 pixels resolution and will be powered by the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor that might be the 821. It will have 4GB of RAM and 32GB /128GB inbuilt storage options. It will run on the Android (7.0) Nougat OS out of the box and will feature a 12-megapixel rear camera with an 8-megapixel front facing camera. It will have a 3450mAh battery and connectivity options includes Bluetooth 4.2 and USB-C port. It will feature a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and bottom-firing speakers.