In April, serial leakster Evan Blass tweeted that HTC was hard at work on a pair of Android N devices for Google dubbed M1 and S1.
Android Police subsequently picked up on that news and expanded from there that those model numbers likely corresponded to Nexus devices codenamed Marlin and Sailfish, after Google’s tradition of nicknaming its Nexus handsets after creatures of the sea.
Since then, the rumour mill has been operating at a quiet buzz on the subject of these potentially forthcoming Nexus handsets. While recent Chromium code has confirmed Marlin’s existence, and several publications have reported that it will borrow design elements from the HTC 10 and may feature a VR-ready Snapdragon 821 processor, not much has been said about Sailfish.
That changed yesterday when Android Police published specs regarding the Sailfish device, which it states is the smaller of the two.
The publication reported the device will have a a quad-core 2.0GHz 64-bit processor and a 5-inch 1080p display with approximately 440 ppi density. The site says it is 80 percent sure of the information, based on the trustworthiness of its source.
Other rumoured specifications include 4GB of RAM, a 2770mAh battery, 12MP rear camera and 8MP front-facing shooter. Android Police also notes 32GB of internal storage, but says it isn’t sure whether that’s the base level of storage or not.
As for hardware features, the phone is reported to include a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, USB-C port, top-mounted headphone jack and a bottom firing speaker, or speakers.
From the specs provided, it appears that Sailfish is destined to be a budget Nexus device, in the vein of the Nexus 5X. With 4GB of RAM and potentially 32GB of base-level storage, it certainly looks promising.
Both devices are likely to be unveiled late this September, as the Nexus 5X and 6P were last year.
Source: Android Police