Here’s the first leaked photo of the rumoured HTC-made Nexus ‘Marlin’

From the publication that revealed one of the clearest pictures yet of the upcoming Galaxy Note 7, comes an intriguing but exceedingly limited glimpse at what it reports to be ‘Marlin,’ one of the two upcoming Nexus smartphones — the other being the smaller ‘Sailfish’ — that HTC is rumoured to be making.

TechDroider‘s close-range photo shows only the ‘Phone Status’ screen of the smartphone, which is covered by a case to hide any possibility of the public getting a glimpse at its design.


From this, we can glean that the phone is running Android 7.0 Nougat with the latest security patch from July, which shouldn’t come as any great surprise.

TechDroider also states that the prototype pictured has 128 GB of internal storage, is full-metal and has no camera bump. The device’s fingerprint sensor is back-mounted according to the publication, and it “almost looks like” the HTC 10.

Android Police has previously reported that Marlin will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor — likely the 821 — 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and 12 megapixel rear camera/8 megapixel front camera.

Related reading: New Chromium code confirms existence of upcoming ‘Marlin’ Nexus device


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