The rumor on the renewed collaboration between HTC and Google, aimed at the production of Nexus devices, continue to multiply with the spread of alleged technical characteristics of one of the models on which the Taiwanese company would be working. A spreading new rumors is the Android Police website on the basis of a non-source cited, but considered sufficiently reliable.
The code name of the future Nexus would HTC Marlin, while the list of specifications would include:
Quad-core Qualcomm (model undeclared but probably belongs to the Snapdragon line 82x)
Display 5.5 “QHD (2560×1440) AMOLED
4 GB of RAM
Configurations with 32 / 128GB storage
rear camera 12MP
8 megapixel front camera
Fingerprint scanner positioned in the rear of the body
by 3450 mAh battery
Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity
Please note that, according to previous rumors such as there have been those of authoritative sources as Evan Blass (Evleaks), HTC Marlin will be joined by HTC Sailfishche would differ from the first exclusively for the display characteristics (5 “with FullHD resolution Sailfish) and the battery capacity (from 2770 mAh to Sailfish).
Google and HTC could therefore have decided to structure the new Nexus line-up with a modus operandi not much different from that followed, for example, by Apple with iPhone 6 / 6S Plus and iPhone 6 / 6S Plus. Two models with a hardware-based widely shared and mainly differentiated by the form-factor differently conditioned by the diagonal of the display: the new HTC phablet Nexus Marlin, Sailfish HTC’s new Nexus smartphone.
Recalling that the information just listed should be considered rumor waiting for official confirmation, the new Nexus will become the standard bearers of the new major release of the Google mobile operating system, namely Android 7.0 Nougat, whose release is tentatively expected for autumn. Within the same time frame the house in Mountain View could raise the curtain on two new members of the Nexus range.
Two models that rinnoverebbero, at the same time, the long partnership between HTC and Google, was born with the first Nexus One and, more recently, reconnected with the tablet Nexus 9. Collaboration useful to both parties, given the experience the Taiwanese manufacturer of Android devices and the need to revive the business smartphone from HTC that has failed to achieve the desired objectives in the course of 2016, often due to factors unrelated to the intrinsic quality of products remains high.