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HTC Nexus Marlin – Expected Specifications, Price and Availability

HTC Nexus Marlin –  Expected Specifications, Price and Availability

It is almost no news now that HTC would be the one to manufacture Google’s Nexus phones this year, and the names of the two devices have already been leaked out.

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As usual, there’s going to be a smaller one with high-end specs with a lower price tag, and a bigger one with a little bit watered-down but still high-end specs with a slightly higher price tag. The name for the bigger one has been discovered, and will be called “Marlin”, the name of a certain type of fish, a picture of which is up there.

And now, the specifications of the HTC Nexus Marlin have been leaked out, and leakers say there’s a 95% chance these are the real specs of the upcoming device.

HTC Nexus Marlin Expected Specifications (Details)

P.S.: Since there have been no leaked photo renders or videos of the HTC Nexus Marlin, our description of the expected specifications would be based only on the leaked specs, and you might have to conjure up images in your mind.

Display & Body Design

The HTC Marlin is expected to come with a 5.5 inches QHD display with pixel resolution of 2560 * 1440. The screen is said to be made up of AMOLED panels.

The HTC Marlin is also expected to come with a fingerprint scanner mounted at the rear of the device. The design in which it would come and its exact position is not known yet, as well as the unlocking speed of the scanner. It should, however, match those found on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and the Apple iPhone 6S Plus, if not better.

Memory & Performance

The Nexus Marlin will be powered by a Quad-core Qualcomm Processor. The model of the Qualcomm processor is not known yet, but there are speculations that it is between a revised Snapdragon 820, a Snapdragon 821 or Snapdragon 823. The speed of the CPU is also not known yet.

The HTC Marlin would come with 4GB of RAM, and is expected to ship in two storage variants: 32GB and 128GB, with no 64GB variant. This sounds somehow fishy, but considering that the phone is named after a fish, that shouldn’t be too surprising.

Power & Battery

The only news we have on the battery of the HTC Nexus Marlin right now is that it has a capacity of 3,450mAh. No word on whether it supports Quick Charge and ,if it does, what version it is. But considering that other high-end phones come with Quick Charge capability, Google wouldn’t want to leave it out of their 2016 flagships.


According to the leaked specs, the Nexus Marlin will possess USB-C port(s). How many, we don’t know. The Nexus Marlin will come with the all-new Bluetooth v4.2 and is expected to also come with improved Wi-Fi features and speed, as well as a faster 4G network connectivity.


There’s not much to say about the HTC Marlin’s main camera, as it’s expected to pack 12MP lens. However, the selfie camera will have 8MP lens, and would almost certainly have wider pixels, which is why it wouldn’t have many pixels, in numbers that is.

Software & Other Features

Do we need to say this again? The HTC Nexus Marlin will ship with Google’s brand new Android Nougat 7.0, and this year’s Nexus devices will actually be the first to feature the upcoming OS version, as is always the case.

HTC Nexus Marlin Expected Specifications (Summary)

In summary, here are the expected specifications of the upcoming HTC Nexus Marlin, the larger of Google’s Nexus devices in 2016.

  • 5.5 inches QHD display with AMOLED panels and 2560 * 1440 pixel resolution
  • Fingerprint scanner mounted on rear of device
  • Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon (model unknown) Processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 32GB and 128GB storage variants
  • USB-C port (number unknown)
  • Bluetooth version 4.2 (latest)
  • 3,450mAh Battery
  • 12MP Rear Camera
  • 8MP Front Camera
  • Android 7.0 Nougat

HTC Nexus Marlin Price

For now, the price of the HTC Nexus Marlin is unknown, more so that the photo renders have not been leaked. That said, it is a known fact that the bigger of every Google Nexus pair is usually the more expensive one. I see no reason why this year should be an exception.

Are you excited about these revealed specifications of the Google Nexus Marlin? A sign of greater things to come? You decide.

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