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Google’s new Nexus phones might look amazing after all

Published Aug 4th, 2016 10:47AM EDT
Google Nexus 2016 Marlin Sailfish Photos
Image: YouTube

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Google’s pure Android phones have not seen the success of the iPhone, and they can’t match the sales of Samsung Galaxy flagship phones out there, but they still have plenty of fans. Nexus phones have one major advantage, access to fast Android updates, which make them prized possessions to Android users looking to be on the latest available Android releases. And this year, Google’s Nexus phones will be true flagship devices according to several independent reports, complete with great new design.

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A series of leaks suggested that the HTC Marlin and Sailfish might have a strange design that would mix metal with plastic. Since then, a new report indicated that the Marlin is made of metal, while the smaller Sailfish will be made of plastic.

YouTube channel Techconfigurations already offered us a great video featuring 3D renders of what the Marlin and Sailfish might look like based on early leaks, and now it released a second video that imagines an all-metal Marlin.

The device looks stunning and reminds us of its sibling, the HTC 10, which is HTC’s flagship handset of 2016. Listed in the video are also the rumored specs for the handset, though there is an error regarding the phone’s processor. It’s going to be a Snapdragon 820/821 mobile CPU inside the phone rather than 820/822, as the video states.

Google is yet to announce the two new Nexus smartphones, and a recent report indicated that you shouldn’t expect the phones in stores in August when Android 7.0 Nougat hits. In fact, Google might not release the new Nexus phones until sometime in early October.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.

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