Google Nexus 2016 Marlin release date: specs posted by AnTuTu, to have 5.5-inch display

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For months, there have been whispers that Google will release two new Nexus phones this year. Dubbed as the Nexus Marlin and Sailfish, both devices are expected to be released sometime this fall, and recently, the larger of the two models, the Marlin, has reportedly been run through the AnTuTu benchmark test, and AnTuTu posted the handset’s specs on its Weibo page.

According to Phone Arena, the Nexus Marlin will sport a 5.5-inch screen with 1,440 x 2,560 pixels, which makes it equal to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in terms of resolution. The Nexus phone will be powered by a Snapdragon 820 chip with a quad-core central processing unit (CPU) and 4 GB of random access memory (RAM). The smartphone is said to have internal storage of 32 GB, and the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system (OS) will be preinstalled. As for the device’s cameras, it was reported that the Nexus Marlin will have a 13-megapixel main camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera.

Just last week, an AnTuTu screenshot of what appears to be the Nexus Sailfish’s specs made the rounds online. The smartphone will reportedly have a 5-inch display with 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. It is also said to have 32 GB of memory and 4 GB of RAM. It has the same cameras as the bigger model, and will also run on Android Nougat. While the main difference between the two devices is the screen size, it is said that the two phones will have different builds, as the Marlin is expected to have a metal body, while the Sailfish is made with plastic.

Express.co.uk has reported that purported pictures of the upcoming devices were posted on an anonymous Twitter account. The account was created only this month, and in its first post, it was claimed that the 2016 HTC Nexus “looks like a cross between the Nexus 4 and iPhone with glass and fingerprint scanner on the back.” The description was accompanied by a photo of someone holding the alleged device, which appears to have an angular design. The smartphone has a glass rear, and the headphone port is placed on top of the device.

The Google Nexus Marlin and Sailfish are expected to be launched later this year.