Google Nexus 2016 release date, specs news: HTC Sailfish leaked in benchmark results

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The upcoming Google Nexus smartphones have once again become a hot topic in the rumor mill, as new alleged information about one of the upcoming devices recently surfaced via a benchmark test. The benchmark result showed what was claimed to be some of the most significant specifications of the device. If proven to be true, this would mean that one of the two Nexus smartphones for this year would be sporting flagship-level specs.

Following the leak via GFXBench’s benchmark results, a listing over at the database of AnTuTu was also recently discovered and it showed a fairly similar set of alleged specs for one of the upcoming HTC Nexus smartphones more specifically, the Nexus Sailfish.

As per the said benchmark listing, the HTC Nexus Sailfish would be having a 5-inch display with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. As expected of a Google Nexus smartphone, it will come with the latest version of the Android operating system (OS) out of the box. This time, the upcoming Nexus Sailfish is expected to boot up on the newest Android Nougat 7.0 OS, which is expected to have a full public release around the same time as the HTC Sailfish.

The device, as per the listing, runs under a Snapdragon 820 chipset, the current chipset for most flagship devices released this year. As for games and videos, the smartphone sports an Adreno 530 graphics processing unit (GPU). In the multimedia department, there is a 13-megapixel rear camera, which is expected to have a video capture support of up to 4K Ultra HD resolution, and it comes coupled with an 8-megapixel front-facing snapper for selfies, video calling, and other similar purposes with a video resolution of up to 2K.

The device is expected to pack 4 GB worth of random access memory (RAM), alongside 32 GB worth of read-only memory (ROM).

The Sailfish and its bigger variant Marlin are both said to be in development by HTC.