Google Nexus Marlin and Nexus Sailfish release date: Prices reportedly leaked


Many things have been said about the upcoming Google Nexus 2016 models, and while tech watchers know what to expect when it comes to the smartphones’ specs, a brand-new leak reveals how much the Nexus Marlin and Nexus Sailfish will cost when the devices hit the market sometime this year.

The leak indicates that the Nexus Marlin and Sailfish will be more expensive than their predecessors, the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X. According to Nexus Blog‘s unnamed sources in HTC, the Google Play Store will allegedly be selling the 32 GB variant of the smaller Nexus Sailfish for $449, while the 32 GB version of the Nexus Marlin will be priced at $599. This means that the phones are about $100 more than last year’s Nexus phones. It is expected that other models with more internal memory will be priced higher than the basic versions of the upcoming phones. It is unclear at this time if there will be 64 GB or 128 GB Sailfish and Marlin smartphones.

The smartphones are expected to share basically the same specs, with different builds. The phones are said to have two-toned glass backs, with a metal frame for the Marlin, and a plastic body for the Sailfish. Both devices are said to have a circular fingerprint scanner at the back and that the phones won’t have the Nexus branding. Instead, the Marlin and Sailfish are said to have “Google” imprinted at the rears.

The Sailfish is said to have a 5.2-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels, while the Marlin will reportedly have a 5.5-inch Quad HD display with resolution of 1,440 x 2,560 pixels. Both phones are said to have a 13-megapixel camera at the back and an 8-megapixel shooter at the front. The devices are expected to have Snapdragon 820 chipsets with 4 GB of random access memory (RAM).

The Google Nexus Marlin and Nexus Sailfish are expected to be released this September.