2016 Nexus Marlin & Sailfish Render Based On Source Details

One of the most highly talked about smartphones at the moment is the next Nexus smartphone. More accurately, the next two Nexus smartphones as it commonly believed that following in the steps of last year, two new Nexus smartphone will be released this year. At the moment all the indications do seem to point to HTC being the manufacturer behind both devices and they are currently being identified by the codenames Marlin and Sailfish. Now, we have a reported image of what the two devices will look like.

The image shown comes from Android Police and it does need to be immediately made clear that this is not an official render of either device. Instead, this is a render which has been put together by Android Police off the various information that has come their way via a “reliable source”. As such, the image should be understood as what the two devices will probably look like and not what they definitely look like. In terms of the main design points being suggested, one of the obvious ones is that the image refers to both Nexus devices, as it is believed that the two will be quite similar in terms of their design. There are also a couple of contentious design issues provided here. The first is that a “G” logo could be in place on the rear of the handset (as shown in the image) while the second is that there is unlikely to be any manufacturer (HTC) branding at all or “Nexus” branding. Other notable design elements include the use of an aluminum body, no rear camera hump, available in three likely colors, aluminium with white, black (and/or dark gray) and a blue option which is blue on the rear and white on the front.

As mentioned, all of the information coming through (including the image) is based on source information and is not necessarily correct, accurate or the most up-to-date. However, as it stands and based on the most current rumors doing the rounds, this is said to be a close interpretation of what should be expected from both Marlin and Sailfish, albeit, with the two models slightly differing in size, with Sailfish expected to come in a 5-inch form and Marlin in a 5.5-inch form.

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