As we all know Google is planning to launch its own android handsets soon, but it looks like we don’t have to wait for another year to see that happen. Probably the new nexus phones to be launched this year could feature under google branding. That’s right, it’s been a rumor that google dumped the nexus brand and renamed it to be Pixel. That means the phones to be launched this year, a 5-inch “Sailfish” and a 5.5-inch “Marlin” could possibly rename as “Pixel and “Pixel XL”.
But there’s been a report that Pixel and Pixel Xl are the first phones built by google, but the Marlin and Sailfish are manufactured by HTC. That’s a mystery to solve???
Here’re the Specs of both Marlin and Sailfish
|Display||5 inch 1080p AMOLED Display||5.5 inch QHD AMOLED Display|
|Processsor||Quad Core 2GHz x64 Processor||Snapdragon 820/821|
|Camera||12MP Rear Cam, 8MP Front Shooter||12MP Rear Cam, 8MP Front Shooter|
|Software||Android 7.0 (Nougat)||Android 7.0 (Nougat)|
|Sensors||Rear mounted fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth 4.2||Rear mounted fingerprint sensor|
These specs are pretty entry level when compared to Previous Nexuses and other smartphones, maybe we get to see more than 2 google devices this year two Pixel Series smartphones and 1 or 2 Nexuses….who knows??
There are reports that this year’s nexus will cost way more than the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X. Well with these specs who will pay more than the price of previous nexuses.
HTC Sailfish and Marlin in pictures
We will get to know more about Google’s plan about Nexus and Pixel on October 4, as they are hosting a launch event on October 4. There’s no info on the pricing and availability of the devices yet but we will keep you updated on that.
So, what do you guys think of Google’s plan on making Nexus to Pixel…tell us your thoughts in comments below. And do keen in mind that these are all Rumors, there is no official statement confirming this rumor as of now. There’s a chance that this information is wrong…we’ll keep you posted.
Have a nice day.