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Bye Bye “Nexus”, Hey there “Pixel”

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

SailfishMarlin
Display5 inch 1080p AMOLED Display5.5 inch QHD AMOLED Display
ProcesssorQuad Core 2GHz x64 ProcessorSnapdragon 820/821
GPU~~~Adreno 530
RAM4GB4GB
Storage32GB/?32/128GB
Camera12MP Rear Cam, 8MP Front Shooter12MP Rear Cam, 8MP Front Shooter
Battery2,770mAh3,450 mAh
SoftwareAndroid 7.0 (Nougat)Android 7.0 (Nougat)
SensorsRear mounted fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth 4.2Rear 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

HTC Sailfish-Pixel

HTC Sailfish

HTC Marlin-Pixel

HTC Marlin

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.

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