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New Nexus 6P specs spilled for 2016, Snapdragon 820 in tow

by Jacob Kleinman | April 28, 2016April 28, 2016 9:00 am PST

Rumor has it HTC is working on a pair of Nexus phones codenamed M1 and S1. Now we may be getting a peek at the future thanks to a newly leaked benchmark.

The device recently surfaced on Geekbench under the title “google Nexus 6P,” suggesting this could be a direct sequel to last year’s Huawei-made Nexus flagship. It appears to sport a Snapdragon 820 processor, an upgrade from last year’s Snapdragon 810 chip. It also offers 3641MB of RAM (probably 4GB officially), compared to the current 3GB handset. Finally, this device is running new Android N software.

The benchmark also mentions the alleged codename “Marlin,” which may be a reference to one of HTC’s upcoming stock Android phones. The company is reportedly also working on a second “Sailfish” smartphone. Both codenames line up Google’s typical aquatic theme for internal Nexus branding.

We’re still missing most of the key details, but we may learn more soon. Google is set to make some big Android announcements next month at its I/O developers conference. The company typically doesn’t reveal its new Nexus lineup until late in the year. Then again, the entire cycle seems a little rushed this year so who knows what will happen.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...