Nexus Marlin/Sailfish 3D render brings the leaks and rumors to life

Earlier this month, we had an alleged look at HTC’s new Nexus design, which will reportedly be almost identical across the smaller Sailfish and larger Marlin smartphones. Now someone has taken that single rendering and turned it into a beautiful 3D video.

A recent video made by TechConfigurations offers a detailed look at the HTC Nexus Marlin/Sailfish from every possible angle. The design looks pretty close to what we saw earlier from Android Police, though it’s worth noting that the original render was created based on leaked info. So it’s possible the actual device could look a little different.

HTC’s Nexus seems pretty slick with beveled edges and a metal frame. The back panel has a bit of a curve here, which wasn’t included in the original render. TechConfigurations also omitted the headphone jack, which is actually expected to be located at the top of the device. The rest of the design is spot on, though, including the unique two-tone layout in back.

Both HTC Nexus smartphones are expected to offer a rear-facing fingerprint reader, USB-C, bottom-firing speakers, 4GB of RAM, a 12-megapixel rear camera, an 8-megapixel front-facing camera and Android Nougat software. The Marlin may feature a 5.5-inch Quad HD display and a 3450mAh battery, while the Sailfish allegedly packs a smaller 5-inch 1080p display and a 2770mAh battery.

We still don’t know when the new Nexus phones will arrive. Google typically waits until the fall to launch its new mobile hardware, but with Android Nougat set to hit this summer, we may just see the Marlin and Sailfish unveiled at around the same time.


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...