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New Nexus Marlin 3D renders look stunning

by Jacob Kleinman | August 4, 2016August 4, 2016 12:25 pm PST

There’s a lot of different rumors floating around when it comes to Google’s new Nexus smartphones, apparently codenamed Marlin and Sailfish. We’ve already seen a few excellent renders designed to bring the leaks to life, and now TechConfiguration is back at it against with a new 3D model meant to reflect some recent rumors.

The new render is based on leaks showing the Nexus Marlin with a unibody aluminum frame, which runs counter to reports that the device could feature a two-tone design on the back. The device looks a lot more like HTC 10 as a result, which makes sense since HTC is apparently set to produce the new phones.

The Nexus Marlin allegedly sports a 5.5-inch Quad HD display, a 12-megapixel rear camera, an 8-megapixel front-facing camera, a 3450mAh battery, a bottom-facing speaker, USB-C and Android Nougat software. Google and HTC are also reportedly working on a smaller “Sailfish” smartphone with similar hardware except for a 5-inch 1080p display and a 2770mAh battery. The mid-range handset could also swap that metal design for a cheaper plastic frame.

Those specs all seem pretty locked in at this point, though it’s possible Google and HTC could tweak the hardware a bit before launch. The final design for the Nexus Marlin and Sailfish is still up for debate, though, and all these conflicting reports aren’t helping. We definitely complain if the new phones ended up looking like these latest renders, but it’s still too soon to know for sure.

 


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...

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