New photos have revealed the design of the Nexus Sailfish ahead of its official debut this fall. The device takes design cues from other HTC devices, including the new HTC 10, but it sports a glass back that brings back memories of the Nexus 4.
Nexus Sailfish looks like a whole bunch of beautiful smartphones rolled into one. It has a glass front with rounded edges like the HTC One A9, a rounded bottom edge like the iPhone 6s, and a sharper chamfered edge around its top like the HTC 10.
There’s also a small glass panel on the back of the device that surrounds the handset’s rear-facing camera, fingerprint scanner, and LED flash which brings back memories of the beloved Nexus 4 manufactured by LG.
Unlike last year’s Nexus lineup, which came with vastly different designs from different manufacturers depending on which size you chose, this year’s is expected to look the same, and both are rumored to be made by HTC.
Both handsets are also expected to offer similar specifications — aside from screen size, resolution, and battery capacity — unlike the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, which offered different processors, RAM, storage, and more.
We’re expecting Google to make Sailfish and Marlin, the smaller model, available this fall — and they should be the first smartphones powered by Android 7.0 Nougat.