Reliable rumors say that the next generation of Nexus smartphones will be made by HTC . In recent weeks, there were more details on the two devices – and even on smart wristwatches that Google was preparing.
Let’s do it by steps. One of smartphones has codenamed “Sailfish” and, according to Android Police , has full HD screen 5 inches. Meanwhile, the code name “Marlin” would have a 5.5 inch screen and resolution Quad HD (2560 × 1440).
They share more similarities than differences, says Android Police: AMOLED display, 4 GB of RAM, 32 GB or 128 GB of storage, 12 megapixel camera and 8MP, and quad-core processor from Qualcomm – which can be a version of Snapdragon 820 , or future 821/823.
Even the design should be very similar : the image below serves to illustrate both the Sailfish and Marlin. They have aluminum body, fingerprint reader on the back, and no bump the camera. And both, of course, will run Android Nougat .
At the bottom, both would have a USB Type-C and speaker output; at the top, would be the entrance to the headset – it should not be removed for now. Sailfish have 2,770 mAh battery, against 3,450 mAh in Marlin.
What about the smartwatches Android Police says that will be two models – a larger, lower – with circular screen and without the “flat tire” Moto 360 .
The higher clock, code-named “angelfish” would have 43.5 mm in diameter and would be large (14 mm thick), presumably to accommodate a larger battery. He would have built-in GPS, support for 4G, and a heartbeat sensor.
Meanwhile, codenamed “Swordfish” would 42mm in diameter and thinner (10.6 mm), but it would be more limited resources – no GPS or 4G here. Both have integration with Google Assistant to provide contextual alerts.
Why Google is doing smartwatches? It is possible that the idea is to encourage the partner to do the same, giving an example similar to the Nexus line is, as it launches with Android Wear are becoming rare these days.
We do not know when these devices will be launched yet – Google usually do hardware events in September – but the chances of an official launch in Brazil are almost nil. This is especially true for smartphones, since HTC has no representation in the country since 2012.