It is quite established that the upcoming Nexus devices are being manufactured by HTC. The Taiwanese tech giant is expected to showcase not one, but two Nexus-branded smartphones later this year. While we’re still months away from the official announcement, today, a certain leak has revealed what hardware and specifications the smaller of the two handsets will be packing which has been reportedly codenamed “Sailfish”.


Specifications include a 5-inch Full HD panel on the front evidencing the fact that it has been rumored to be a Nexus 5X successor. It will be powered by a Quad-core 64 Bit processor clocked at 2.0GHz along with a sufficient 4GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage, and an insignificant 2770 mAh battery. Currently, the processor model name or number has been unknown or if there will be multiple variants with differentiating memory capabilities. There will be a 12MP rear camera with an 8MP front-facing shooter.

Additionally, the phone will sport a fingerprint scanner on the back, Bluetooth v4.2, USB Type-C port and speaker (not known whether there will be a dual setup) on the bottom. Fortunately, it will most probably come with a 3.5mm headphone jack, so kudos to HTC and Google for not following the herd.

Furthermore, there will a higher end Nexus from HTC and also Huawei if some recent rumors are to be believed. Each of these smartphones will most certainly feature a metal build, although, “Sailfish” might come with a plastic coating to achieve that sweet price spot. These are only initial leaks and there’s an equal chance of them not being true. HTC has been performing tragically in the market lately, releasing two Nexus devices may be their ultimate ticket to get out of troubled waters unless they get the pricing wrong. Right now, we can only wait for further more reliable leaks and the official launch that will happen around September.

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Shubham is based out of Ahmedabad, India and is studying to be a Computer Engineer, while specializing in mobile applications. He loves covering what's new in the smartphone space and aims to make it his primary profession some day.