HTC is expected to build both of Google's upcoming Nexus smartphones, which will also serve as launch vehicles for Android 7.0 Nougat. One of those devices, the Nexus Sailfish has just shown itself on AnTuTu benchmarks.
Over the last couple of years, some of the biggest smartphone makers have shifted to a two-device strategy when launching new smartphones. The move is essentially portrayed as providing greater choices for consumers, typically in the form of larger and smaller screens and higher and lower prices.
In September 2013, Apple was among the first high profile smartphone makers to introduce two new handsets simultaneously. The iPhone 5s was the company's flagship smartphone and featured a premium design constructed out of aluminum and packed in the world's first 64-bit smartphone processor. While the iPhone 5c was marketed as a lower cost alternative with lower end specs and plastic case.
Samsung's launch of the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge in 2014, was Samsung's way of offering its customers a standard flat screen Galaxy Note or something a bit more radical, with the Galaxy Note Edge's curved display. This year, Samsung used a similar two-device strategy with the release of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, and while it was rumored to be testing both a flat and curved display Galaxy Note 7, only one of those devices made the cut, the curved screen variant.
Google followed Apple and Samsung and launched two new smartphones with the release of the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X in 2015. We've already reported numerous times, that Google is once again planning to launch a duo of new Nexus smartphones in the very near future.
Google has reportedly partnered with HTC to build the smartphones, which are currently codenamed Marlin and Sailfish. We've recently seen renders of the new Nexus smartphones on video, make appearances on Geekbench, and now, the Nexus Sailfish has been spotted on AnTuTu Benchmark.
According to the AnTuTu benchmark, which lists the smartphone as "Google Nexus Sailfish" and its rumored 5-inch display will sport a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080. In terms of power, the handset will include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip coupled with 4 GB of RAM. Its camera capabilities are listed as a 13-megapixel rear camera and 8-megapixel front-facing shooter.
The AnTuTu benchmark also showed the Nexus Sailfish being tested included 32 GB of internal storage and of course was running Android 7.0 Nougat. Recent reports claim Google is planning to unveil its new Nexus smartphones in the near future, possibly in August.
We'll keep you posted on any additional Nexus news as it becomes available.