Google and HTC are expected to launch two new smartphones that may fall under the Nexus or Pixel branding. One of those devices, codenamed Sailfish, has appeared in a new 360-degree video and render images that show off its design.
Apple and Google are both preparing to release new flagship smartphones that will be among the first devices to ship with their latest and greatest mobile operating systems, iOS 10 and Android 7.0 Nougat.
Apple unveiled the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus at a press event on Sept. 7 and the pair will officially be released on Sept. 16.
Google is rumored to launch its iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus rivals at an event that will reportedly take place on Oct. 4, and unlike last year's Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, which were built by LG and Huawei respectively, Google has tapped HTC to manufacture the new devices.
There have been conflicting reports on whether these new smartphones will use Google's Nexus branding or become the first smartphones under its Pixel series. We know the handsets have been codenamed "Sailfish" and "Marlin" and early renders of the pair first leaked in early July.
Now, a new 360-degree video and render images of the Google Nexus/Pixel Sailfish posted by Android Authority have hit the internet. The video provides a quick look at what is expected to be the Nexus 5X successor and appears to confirm the design and some key features of the smartphone.
As you can see in the video below, the Google Nexus/Pixel Sailfish will likely feature a metal frame and include a USB-C port on the bottom of the device. The port is located between what are reportedly dual-stereo speakers.
The source has also confirmed that contrary to rumors that Google might possibly follow Apple in removing the standard 3.5mm headphone port, it's intact and is located along the top/left edge of the Nexus/Pixel Sailfish.
It has also been able to provide the measurements of the smartphone, which come in at, "143.8 mm x 69.5 mm x 7.3 mm at its thinnest point (the bottom) while it is 8.5 mm at the thickest point (the top)."
The HTC-built Nexus/Pixel Sailfish is expected to feature a 5.2- to 5.3-inch 1,920 x 1,080 Full HD display and will be powered by either a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 or 821 processor and 4 GB of RAM. It will include 32 GB of internal storage and run Android 7.0 Nougat upon release.
The Sailfish's camera capabilities will reportedly consist of a 12-megapixel rear camera and 8-megapixel front-facing shooter for video chat and selfies. The video shows it will sport a fingerprint scanner on the back of the device below its rear camera and is said to ship with a 2,770 mAh battery.
Check out the 360-degree video below of the Google Nexus/Pixel Sailfish and let us know what you think of its design in the comments section. We'll keep you posted on any additional details as they become available.