+ Saturday January 18th, 2020

HTC Nexus
HTC’s upcoming Nexus phones will come in two sizes, a larger device codenamed ‘Marlin’ as well as a smaller device codenamed ‘Sailfish’. The two phone will reportedly only differ in battery size and screen size & resolution, so when we see the Sailfish appearing on yet more benchmark site it’s a good chance to see what’s in store for both phones.

The Sailfish version of the 2016 Nexus last popped up on the GFXBenchmark site almost a week ago, this latest entry on AnTuTu and Geekbench show similar specs as those that showed up on GFXBench.

While the Geekbench results don’t list the exact processor details, the AnTuTu results do, confirming the Snapdragon 820 and the slower clock speeds on Geekbench are a little different to what we’ve seen so far on GFXBench, so take these results all with a grain of salt, it is after all relatively easy to fake results on these sites. So, take a look:

So, it’s basically a Snapdragon 820, 4GB of RAM and either a 12MP or 13MP camera based on who you believe. The rumoured specs initially showed up on Android Police who believe the camera will be a 12MP module. The rest of the Marlin/Sailfish specs currently look like this:

Display5″ FHD (1920 x 1080) display @ 440 ppi5.5″ QHD (2560×1440) AMOLED display @ 534 ppi
ProcessorQuad-core 2.0GHz 64-bit processorQuad-core Qualcomm processor
12MP rear camera, 8MP front
Fingerprint scanner
Yes: Rear-mounted
Battery2,770 mAh3,450 mAh
Android 7.0 (Nougat)

The rumour is that we’ll see these phones sooner rather than later, so we’ll see for ourselves soon enough.

Source: Weibo, and Geekbench.
Via: Phandroid, and Android Community.

Daniel Tyson  

Daniel Tyson

Daniel is a former editor of Ausdroid, and left in February 2019.

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The real remaining question is ‘what will the price be?’

At a rough guess, I’d put it at similar to the 5X price, say US$399. After exchange and GST that makes it AU$570. Of course, australian consumers were screwed on the 5X (AU$739 in hardly normal at launch)

To get it below the benchmark $500 price, it would have to be US$350 – which practically would be a real ‘cat amongst the pigeons’ price.

Adam J
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Adam J

If the current price for a Nexus 6P on the Google Store is any indication, Australians will continue to be screwed. I can’t figure out why they’ve kept the price at $899 when other sellers are now in the $600’s. Didn’t Google recently appoint some guy to manage the hardware markets internationally?

Anyhow, looking forward to replacing my N4.

Luke Vesty
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Luke Vesty

With a Snapdragon 820 and 4GB RAM I’ll be very surprised if either phone is below $750. Highly expect both to be above this. The latest Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is going for a whopping $1340ish. Sure, it has a few more hardware bells and whistles but the core specs are very similar.


The 820 chipset costs $63.

There is zero reason, or justification, for the silly prices.

Luke Vesty
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Luke Vesty

There’s plenty of justification. Google’s not in the business of breaking even.

Just don’t get your hopes up.

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