+ Sunday December 8th, 2019

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Following the leak over the weekend of what looked like a promo shot for the upcoming Nexus devices, we’ve got — via Android Police — even further imagery of the smaller of the two rumoured Nexus devices, the 5.0″ codename Sailfish. The photo editing isn’t brilliant, but it is very distinctly HTC. These are not likely to be final devices by any stretch, likely an engineering or development model of some description, but we believe the final design is all but locked in.

What else do we know about Nexus this year? Well, we only know what’s been rumoured — both devices are rumoured to come from HTC, and be all but the same in terms of specification except for the screen sizes, with one device in 5.0″ and the other in 5.5″.

Android 7.0 at launch seems all but confirmed, and the internals remain subject to some speculation, but with rumours we’ve seen on benchmarking sites, we could be looking at a pair of Nexus phones with with 1920 x 1080 resolution (for the smaller device, at least), 4GB of RAM, 12MP rear camera, 8MP front camera and 32Gb of internal storage.

At this stage, we’re looking at a Snapdragon 820 chipset, instead of the newer Snapdragon 821 Qualcomm recently announced, but that too could be subject to change by the time the phones are announced.

I guess we’ll know soon enough!

Source: Android Police.

Chris Rowland   Managing Editor

Chris Rowland

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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Geoff Fieldew
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“The photo editing isn’t brilliant” – You’re not wrong Chris. A primary school kid could do better!

jdt1986
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jdt1986

After having skipped the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, and Nexus 5X/6P for pricing reasons, I REALLY hope the new Nexus models go back to Nexus 4 level pricing…

TheCatMan
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TheCatMan

I’m with you but I think we may be disappointed.

Philip Clark
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To answer that question, all you have to do is look at the exchange rate…

Jamie S
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Jamie S

Unfortunately I think those days are over but for a long time since the Nexus 4 I’m really looking forward to a Nexus release bezels and all

Sammy
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Sammy

Ugliest

Zeit Geb3r
Ausdroid Reader

Scamsung Note Edge is a beautiful phone, but gets updated once or twice a year.

Nexii phones get updated once every month or so, but they are damn ugly phones.

I think I’ll take ugly with regular OS updates.
Horses for courses. Whichever rocks yo boat.

Oliver Ward
Ausdroid Reader

Looks better than the render suggested… Count me in.

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