These are possible specs for Sailfish, one of HTC’s Nexus phones


When the calendar turned to 2016, a rumor came out saying HTC would be making two Nexus phones for Google later in the year. Now we’re nearing the usual September/October/November launch for Nexus devices and information regarding Google and HTC’s plans is coming out.

The phones, known internally as Marlin (M1) and Sailfish (S1), will be just like last year’s Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P representing different segments of the market. While Marlin will be a high-end phone, Sailfish will tone things down only slightly to give consumers an attractive price for a phone from Google.

Today, we’re telling you about specifications for Sailfish.


A source provided Android Police with the following specs:

  • 5-inch Full HD (1920×1080) AMOLED display
  • Quad-core processor (unspecified model)
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 32GB of internal storage
  • 12MP / 8MP cameras
  • 2770mAh battery
  • USB Type-C port
  • Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • Bottom-facing speaker(s)
  • Top-mounted auxiliary port
  • Bluetooth 4.2

If these specs are correct, Sailfish would be a respectable upgrade from the Nexus 5X. This phone is said to have 4GB of RAM and a 2770mAh battery, which should solve complaints (from myself, too) about the Nexus 5X going through performance woes and not being able to last very long on a single charge.

The information, which Android Police feels 80% confident about, comes from a source who has “proven trustworthy” in the past; therefore, we could be looking at legitimate specs for Sailfish. A secondary source, however, could not confirm the alleged specs.

It’s likely that Google announces Marlin and Sailfish this September or shortly after Android N is finally released to the public.

Source: Android Police

About the Author: Justin Herrick

Born and raised in New Jersey, Justin is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where he studied marketing with a focus on digital marketing. He's very talkative and enjoys discussing anything from technology and sports to video games and television. As for Justin's current device rotation, he carries around the Google Pixel and Nexus 9. In the rare case that his phone or tablet is not in his hand, he is either flicking through cards on his Moto 360 (2015) or typing away on the Microsoft Surface Book. Justin is patiently waiting for the day that Google replicates the Galaxy Nexus with modern day specifications.