Marlin, one of the upcoming Nexus phones, benchmark results posted online


Leakster Steve Hemmerstoffer spotted an AnTuTu benchmark photo for one of this year’s upcoming Nexus smartphones, known right now under the codename Marlin. This photo comes by way of the Chinese social networking site known as Weibo, confirming some details we’ve already heard about the smartphone.

The smartphone, according to the benchmark results, sports mostly what we’re already seeing in high-end flagship devices this year–a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB RAM, an Adreno 530 GPU and a Quad HD 2560 x 1440 display. And, of course, being a Nexus device, it’s running Android 7.0 Nougat.


As far as the camera goes, you can expect an 8-megapixel front shooter and a 13-megapixel rear sensor. Sailfish, the other Nexus device expected to launch alongside Marlin, was seen running most of the same specifications on AnTuTu, except it had a smaller 1920 x 1080 display.

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In other words, Sailfish might come in a smaller and cheaper package while Marlin will be the more expensive of the two.

Google announced the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X in September last year, and if they plan to follow a similar timeline, we’re a little under a month away before we should see an announcement.

source: Steve Hemmerstoffer (Twitter), Weibo

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