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Report: Specs leak out for HTC-built ‘Marlin’ Nexus phone

The latest fish tale involving devices tells us about a giant Marlin that may soon rule the sea.

A new report offers specs about what should be the bigger of the upcoming pair of  to be built in partnership with

Quad-core, Qualcomm processor (specific chip not detailed)5.5-inch quad HD (2560×1440) AMOLED displayUSB-C port12MP rear camera, 8MP frontRear-mounted fingerprint scanner4GB of RAM3450 mAh batteryBottom-facing speakers32 and 128GB of storage optionsBluetooth 4.2

In essence, the specs are very similar to the “Sailfish model” with the exception of the screen size, battery, and resolution (5-inch 1080p screen, and 2770 mAh battery for the smaller model). 

With detailed specs this early, we’re bound to see some leaks at some point before makes an official announcement. So stay tuned as the rumor mill gets churning.

Why this matters: For purists, Nexus are the enshrinement of smartphone perfection. No carrier or manufacturer bloatware, updates directly from , and no carrier lock-in. has a reputation for making good hardware, though the camera capability hasn’t been as impressive compared to other OEMs. That could be the key differentiator as to whether these Nexus phones will be worth an upgrade or if you should look around elsewhere.

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