Soon to be released Google Nexus devices revealed in new leaked photos


Google is getting ready to unveil its two new Nexus smartphones for 2016.

Built by HTC, the phones are code named Sailfish and Marlin and could be officially launched before the end of next month.

While there have been lots of rumours and speculation about the Nexus devices, up until now there had not been many photos or renders of the new phones.

Previous rumours claimed that the Nexus Sailfish would sport a 5 inch 1920×1080 display with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.

The larger 5.5 inch Nexus Marlin was expected to have a 2560×1440 display and a powerful 3,450 mAh battery.

Both phones were thought to be shipped with a 12MP camera, fingerprint reader on the reverse of the phone and USB-C connection.

However, two photos leaked online earlier this week have potentially given away what the new phones will look like.

Leaked Google Nexus phone

The photos, which came from an anonymous Twitter account, claimed to show the upcoming Google Nexus phones in all their glory.

The Tweet says “the HTC Nexus looks like a cross between the Nexus 4 & iPhone with glass and fingerprint scanner on the back”.

From the photos, it looks like the new Nexus phone has a sleek, angular design with a glass back and what could be a dual camera, but is what perhaps more likely to be a camera with LED flash on the reverse.

You can also see the 3.5mm headphone jack on the top of the device.

Google Nexus 2016

The new Nexus phones will ship with Android 7.0 Nougat and are expected to include a new type of Android launcher which, perhaps controversially for some Nexus fans, does not include the iconic app drawer.

Instead, the new launcher will add apps to the homepage similar to Apple’s iOS and Huawei’s Emotion UI.

Meanwhile, stock of Google’s current flagship smartphone is running low on the Google Store with a spokesperson for the tech giant reported as saying they “currently have no plans to restock the Nexus 6P”.

This means that if you still want to pick up a Nexus 6P you should do sooner rather than later.


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