Back in April, a report suggested that HTC will be making two new Nexus devices this year, but it offered few details about the Nexuses. Fast-Forward a couple of months, though, and a new report has shed some light on the features of one of those devices.
The HTC “Sailfish” — which is a codename for the phone — is said to feature a 5-inch 1920x1080 display and an 8-megapixel camera on its face, as well as a 12-megapixel camera on its rear. Also on the Sailfish’s backside is a fingerprint reader. Meanwhile, the bottom of the phone is said to be home to a USB Type-C port and a speaker or speakers. Finally, the top of the Sailfish is home to a headphone jack.
Powering the Sailfish is said to be a 2.0GHz quad-core processor, but the exact model is unknown. There’s also 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, Bluetooth 4.2, and a 2770mAh battery powering the whole package. Given that Android N is the new version of Android for this year, expect the Sailfish to come to market with it in tow.
Based on the specs in today’s report, this HTC Sailfish sounds like a Nexus 5X successor. The 5X has a 5.2-inch 1920x1080 screen, 12-megapixel camera, 16/32GB of storage, and 3GB of RAM, so HTC’s Sailfish would be a slightly smaller, but presumably slightly more powerful follow-up. That’s exciting news for fans of smaller phones. Unfortunately, it’s still unclear when this HTC Sailfish might launch or how much it’ll cost when it does, so those small phone fans will have to wait a bit longer before they know when they’ll be able to get their hands on this small Nexus.
Do these spec details have you interested in the HTC Sailfish?