An anonymous but credible source reportedly gave Android Police a list of specifications and features pertaining to the upcoming Google Nexus 2016.
It is now a well-known fact that the Taiwanese tech giant HTC is building two Nexus 2016 smartphones for this year. Although release date is not official at this point, past reports suggested that one of the devices is internally called “HTC Sailfish” (smaller one), while the other variant is being referred as “HTC Marlin” (bigger one).
According to the source, the smaller Nexus 2016 smartphone will feature an almost-pocket-friendly 5.0-inch display, complemented by 1080p Full HD screen resolution. This display combination translates to a pixel density of about 440 ppi.
Under the hood, a quad-core 64-bit processor running at 2.0GHz will apparently power the device, although the exact model is not known. The hardware configurations will be backed by 4GB of RAM. Other flagship devices released thus far feature the same 4GB unit, expect for the OnePlus 3, which flaunts a very-generous 6GB RAM. However, it’s debatable if the device will be able to fully utilize the entire 6GB.
Furthermore, Nexus devices are not known for stand-out battery units and it looks like there will be no change to this aspect this time around. The Google Nexus 2016 will reportedly house a modest 2,770mAh battery cell to help keep the lights on.
When it comes to internal memory, the HTC Nexus 2016 is believed to come equipped with 32GB of built-in storage. Camera-wise, in addition to a 12-megapixel camera on the back, a generous 8-megapixel front-facing shooter has also been rumored to be part of the handset.
Other rumored Nexus 2016 specifications include a fingerprint scanner at the back, USB Type C port at the bottom, support for Bluetooth 4.2, speakers and headphone jack.