Leaked images, FCC filing hint HTC-made Nexus handsets

There will reportedly be no plastic and two screen sizes: 5-inch and 5.5-inch.
Written by Jake Smith, Contributor
Android Police

HTC is planning to release two versions of its new Nexus phone for Google in 2016, according to Android Police, who says they will have the same basic industrial design and materials, but will have different screen sizes.

The "Sailfish" version, shown in a new set of leaked images, will have a 5-inch screen with a fingerprint scanner on the back of the handset. Google and HTC are also planning a "Marlin" 5.5-inch version, for those who like the larger form-factor.

It's not clear when the 2016 Nexus handset will be announced. Official HTC documents spotted passing the desk of the FCC confirm a Nexus device from the Taiwan-based handset manufacturer, but don't mention a release date or specifications.

"We, HTC Corporation, hereby declare that the user guide submitted for review is draft and the final version will be made publicly available on Google's website (http://support.google.com/nexus) at the time the product is commercially released," the documents read.

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