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There you go: Pixel & Pixel XL Clear Images

There you go: Pixel & Pixel XL Clear Images


We have already seen multiple rumors and leaks about the Next Google HTC-made Smartphones i.e Pixel and Pixel XL. Today, New Clearer Images of Both the Smartphones have surfaced online.



Both Pixel and Pixel XL looks exactly same from the back (In terms of design), We can see the aluminium finish on both of the Smartphones with a half-glass covering the back body.


There you go: Pixel & Pixel XL Clear Images



Talking about the front, There's a Camera, earpiece and few sensors. The bezels are quite big. The Pixel XL features a 5.5" Display while the Pixel features a 5" Display. 

It's a matter of just a few days (October 4), and these Devices will get officially unveiled.



Via- AndroidPolice

HTC M1 | Pixel XL (Marlin) : Images, Specs, Price and everything we know so far




Google is all set to reveal its 2016 Nexus Pixel Smartphones along with Android 7.1 Nougat. We have already seen multiple leaks and information about Two upcoming Pixel Devices.

According to evleaks, There's is Going be Two HTC-Made Google Smartphones namely HTC S1 and HTC M1. While According to AndroidPolice These Devices will be having Codename: Sailfish for HTC S1 (Pixel) and Marlin for HTC M1 (Pixel XL).



So, In This Article We will be talking Only about HTC M1 i.e Pixel XL "Marlin"

Also Read- HTC S1 | Pixel X (Sailfish) : Images, Specs, Price and everything we know so far


HTC M1 | Pixel XL: Design



According to Our Concept render, The HTC M1 Codename Marlin is going to be a metal device with a Glass Top. The edges look almost same like that of the HTC 10.



Talking about the front we will get an 8MP front camera, earpiece, and a 5.5" Screen. The Glass Back will be having Dual-LED Flash, 13MP Camer, few sensors and a Fingerprint. The Antenna lines are clearly visible.




It seems that Google might be ditching Nexus Branding on 2016 Pixel Smartphones. Though There's Going to be a "G" logo at the back of Nexus Marlin.


HTC M1 | Pixel XL: Specifications





As leaked earlier by AnTuTu, The Pixel XL will be equipped with a Snapdragon 821 SoC, 4GB RAM, and 32GB of storage. 

As far as the cameras are concerned the Device will feature a 13MP main shooter and an 8MP selfie shooter. It will come with Google's latest Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box. According to Rumors, 2016 Nexus will be having their own Skin.

There is also said that the Device will be having a 3450mAh battery and USB Type-C charging. 


HTC M1 | Pixel XL: Release date and price



As said earlier, The HTC M1 (Marlin) is going to be a Larger 2016 Google Smartphone and will be priced around 600$.

The Device might get launched along with Android Nougat 7.1 Next Month on October 4.

This is What the Pixel XL (Marlin) Will Look Like

Every year, most of us waits for the release of that year's Nexus lineup. Now Google is all set to reveal the Pixel Smartphones on October 4, Google might call its next devices the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL (Codename Sailfish and Marlin).

We have already seen multiple leaks of 2016 Pixel Devices, Summing up all these, We finally made probably most accurate Pixel XL (Marlin) render.


This is What the Pixel XL (Marlin) Will Look Like




As far as the Design's are concerned, Both The Devices will feature a two-tone glass back. The Pixel XL will come with a 5.5" Quad HD Display. Under The Hood there's going to be a Snapdragon 821, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB base storage. There will be 12MP rear and 8MP front-facing cameras.

This render is inspired by all earlier leaks made by Our Source (A great Thanks to him), AndroidPolice, WinFuture.de, usbfl (twitter), and evleaks.


This is What the Pixel XL (Marlin) Will Look Like
This is What the Pixel XL (Marlin) Will Look Like


Google Sailfish and Marlin will be called "Pixel" and "Pixel XL"

We have already seen Multiple leaks and information about the upcoming Google's 2016 Smartphone. Manufactured by HTC, The Devices will be called HTC S1 and HTC M1 with codename "Sailfish" and "Marlin".



According to new reports, Google is planning to expand Pixel hardware line, Thus the 2016 "Nexus" Smartphones will be branded "Pixel". The Smartphones will be called "Pixel" and "Pixel XL". Both the Smartphones will be announced along with Other Google Products on October 4th.


Google Sailfish and Marlin will be called "Pixel" and "Pixel XL"


The "Pixel" (AKA Sailfish/ HTC S1) will feature a 5" display and will be less expensive, While The "Pixel XL" (AKA Marlin/ HTC M1) will feature a 5.5" Display and will be premium device.

Along with These two Smartphones, Google will announce 4K Chromecast, Google Home, Daydream VR viewer and other Goodies on October 4th.



Source- AndroidPolice | 2

HTC Nexus Marlin Hits AnTuTu

HTC Nexus Marlin Hits AnTuTu


We are almost there, Google is very soon Going to Announce Two HTC-Made Nexus Smartphones i.e HTC S1 ( Sailfish ) and HTC M1 ( Marlin ).



Few weeks back, The Smaller Nexus i.e Sailfish went through AnTuTu, Now AnTuTu reveals Nexus Marlin Specifications confirming 5.5-inch screen, 4GB RAM, SD-820 and a 3450mAh battery.


HTC Nexus Marlin Hits AnTuTu

Going with the AnTuTu Benchmarks, Nexus Marlin features the same specifications we leaked earlier i.e Snapdragon 820 SoC and the Adreno 530 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of internal storage. A 13MP Rear Camera with an 8MP selfie shooter in front. 

The Device will be powered with 3450mAh battery, and will come with Android 7.0 Nougat Pre-Installed.



Source- AnTuTu via- The_Malignant

2016 Nexus Smartphones passes through FCC

We have already seen multiple Renders and Real Life Images of HTC made 2016 Google Nexus Smartphones namely HTC M1 ( Marlin ) and HTC S1 ( Sailfish ).


Today, Two New HTC Nexus Smartphones with code names G-2PW2100 and G-2PW4100 just passes through FCC. The listing also points to Google’s Nexus website as the location of the handset manuals. The model numbers for both handsets also start with a "G" using Google’s own font, so it’s pretty clear that these are Nexus phones.

2016 Nexus Smartphones passes through FCC




These FCC listings confirms that the devices will have 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth LE and NFC connectivity. 

2016 Nexus Smartphones passes through FCC




Source: FCC | Via: Krispitech


HTC Nexus Sailfish Live Images leaks out!



Nexus season is finally here, And with it, We are finally seeing the new 2016 Nexus smartphones in the flesh. 



Yesterday, We Just saw a new Real Blurred Image of Nexus Sailfish ( Uploaded by a New Twitter user ) and accordingly The Nexus Sailfish was a cross between the Nexus 4 & iPhone with glass and fingerprint scanner on the back.

Today, AndroidPolice has leaked new set of Images claiming that It's definitely Nexus Sailfish.Though The Images are Well Cropped.



The Nexus Sailfish Almost looks like AndroidPolice's render Image. According to them, Both Marlin and Sailfish will feature same design apart from size and battery, Both will be metal body

We have already seen first real Image of Nexus Marlin, protected by heavy case. 





via AndroidPolice

This Could be our First Real Look at 2016 HTC Nexus

Google is all set to reveal the 2016 Nexus Smartphone Made-By-HTC, These Nexus Smartphone will be called HTC M1 ( Marlin ) and HTC S1 Sailfish.

We have already seen multiple renders of both Nexus Sailfish and Nexus Marlin. According to rumors, Nexus Sailfish will be having a plastic finish, while Nexus Marlin will be Metal body ( Just like HTC 10 ).

Today, an twitter user ( @usbfl ) probably leaked The Real Life Image of Nexus Sailfish ( or 2016 Nexus ).




The Image looks almost same as the AndroidPolice Render Image of Nexus Sailfish. Well according to the leakster, the Nexus looks like a cross between the Nexus 4 & iPhone with glass and fingerprint scanner on the back.

Well Going with this leaked Image, The Smartphone looks quite thick. The Device has a headphone jack on the top with Camera and Fingerprint Scanner at the back.



via- usbfl (twitter)



Leaked GIF Shows 2016 Nexus Phone's Home Button Animation



Earlier We have seen many leaked reports about "Google is going to introduce new navigation buttons design and animation". Though its still not clear that the new Navigation design will be coming to 2016 Nexus-Only Smartphones or It will be a new feature of Android 7.0 Nougat.



Now The animation for Google Assistant on the upcoming Nexus devices has just leaked, showcasing what it will look like when you press on the new home button.





source- AndroidPolice

HTC Nexus Sailfish spotted on GFXBench

HTC Nexus Sailfish spotted on Geekbench


This year Google is going to launch two new Nexus Smartphone with codenames "Marlin" and "Sailfish". 

We have already seen multiple renders and real life Images of Nexus Marlin and Sailfish both. Nexus Marlin is tipped to have a HTC 10 design with Fingerprint at the back, while Sailfish will feature a new Design.



Earlier Nexus Marlin was spotted on Geekbench, Now The Smaller 2016 Nexus i.e Nexus Sailfish has been spotted on GFXBench revealing few specs of the Smartphone.


HTC Nexus Sailfish spotted on Geekbench


So Going with GFXBench, Nexus Sailfish will feature a 5" display with a resolution of 1080p. The Device will include Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. 

As far as the cameras are concerned the Device will feature a 12MP main shooter and an 8MP selfie shooter. It will come with Google's latest Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.

source- Gfxbench | via- thegadgetox

Swipe fingerprint scanner to open notification shade gesture coming on new Nexus Devices

Many OEMs use the fingerprint scanner not only to unlock the Smartphone but for added features like being able to move around in the UI, taking a selfie, etc. Google now seems to be enhancing the fingerprint sensor functionality on its upcoming Nexus devices.



According to AndroidPolice, Google is going to introduce a new feature i.e a simple swipe down on the fingerprint scanner to quickly expand the notification shade. 

The below gif image shows that how this feature will work! The below image also confirms the render of Sailfish / Marlin published by AndroidPolice.


Swipe fingerprint scanner to open notification shade gesture coming on new Nexus Devices

It is not sure that this feature will be coming to previous Nexus devices or not!



Source- AndroidPolice


[Download] 2016 Nexus Smartphone Wallpapers

[Download] 2016 Nexus Smartphone Wallpapers


We are almost there, Google is all set to launch Android Nougat and New Nexus Smartphone probably in a month or two.



Also Read- This might be our first look at Google's new "Nexus Launcher"


Today, the wallpapers of Next Nexus Smartphones has been leaked. The Wallpapers are not that cool or material like previous ones, Whatever, Here are all of them-



Download- 2016 Nexus Wallpapers 



via- AndroidPolice




This might be our first look at Google's new "Nexus Launcher"



Google is about to launch Android 7.0 Nougat and the new Nexus Smartphones ( HTC Marlin and HTC Sailfish ). 




According to a report, Google might debut a brand-new launcher for 2016 Nexus devices. Though Its not necessary that this is going to be Nexus-Only launcher, It might be Google launcher for Android 7.0 Nougat Devices. 






Well There is no Google Search bar widget and Application Drawer icon. This might not be the final version of New Google launcher, So take it with a Grain of salt!



source- AndroidPolice

Nexus Marlin Front Image Shows thin screen bezels

We have already seen few leaked Renders and real-life Images of The 2016 Nexus Smartphones. @Evleaks has already confirmed that there will be two Nexus devices, made by HTC and will be called HTC S1 ( Sailfish ) and HTC M1 ( Marlin ).

Today, @The_Malignant has leaked a new image of Nexus Marlin showing its front. According to leaked info, The Nexus Marlin could feature a screen size of 5.5-5.7" with thin bezels.


The leaked image shows the half front of Nexus Marlin running Android Beta Program. The Device is having round corners with thin screen bezels.

The Image is cut to half to avoid leaking of confidential information. BTW The Device is having same Navigation buttons as of Marshmallow/Lollipop.

Nexus Marlin is Going to be a aluminum unibody Smartphone and will look like HTC 10 from the back, with a fingerprint sensor and no camera bump.



You can get an early look at "What Nexus Marlin will probably Look Like" by going through our Renders and Real Life Image.



[Cancelled-Prototype] This is What The Nexus Marlin will Look Like

Note:- The final design may be slightly or even may be fully different from our renders. We Created the Render according to what our source said!



This is What The Nexus Marlin will Look Like



Google is about to reveal Two new Nexus devices soon in few months – that are supposedly both being made by HTC. As leaked earlier by evleaks and Android Police the two devices will be named HTC M1 ( Marlin ) and  HTC S1 ( Sailfish ).

Last week we leaked a Real Image along with some specs of HTC Marlin. We have already created a render of the device based on evidence from our multiple sources.

Today, We are posting the two Most Accurate Renders of Nexus Marlin. We have confirmed the back design Again from two reliable sources and even seen the full front of the device.

Here's the final design of HTC Marlin that might contain a Google "G" logo ( As said by Android Police ) and We have confirmed it too-

This is What The Nexus Marlin will Look Like

Though the above is not the final design, it can also contain a "Nexus" and a "htc" logo, Like our previous design-

This is What The Nexus Marlin will Look Like

  • Nexus Marlin is Going to be a aluminum unibody Smartphone and will look like HTC 10 from the back, with a fingerprint sensor and no camera bump.
  • According to our source- The Design of the above render almost accurate ( Though final design might be slightly different ).

Final Words-

As already said, The Above Renders are our own Recreation of the HTC Marlin based on evidence from our two reliable sources.

This is most likely the final design of HTC Marlin. However the final design may be slightly or even may be fully different from our renders. We Created the Render according to what we saw and what our source said!

We will be keep posting more info about the Next Nexus devices, Stay tuned!



[Cancelled-Prototype] Exclusive: HTC Nexus Marlin Render

Note:- The final design may be slightly or even may be fully different from our renders. We Created the Render according to what our source said!


Last week we leaked a real picture and some specs of the upcoming HTC Nexus Marlin. Today we bring to you a render of the device.

Note that this is not a press shot or a leaked promo image of the HTC Nexus. It's a render made by us but resembles the device and is 90% accurate to the final design of the upcoming Nexus. So here it is!

Exclusive: HTC Nexus Marlin Render

To our readers:


Last week, we leaked this Most Exclusive Real Shot of Nexus Marlin-


Exclusive: HTC Nexus Marlin Render

  • Our source told us that our render is pretty accurate to the design of the device.
  • The final design might be slightly different.
  • We don't have the exact dimensions of the device, though by its 5.5" screen and thin bezels you should expect a similar size to the iPhone 6s or the Moto Z.
  • The phone might or might not come with front stereo speakers when released.



What we get from this render:



As you can see, it will follow some design elements to last year's Nexus 6p, although it comes with the aluminum unibody of the HTC 10, a back fingerprint sensor and probably HTC's audio enhancements.


Other specs for the device include a 5.5" QHD screen, a quad core processor with 4GB of RAM, the same camera module as the Nexus 6p and one of its versions will come with 128GB of internal memory, all backed by a 3450mAH battery.


Final Thoughts:



More and more info is leaking about the upcoming Nexus devices, and with this render you can finally have a clearer vision of the device, its design, its looks, and if it will be the right phone for you.

We will let you know more as soon as we get more leaks or some information emerges on the web. Stay tuned to our site.


Sprint Will Be The First Carrier To Launch HTC Nexus Marlin



The Next Nexus i.e HTC Nexus Marlin and Nexus Sailfish Is expected to be announced later in the year.



We have already Seen Nexus Marlin in Real Life Image, However, according to "The Malignant", Sprint will be the first carrier to release the Nexus Marlin.



There will be two different model names of Nexus Marlin -

  • Sprint: M1#UHL
  • International version: M1#WHL


The Nexus Marlin will be manufactured by HTC and will bring the most updated flagship-like specs to the table, including a 5.5" QHD screen, a quad-core Qualcomm processor, a 12MP camera (plus an 8MP front facing camera), 4GB of RAM all backed by a 3450mAH battery.

[Updated] Exclusive: Nexus Marlin First Real Image!

Yesterday, we brought an exclusive Galaxy Note 7 picture, and today we bring to you... Guess What? The first Real picture of the new Nexus device coming later this year.



Rumors suggest that the new Nexus Marlin will be manufactured by HTC and will bring the most updated flagship-like specs to the table, including a 5.5" QHD screen, a quad-core Qualcomm processor, a 12MP camera (plus an 8MP front facing camera), 4GB of RAM all backed by a 3450mAH battery. So here it is:


[Updated] Exclusive: Nexus Marlin First Real Image!


As you can see from the picture, this prototype is covered by a case to avoid any kinds of design leaks but we do see its screen mentions it's running Android N with the latest security patch from July. 

We still have no info on release date or any other confirmed specs, but we will keep pictures coming as soon as we get them and accordingly,this is going to be Best Nexus Smartphone till now, so stay tuned to our website.


Update :- The Above Nexus Marlin Prototype has 128 GB Internal storage. It's a full metal device with no Camera bump at the back .
The Device almost looks like HTC 10 with Fingerprint sensor at the back.

Update 2 :- Nexus Marlin Probably uses same camera sensor from Nexus 6p.

Update 3 :- We have uploaded a new Image ( Uncropped )


Google Nexus Marlin first Image leaked online

This time Google's Nexus will be made by HTC . So , HTC and Google are coming up with two new nexus Smartphones the S1 and M1 ( codename Sailfish and Marlin ) .



We have finally got the first images of HTC Marlin , which were leaked by weibo user . The image might be fake , but that's all the first leaked image we got so far !



Here are the specification of HTC Marlin -


  • 5.5-inch AMOLED display (2560×1440)
  • Quad-core Snapdragon 821 processor with 4GB RAM 
  • 3450mAh battery 
  • 32GB/128GB 
  • 12 MP Rear Camera 
  • 8 MP Front Camera 
  • Fingerprint sensor at the back 
  • USB-C
  • Rear speakers on the bottom


This Might be our first look at Android N's new home and navigation buttons

After releasing the final Android N developer preview  , Google is finally all set to reveal the Official Android N and New Nexus Devices HTC S1 and M1 . 



According to Android Police , Google seems to be redesigning Android's home and navigation buttons . This is how New Android N buttons are tipped to look like -

This Might be our first look at Android N's new home and navigation buttons

According to AP , the new multi-colored home button does animate in some fashion when long-pressed .




Previously Android Police Shared the details of New Nexus Devices . Seems Google is finally bringing something more new with Final Android N . 

source : AndroidPolice

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