Google’s expected 2016 Nexus flagships may just be very close to coming out of the factory if the leaks we get, quite frequently these days, are anything to go by. The 2016 Nexus codenamed Sailfish had earlier on been spotted in a GFXBench listing that gave out some of the key specs of the smartphone. Now, one of the two Nexus smartphones (most likely HTC Nexus) may just have been leaked in a spy shot.
The image said to be that of the higher end Nexus smartphone, was leaked by a Twitter user that goes by the username “Nexus”. Quite curiously the account seem to have been opened just this August and has only two tweets both relating to the Nexus devices.
The first of the two tweets describes the 2016 HTC Nexus as looking like “a cross between the Nexus 4 & the iPhone with glass and fingerprint scanner on the back”. The comparison seems to be referring to the 4-inch iPhone SE or any of the 4-inch iPhones and the Nexus 4 developed by Google and LG back in 2012.
From the leaked spy shot, the edge of the Nexus device appears to be made out of plastic, while the rear is covered with glass. There is also an audio jack at the top which is in contrast with what is expected on the iPhone 7. A fingerprint sensor can also be spotted at the back, which also features a small camera with LED flash.
The next tweet actually reveals that the image render is that of the premium model of the 2016 HTC Nexus smartphones which should be the one codenamed Marlin and both are said to be under 5.5-inches in screen sizes, while the lower end flagship will be made of glossy plastic.
The image isn’t very clear and the tipster is relatively unknown, with no previous track record, so we might as well take this with a pinch of salt while we wait for more details to emerge.