Hours after first getting pictured, HTC's Nexus phones show up at the FCC

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It’s only been a few hours since we got our first look at one of this year’s upcoming Nexus phones, built by HTC. But there’s good news for Android enthusiasts as both Nexus phones have now shown up at the FCC, confirming some of the previous leaks.

First noticed by the folks at AusDroid, two new smartphones from HTC have just shown up at the FCC to get their certifications. The devices, identified as G-2PW2100 and G-2PW4100, seem to fit in well with the Nexus phones that we’ve been reporting on in recent weeks. One of the clearest giveaways that these are indeed the upcoming Google handsets, are the phones’ user manuals which point to Google’s Nexus site for full documentation. A secondary lead are the product identification codes, featuring that starting “G-“, a telltale sign of a Nexus device.

The FCC documentation does go into more detail regarding the phones’ specifications, but there’s nothing unexpected involved. The devices feature support for LTE bands present in the US, as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support. The only interesting tidbits here are the kernel version mentioned, which is relatively recent; and the fact that the devices tested were production units. That means a release may be coming sooner than expected.

In case you need a refresher, the new Nexus phones, codenamed Marlin and Sailfish, are rumored to have the following specs:

HTC Nexus 'Marlin' HTC Nexus "Sailfish"
Screen 5.5' QHD (2560 x 1440) AMOLED 5" FHD (1920 x 1080) AMOLED
Processor Quad-Core Qualcomm CPU Quad-core 2.0 GHz 64-bit Qualcomm CPU
Storage 32GB / 128 GB 32GB, possibly 128GB as well
Battery 3450 mAh 2770 mAh
Camera 12MP rear, 8MP front-facing 12MP rear, 8MP front-facing
Other USB-C, Bluetooth 4.2, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner USB-C, Bluetooth 4.2, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner

Of course, it's good to remember that at this point all of these specs are merely rumors and haven't been confirmed by any of the companies involved, but seeing as we’re nearing the finish line it won’t be long before we get to find out what Google and HTC have been cooking.

Source: FCC (1), (2)

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