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|
|RAM||4GB RAM||4GB RAM|
|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.