Google is reportedly scrapping its Nexus series in favour of its own brand name. According to the report, this year Nexus devices will be launched with Google brand name though they are purportedly made by HTC.
Quoting sources, gadgets.NDTV.com said that the internet giant will launch two Android Nougat running smartphones in September. Of the two one will have a 5 inch screen while the other will have a 5.5 inch display. It also quoted its sources as saying that the device will come in 32 GB and 128 GB variants.
Google has so far partnered with LG, Huawei and HTC to launch Nexus devices in the past. This year two devices nicknamed Sailfish and Marlin are expected to be launched next month. While with Nexus range, Google is trying to offer high end devices with pure Android experience, Google in the past joined hands with small manufacturers like Micromax, Karbonn and Spice to offer low end smartphones with pure Android experience under Android One.
As per reports, Nexus Marlin will come with an all-metal build, while Nexus Sailfish will have a plastic body. As per earlier rumors, HTC M1 Marlin will have a 5.5-inch QHD display, quad-core Qualcomm processor, 4GB RAM, 32 or 128GB of storage, and a 3,450 mAh battery. It is expected to have a 12 megapixel rear camera and an 8 megapixel front camera. Besides, the HTC Marlin is said to have a fingerprint scanner on the back, bottom firing speakers, Bluetooth 4.2 and a Type C USB port.
HTC S1 Sailfish is expected to come with a 5-inch full HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, 4GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage. HTC Sailfish is also rumored to have fingerprint sensor and USB-C port as well as a top mounted headphone jack. The handset has support for Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity and is backed by a 2,770 mAh battery. It features a 12 megapixel rear camera and an 8 megapixel front camera.
(Note: image is that of Nexus 6P)