Google Nexus 2016 release date, specs news update: 'Marlin' and 'Sailfish' may arrive earlier than September

The latter half of the year has just started and many tech enthusiasts are expecting fresh new gadgets to come out in the coming months. Tech leaders Samsung and Apple are already trending because of the anticipation surrounding their upcoming gadgets; however, Google is also in the race due to their two Nexus devices.

The codenames "Marlin" and "Sailfish" are not new anymore. They have been the subject of many tech articles because of their promising specs. The two phones are expected to compete with Apple's iPhone.

Demo of the Nexus 7 during a Google event | Reuters/Beck Diefenbach

"Marlin" has long been rumored to have a 5.5-inch display and a QHD screen. It may run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and come along with 4 GB of RAM and 12 GB of built-in storage. It is expected to have a 12 megapixel camera for the rear and an 8 MP pixel for the front.

"Sailfish," on the other hand, is the smaller version of the "Marlin." It will reportedly have a 5.2-inch display. Its specs is almost similar to its sibling, except that it has a 2770-mAh removal type battery while the larger version has a 3450-mAh battery.

Popular leaker Evan Blass recently posted a file on Twitter showing the detailed specs of "Sailfish." The alleged information coincides with the rumored specs of the device and suggests a biometric security feature, possibly a fingerprint scanner.

The release date of the two devices is slated for September, which is also the month the iPhone 7 is expected to be launched. This sparked another rumor that the devices will go head-to-head with Apple's popular handset.

However, there are reports that also claim an August release date. This is due to the fact that the Nexus 6 was offered at a discounted price last month. It is usual for companies to lower the prices of their current models, especially when they are preparing to launch the successors.

The discounted price may indicate that the two Google Nexus devices may come out sooner than expected.

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