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Google’s Nexus Sailfish phone revealed in latest leaked shots

There’s been a lot of anticipation surrounding Google’s new Nexus smartphones this year, with numerous leaks and reports adding to the hype.

HTC has been rumoured to be developing the two new models, codenamed Marlin and Sailfish – both of which are said to mirror this year’s HTC 10 in design.

And now it seems we’ve been given what might be our best look yet at Sailfish, the smaller of the two models, with new leaked shots arriving via Android Police.

The site states it is “100% positive” the sleek black handset shown off in the following images is the 5-inch Sailfish handset.

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So, what do these images reveal that we haven’t seen before? Well, not a whole lot as it turns out. The device looks to be mostly made of metal, countering rumours of an affordable plastic Nexus device.

Elsewhere there appears to be a ‘glossy pane’ around the fingerprint scanner and camera on the rear of the device, which is likely to be glass.

That chimes with a purported leak on Twitter from this weekend, where a mysterious account named simply ‘nexus’ posted the following grainy shot along with text claiming glass would indeed figure in the upcoming Nexus design:

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It was this same leaker who first suggested a ‘glossy plastic’ Nexus model was in the works, with these latest shots seeming to disprove that theory.

Sailfish and Marlin are expected to run Android 7.0 Nougat, and are reported as packing in Snapdragon 820 processors, 4GB RAM, and, in the case of Sailfish, a 5-inch 1080p display.

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