Google launched the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P devices last year with top-end specifications, the Nexus 5X was LG made and the Nexus 6P was Huawei made. The rumors suggests that the next set of Huawei devices, that will be the successors to the Huawei Nexus 6P and LG Nexus 5X, will be HTC made. But, now looks like the successor to the Nexus 6P will be again manufactured by Huawei as a new Huawei device has just got the FCC approval which might be the Nexus 6p’s successor.
The FCC approval for this new Huawei device provides two model numbers H1622 and H710VL. The first one H1622 looks to be the successor to the last year’s Nexus 6P that was having model numbers H1511 and H1512, while the second model number may be the variant of this device. The H710VL model number was previously spotted getting the WiFi approval and was rumored to be the Nexus 2016 variant. The FCC documents also lists some of the specifications and images from the device are also available.
The leaked images of the device from the FCC approval documents shows no Nexus logo on the rear or front panels and also has Honor 5X like looks but there is a strong possibility that it is the Nexus 6P’s successor because, in the past, we saw that the Nexus 6P got the FCC approval with model number H1511 and was also not having any Nexus logo on the rear panel and was launched with a Nexus logo later. The device has a rounded fingerprint scanner available on the rear side below the camera module and has full metal body. It has a USB Type-C port, GPS, AGPS, 4G LTE, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi and a 3000mAh battery.
No other details about the device were available in the FCC documents. Google Nexus 6P’s 2016 variant was previously spotted at GeekBench with Nexus Marlin and Google Nexus 6P names already. The Nexus Marlin and Nexus Sailfish specifications were also got leaked. The HTC Nexus Marlin was spotted with 4GB of RAM and 1.59 GHz quad-core processor that will be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820/821/823 processor. It was running Android (7.0) Nougat OS out of the box and scored 2084 points in single-core test and 4969 points in multi-core test. The second listing on GeekBench comes with the similar specs like above.
The Nexus Marlin is rumored to have a 5.5-inch qHD AMOLED display with 2560×1440 pixels resolution and will be powered by the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor that might be the 821. It will have 4GB of RAM and 32GB /128GB inbuilt storage options. It will run on the Android (7.0) Nougat OS out of the box and will feature a 12-megapixel rear camera with an 8-megapixel front facing camera. It will have a 3450mAh battery and connectivity options includes Bluetooth 4.2 and USB-C port. It will feature a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and bottom-firing speakers as well
The Nexus Sailfish rumored specs includes a 5-inch full HD display with 1920x 1080 pixel resolution and will be powered by an unknown Quad-core 2.0GHz CPU. It will have 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Other specifications includes the upcoming Android N OS out of the box. It will feature a 12-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front facing camera. It will feature a rear mounted fingerprint scanner and there will be bottom firing speakers. It will have a 2,770mAh battery and Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C port etc connectivity options. There will be a top mounted headphone jack as well.