Upcoming HTC Nexus Handset To Be Powered By Snapdragon 821

Upcoming HTC Nexus smartphones, which are codenamed S1 "Sailfish" and M1 "Marlin.".

According to a report, the devices are based on HTC's latest flagship. The Sailfish will be very similar to the HTC 10, while the Marlin will be a bit different with new design and Snapdragon 821 chipset. The chipset is an enhanced version of the Snapdragon 820 and will probably go official alongside the Snapdragon 823.

According to reports from GizmoChina, the HTC-made Nexus handsets are currently being tested running Android N, and what's more they have a full implementation of the previously rumoured pressure-sensitive touch display. There have been multiple reports that Google has incorporated support for pressure-sensitive touch directly into Android N's code; according to comments from Google devs, this was a feature requested by Android OEMs following Apple's reveal of its own equivalent tech aboard the iPhone 6s series, what Apple calls "3D Touch".

Other expected specs include a QHD screen plus 4GB of RAM to better support Google Cardboard and VR in general.