The rumor mill has fully geared up, so it seems time for a thread in which the potential HTC-made 2016 Nexus phones can be discussed.
Rumors suggest two phones: a 5" device codenamed Sailfish, and a larger device codenamed Marlin. Both are thought to be produced by HTC. [There's also a report that Google is making its own phone, without an OEM partner--along the lines of a Pixel phone--but that report has been largely discounted.]
Android Police has claimed it knows with 8/10 certainty some specs of the smaller device--Sailfish:
Manufactured by HTC
5" 1080p display (~440PPI)
Quad-core 2.0GHz 64-bit processor (model unknown)
32GB storage (unknown if multiple models will be available, or even if this is the base storage level)
12MP rear camera, 8MP front
Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
USB-C port (bottom)
Bottom-firing speaker or speakers (unknown if dual)
Top-mounted headphone jack
Any thoughts on these devices? The last several Nexus devices have been Sprint compatible; is there any reason to think these won't be? Any hints in regulatory filings? How is HTC's radio performance, generally? Will Sprint sell them directly, and even if they do, will it still be preferable to buy directly from Google?
Had not seen a thread for this yet,
I see some definite consumer advantages with Sprint's Network combined with TMob and Wi-fi.
I have had many Nexus devices and I love my Nexus 6, although it is a bit big.
The price is good for the service. ($20 / unl talk/txt, $10/gb)
I hope the technical aspects work as they propose. I am a Google Voice Number user and love the "Any device" call capability and use it on my Tablet, Chromebook and phone. I rarely actually answer my Phone at the house. Answer the tablet or Chromebook.....
I love Sprint's network, the upgrades they are putting forth and this Site, but if Project Fi works as advertised, it might lure me to sign on.....
Perfectly said! Couldn't of put it more eloquently! Entner is an just an investment analyst... not a network engineer. Like our buddy (Craig Moffet) at the other investment firm who constantly thinks he knows what is what with Sprint and T Mobile and is constantly putting out mis-information time and time again. 🙄 (Huge rolling eyes!).... LOL. Philly is a sort a test market for T-Mo re-configuring and deploying Sprint's spectrum, from what I understand. It's not "temporary deployment".... I think T-Mo is totally going through it and and setting it up as a core New T Mobile region. Just my thoughts. I think we'll know more in a week or two.
Yeah, both Virgin Mobile and Boost are MVNOs nothing to do with core. Now Altice is a facilities based MVNO which means that at some point all data and voice is routed over Altice's core. Nextel???? It is true that Sprint still has legacy CDMA that is routed over it's core but T-Mobile's HSPA+ is also routed our its core network. I think he's just talking out of his behind.