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.....
i need to send you a diagnostic report. i have the oneplus 7T 5G phone and have not yet seen the limited 5G info pop up. Cellmapper will show my 5G connected state as true but nothing will show in SCP. I'll get you a diagnostic report as soon as i can! thanks for all your work on this!!!
SignalCheck Pro 4.59 is rolling out right now and should be available on Google Play within the next few hours! App update processing has varied widely lately due to changes at Google; please be patient, it may take longer than usual to appear.
There are two major changes included in this update: resolving the issue with frozen/stale LTE data, and the addition of (limited) 5G-NR info. I have not been able to fully resolve the import/export issues yet, but I am continuing to work on that problem. Some users MAY experience an improvement with this release, but I am not positive -- please let me know.
The workaround for stale LTE data is enabled on devices running Android 10 and newer, and cannot be disabled (there is no reason to anyway). Devices running previous versions of Android can enable the option under Preferences > General Settings > Use Stale Data Workaround. There is no advantage to enabling this option on older devices unless you are having issues with stale data. In some cases, enabling this option unnecessarily may impact older phones' performance. Unfortunately, there are reports that this has only fixed the issue on some, but not all, devices. Apparently running an app like Cellmapper will cause the data in SCP to update normally. I am still looking into it.
The limited 5G info is still a "Beta" feature. There is no logging yet, and real-world testing has been extremely limited. If 5G information is detected, it will appear at the bottom of the LTE information; it does not have its own heading or icons yet. On some devices, you may simply see a "5G-NR: true" while on others you may see detailed signal information. Any feedback on this would be appreciated!
Thanks for all of your support!