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.....
It’s funny I’m having the opposite problem. B41 uploads are trash, B25 and B26 capacity is trash. I have in fact gotten b41 at 126 and pulled 10 down but uploads failed. ATT actually aggregates b30(2300mhz) to levels over 140dbm. Do you have the S9? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
I have that feeling that sooner or later they are going to release some kind of 25+41 aggregation and brag about how it fixed things. My gut feeling is it will still be royally screwed up. Right now, I absolutely must have WI-Fi in my home as I am constantly locked on B-41 2x CA that does not work at all. Why they would push phones on band 41 at levels of -130 and hold them there just does not make sense. Nothing works at -130. NOTHING. Even -120 on band 41 is a dud.
Why do they insist on trying to use band 41 when the levels are crap? Allow the phones to depart from band 41 when it is unusable.
No wonder they lose customers. This is a self inflicted wound and it is a serious one.