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.....
Okay, now that I said I hadn't seen any activity, I'm wondering if I saw something new this afternoon.
I copied one of the pictures and annotated it in red. Am I right?
I've been noticing lowband coverage loss in the greater Seattle area as T-Mobile has been swapping out 6-port 700/midband antennas for 8-port 600/700/midband antennas.
Judging from the antenna gain figures, this isn't surprising, but I was wondering if anyone else has been noticing the same? There are quite a few areas I frequent that have gone from reliable weak L700 to EDGE or no service after 600 antenna upgrades...
Antenna comparison for anyone interested:
Commscope SBNHH-1D65C (almost all 700 setups use these antennas)
2x2 700 (16.2)
4x4 1700 (17.7) & 1900 (17.9) & 2100 (18.5)
96.6 x 11.9 x 7.1
Commscope FFHH-65B-R3 (most new 600 setups use these antennas)
4x4 600 (14.1) & 700 (14.3)
4x4 1700 (17.6) & 1900 (18.4) & 2100 (19.0)
72 x 25.2 x 9.3
Commscope FFHH-65C-R3 (some 600 setups on large structures use these antennas)
4x4 600 (15.4) & 700 (15.8)
4x4 1700 (17.9) & 1900 (18.4) & 2100 (18.8)
95.9 x 25.2 x 9.3