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.....
My key takeaways:
Wireless service revenue of $5.2B
Net loss of $120M, but they cite over $2B of depreciation; depreciation is broken roughly into $1B on network equipment and $1B on leased devices
$589M expensed in interest this quarter
Sprint is $37B in debt currently, with most due by 2024
ARPA: $124.80, ARPU: $50.37
10th consecutive quarter of net additions
20 million people covered by 5G now with "thousands" of massive-MIMO-equipped sites online
37K small cells live, including both mini macros and strand mounts
Ookla is rating Sprint as the 2nd fast carrier behind AT&T with a 45% increase in downlink speeds YOY
5G average downlink speeds are 215 Mbps
Treading water. It's a mixed bag. Not terrible. Not anything that would doom the company anytime soon. It makes you wonder how Sprint would be doing if it wasn't in limbo fighting for a merger and spending it's money and energy on competing. Maybe it would be growing better? Who knows?
Submitted report. Got a message under "Upcoming improvements" (I guess them fixing the network counts as an upcoming improvement). The message says "We are currently experiencing a technical issue in this area and we are working hard to resolve it". Don't know if this is just the default response or what. We'll see what happens.