Courtesy of Steve Hemmerstoffer from NowhereElse, we now have an image that shows us certain details of the upcoming HTC Nexus Sailfish on an AnTuTu listing. As is often the case, the leaked listing was found on the Chinese social networking site Weibo.
We can see from the image here that the Sailfish will sport the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB of RAM, a Full HD display, 8mp/13mp - front/rear cameras and 32GB of internal storage. Nexus smartphones always get the latest OS to boot, so it's no real surprise to see that it's running on Android 7 Nougat Manufacturer Release version 1.
As one can see from the spec sheet here, it's quite identical to the Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge and Galaxy Note 7 in terms of power, but then again, most flagships these days seem to be sporting the near-identical internals anyway. Some of them like the OnePlus 3 have even surpassed them by adding 6GB of RAM into the fray. However, we will wait to see if the HTC Nexus Marlin has something different to offer, although reports indicate that it won't really be that much different from the Sailfish, apart from a larger display.
In case, you are interested in benchmark scores, check out what TechDroider posted earlier. The Nexus Sailfish seems to have scored 2158 (single-core) and 5355 (multi-core) in the Geekbench benchmarking test. We will find out more in October as it's rumoured to be released on the 4th of that month.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Over the past few days Google has been showing glimpses of the Black Friday offer and now the deal is finally revealed.
The Google Store is offering $80 off the Nexus 5X, which has brought the price of the 16GB model to $299.99 and the 32GB variant to $349. While writing this post, all models were available with shipment days hovering around 1-2 business days.
We're used to seeing older Nexus hardware get price-cut, but the Nexus 5X is merely a month old. Although it seems kind of insane to see a new Nexus device to get such a remarkable discount, we're really delighted to get $80 discount on a shiny new Nexus phone.
Apart from offering discount on the Nexus 5X, Google is having sales on various other products. You can get $200 off the Nexus 9, bringing down the price to $199 for the 16GB model and $279 for the 32GB variant. Other sales include $30 discount on a Nest Cam, $80 to $100 off on the Huawei Watch, up to $50 off on selected Chromebook models, and some Chromecast deals, too.
On this Black Friday, quite a few enticing deals are offered by Google and consumers must make the best of it to get some serious savings.
Although the launch of Nexus 6p didn't exactly follow the disasters faced by previous variants last year, it didn't go smoothly. Those lucky enough to grab the opportunity before the phone got completely sold out online are now wondering about shipment date of the phone owing to the impending delays. For those who wanted to go through the reviews to make up the mind were disappointed with the out of stock label on most of the variants for weeks. Now, it's been almost 2 months since the Nexus 6P (and 5X) launched and it seems Google is finally able to meet the demand.
Right now the Google Store has all the Nexus 6p devices in stock and you are free to choose any kind of color and storage configuration. We actually informed about this a few days ago, but were so elated about the elusive 64GB Frost white model being available that we somehow missed to cover the rest. As we head into the weekend, we just wanted to jog your mind regarding the in-stock Nexus devices (seems to stay like this for sometime).
The Nexus 6P price starts at $500 for the 32GB, $550 for the 64GB, and $600 for will get you the 128GB variant. If you wanted to get the official black case, it is also in-stock.
Are you getting complaint from those who you are calling on your brand new Nexus 6p saying that they are not able to hear you. Then you might want to go through several threads on the Google Product Forum and XDA-Developers. The usual problem among the early adopters of this device seems to be weak and patchy voice quality - the voice of the Nexus 6P owner, not the person to whom the call is made. Many 6p owners across the two forums are reporting quite similar problems, both in standard call mode and the speakerphone mode. Representatives from Google have responded to this and informed that they would be investigating this issue.
According to some unofficial experimentation by users, it seems the problem might be arising from the phone's noise cancellation setup. Most of the new age smartphones use multiple microphones along with the primary "mouth" mic in order to filter surrounding noise for a clearer call. Some users have reported that by covering the rear microphone on the Nexus 6P this issue can be fixed and others reported that it actually causes the problem. In all of the threads related to this problem, there is no agreement among users. Probably they are facing similar issues, but technically the issues might be different.
One poster on the Google forum, Nicholas Fitchett, says that he found solution by disabling noise cancellation entirely via a root-level build.prop modification. Given below is the statement:
"I turned off noise cancelling via build prop and it fixed it for me. This goes back to the nexus 5 and nexus 6 as well. I doubt it's a hardware issue. Google really needs to enable a setting for this or use better software."
Users are posting about this issue in the Google forum right now. Hopefully Google would be able to fix the issue with a software update soon.
When it comes to Nexus devices we have seen that the smartphones have always been out of stock. Customers faced lots of problem to lay their hands on Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 because of struggling inventory.
Huwaei-made Nexus 6p also followed the tradition with its shipping time hovering around a month. From the very beginning some variants with certain storage and color have been marked as "temporarily out of stock" in the Google store. It's a relief that now all of the variants of Nexus 6p (color and storage option) are fully in stock and the shipment would start within 1-2 days.
Taking into account the fact that 6p has not been in the market for a long time, it is quite likely that the variants will face supply constraints in next few months. So, those who want to own this device, now is the right time to get it.
Whether purchasing the phone is worth it or not, is another question altogether. So it is best to go through the detailed reviews of the device in order to set the expectation right. To jog your memory here is the refresher, the Nexus 6P is powered by a Snapdragon 810 processor with 3GB RAM. Rest of the specifications include a 5.7-inch QHD display, a 12.3MP camera in the back, and extras like a fingerprint scanner. This device is also special in terms of the metal body.
Given below is the link to get the smartphone: