Nexus 5
Nexus 5Screenshot from Google Website

Google appears to be getting ready to release its new flagship smartphone, the Nexus Sailfish (Nexus 5 2016). Huawei made the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P last year, but this time, the search giant has chosen Taiwanese smartphone company HTC to make its new handset.

As expected, the next-generation device will run Google's newly unveiled operating system, the Android 7.0 Nougat.

Neither Google nor HTC has revealed any detail about the upcoming Nexus Sailfish smartphone but it won't come as a surprise if it is released this month. An official from the search giant had earlier revealed that Android 7.0 Nougat will be released by the end of this summer, which means it may come by the end of this month.

Now, the Google Nexus Sailfish has made it to benchmarking sites AnTuTu and Geekbench, giving a hint that its release date is not far off. Leakster Steve Hemmerstoffer aka @OnLeaks has tweeted the device that has made it to Weibo.

Google has the tradition of releasing its new operating system with its Nexus device. So far, it has released four developer previews of Android 7.0 Nougat but the final version is yet to be released. The new firmware comes with several features, like multi-window, direct reply notifications, Extra power efficiency, Google Assistant, VR interface, Seamless updates, Screen Zoom, Clear All, Data saver, Improved file browser, Instant Apps, App switch, bundled notifications, improved Java 8 language support, and new emojis.