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HTC and Google's upcoming co-developed Nexus (2016) phablet, which is internally known as Marlin, has appeared on a popular benchmarking site, revealing key features of the device.

The Marlin has been spotted on Geekbench with an impressive scores of 2084 and 4969 points on single-core and multi-core tests, respectively. 

In the system description, the Marlin is shown to run Android N OS with 4GB RAM and Qualcomm quad-core CPU. There is no mention of the processor moniker, but going by the benchmark scores, it has to be the either Snapdragon 820 or Snapdragon 821 (aka 823).

Furthermore, the features mentioned in the score sheet are in line with the previous rumours.

Last week, it was reported that HTC Marlin will sport a 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560x1440p) display and come packed with 3,450mAh battery, 32GB/128GB inbuilt storage, 12MP camera on the back, 8MP snapper on the front and a Type-C USB port.

Besides the 5.5-inch model, HTC is also said to be working on a smaller 5.2-inch variant code-named Sailfish.

Read more: HTC Sailfish features leaked

As of now, there is no official word on when the new HTC Nexus series phone will be unveiled, but if we consider the previous release pattern, one can expect the devices to break covers in a couple of months.

Last year, Google launched LG Nexus 5X and Huawei Nexus 6P along with Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Sept. 29.

In 2016, Google has confirmed to release the Android 7.0 Nougat in the third quarter. For the uninitiated, the search engine giant is scheduled to release the final preview of the mobile software this month and roll-out the fully scrutinised Gold Master (GM) version to the public by the end of August of early September.

Watch this space for more updates.

Leaked specifications of HTC Nexus 5 2016 (aka Sailfish) and Nexus phablet 2016 (aka Marlin):

Models HTC Sailfish HTC Marlin
Display 5.2-inch full HD (1920x1080p) screen 5.7-inch QHD (2560x1440p) screen
OS Android Nougat Android Nougat
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820/821 (or 823) quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820/821 (or 823) quad-core
Storage 32GB (base variant) 32GB (base variant) and 128GB
  • Main: 12MP camera
  • Front: 8MP camera
  • Main: 12MP camera
  • Front: 8MP camera
Battery 2,770mAh 3,450mAh
Network 4G-LTE 4G-LTE
Add-ons Fingerprint scanner, Bluetooth v4.2, USB Type C port (bottom), headphone jack (top), speakers (bottom) Fingerprint scanner, Bluetooth v4.2, USB Type C port (bottom), headphone jack (top), speakers (bottom)