Photos of the unreleased handset ended up in the hands of Android Police, which said it's 100 percent positive it's Sailfish that's pictured, not the larger Marlin phone. One thing you can see from the pictures is that HTC went with a premium metallic design. That flies in the face of some rumors that the smaller handset would feature a plastic chassis.
The photos also align with another low quality image making the rounds, one that was posted to Twitter who notes that the unreleased Nexus device looks like a cross between a Nexus 4 and an Apple iPhone handset. Have a look:
The 2016 HTC Nexus looks like a cross between the Nexus 4 & iPhone with glass and fingerprint scanner on the back. pic.twitter.com/7pm9fhszki— nexus (@usbfl) August 14, 2016
Other rumored specs for Sailfish include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 System-on-Chip, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, USB-C port, and a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera. Marlin is expected to be similarly equipped, but with a bigger display and more capacious battery.