HTC Nexus 2016 at Geekbench
The large-screen model of HTC Nexus 2016 has been spotted at GeekbenchGetty Images

After making an appearance through a few leaks, HTC's upcoming Nexus handset, codenamed Marlin, has made its way onto the Geekbench site. The site lists the Marlin's operating system as Android N 7.0 – codenamed Nougat: Google's latest version of its OS.

The web search giant recently unveiled a statue Nougat at its Mountain View headquarters in California. Unveiled in March, Nougat is expected to be available the third quarter of this year. And HTC's devices could be the first to run Nougat out of the box.

A quad-core processor and 4GB RAM are among the other notable features noted in the Geekbench record. In terms of performance, the device scored 2,084 points for single-core whereas 4,969 points for multi-core.

Other rumoured features are 5.5in QHD AMOLED screen with resolution measuring 2560 x 1440 pixels, 12MP rear camera, 8MP front camera, speakers at the bottom of the phone, a USB-C port and Bluetooth version 4.2. Expect a 3450mAh battery inside, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and two storage variants: 32GB and 128GB.

Alongside the large-screen model, HTC is also said to be building a Nexus model featuring 5in screen dubbed Sailfish, which shares most of the features of the Marlin, except for battery capacity and screen size. Additionally, both handsets are likely to have identical designs (except size). Users will not have to wait too long for the new Nexus phones, as HTC is planning for a launch in the fourth quarter of this year.