Ausdroid has released a report which gives us the link to the official FCC filing and approval for two HTC devices. And you’re not mistaken, these filings are pretty likely to be the ones for the upcoming 2016 HTC Nexus ‘Marlin’ and ‘Sailfish’.
One of the major giveaways from these filings that tells us they’re linked to the 2016 Nexus smartphones is HTC Corporation states that the user guide for the handsets can be found at support.google.com/nexus (see screenshot above). This is obviously the support website for Google’s Nexus devices and therefore is the reason why we believe these are the filing for the upcoming smartphones from the search giant and the Taiwanese company.
Features like 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth LE, and NFC are also all confirmed through these FCC listings, however other than that there’s not much else to go by about the upcoming Nexuses. We were hoping to find some type of specification sheet with camera details or processor information, however an artifact of that type isn’t included in these filings.