Upcoming Nexus phones to feature Swipe Notification gesture
According to 9to5Google, commercial versions of both Marlin and Sailfish handsets will feature a G logo at the bottom and that both devices will be made of the same materials and will feature similar designs. The only difference will be their display sizes and internal specifications.
As per existing leaks and rumours, both Marlin and Sailfish are expected to launch with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and will run stock Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. In the new phones, Android N will introduce the split-screen mode, a feature that has so far been implemented in tablets. Aside from being able to view and work on two apps at a time, you will also be able to view the home screen as well as all apps in both portrait and landscape modes in your Nexus phone.
As per Android Police, the new Nexus handsets will also feature a new 'swipe fingerprint' gesture support which will let you view notifications by simply swiping down on the fingerprint sensor with your finger. The feature is already present in a few Huawei handsets like Honor 5X and it seems it is effective enough to be implemented by other manufacturers in their upcoming phones.
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Android Police has also claimed that HTC will launch its Nexus handsets in Electric Blue colour variants, which no previous Nexus handsets have been launched in so far. Given that the Nexus phones will face stiff competition from LG V20 which will launch with stock Android Nougat before they do, as well as a number of other premium smartphones, including iPhone 7 and 7 Plus which will launch later this year, they will need to be attractive not only from a 'features and specifications' standpoint but in terms of looks too.
Source: 9to5Google, Android Police