Following the first live images of the 2016 Nexus over the weekend, two HTC-made devices have arrived at the FCC (via Droid-Life) for certification. While we only know for sure that these are HTC devices, there are many signs that these are the upcoming Google phones.

The numerous documents accompanying the NM8G-2PW2100 and NM8G-2PW4100 filings were submitted to the FCC yesterday and made available today. However, some documents are dated as far back as July 20th.

The two devices are referred to as the “G-2PW2100” and “G-2PW4100” in their respective filings. It is highly likely that these are the Sailfish and Marlin devices as an accompanying document notes that the final user guides will be “made publicly available on Google’s website ( at the time the product is commercially released.”

Per earlier rumors that Google would be selling this year’s phones on multiple US carriers, the FCC filings reveal that both devices will have support for all major US carriers. This universal LTE support means that only a sole model is needed to work with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon, thus reducing the need for multiple variants.

Leaks over the weekend confirm the glass window and metal design seen in previous renders. Besides the screen size, battery, and possibly processor, both devices will share the same general design and most other specs, including RAM and camera.


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