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Google-Branded Smartphones will be unveiling in early September

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A new rumor out of India claims that two Google-branded smartphones will be unveiling in early September. The devices in question will go on sale later in the month in India and other countries. These devices are said to be equipped with a 5-inch and 5.5-inch displays and will feature 32GB and 128GB of internal storage. The devices will be running Android Nougat with the new Google Assistant as one of the “headline software features.”

The source of the rumor doesn’t claim the two devices are the Nexus Marlin and Nexus SailFish, but it’s hard to imagine Google would have two other devices in development which appear to match up with the rumored 2016 Nexus smartphones. The fact that the phones will launch under Google’s brand also explains why we have heard rumors about the Nexus logo being replaced with a “G” on the back of the Marlin and Sailfish.

A source that saw units of the two smartphones in India recently said that smartphones will come in 32GB and 128GB variants, but could not confirm other specifications.

These sizes and storage capacities match the leaked specifications of the two 'Nexus' smartphones Sailfish and Marlin that have been floating around for a while, though Gadgets 360 understands these smartphones will not be released carrying the Nexus moniker. Instead, Google will launch the smartphones under its own brand, though they may be manufactured by HTC.

While Google has partnered with the likes of HTC, LG, and more recently Huawei, among others, to launch smartphones under the Nexus umbrella, these smartphones will be the first time Google will release phones with its own name as a consumer-facing brand in the mobiles segment. Google released the Pixel C tablet last September, and a year later the search giant is set to enter the smartphone segment in a similar fashion.