Summer is almost over and as usual, it is about time we got our eyes on the next Google Nexus 2016 phones.
As seen before, rumors and leaks are all over the internet with supposed design and specs of the upcoming Google Nexus 2016 phones. But as said, these are just rumors and speculations and nothing has been confirmed yet, apart from the fact that indeed HTC is working on a series of Nexus handsets.
Based on the leaks and speculations, our team has had some mixed reactions towards the rumored features and specs of the Nexus 2016 phones. However, in general, the Nexus 6P and 5X successors will, without doubt, be impressive, if most of the rumors materialize. Ever since they came into being, the Google Nexus handsets have become the epitome of Android, however, in today’s highly competitive environment, it has grown frustratingly hard for Google to keep the Nexus line of handsets a standout among the rest of the pack.
As a result, we have come up with a list of 5 features that we feel if added to the Google Nexus 2016 will make the handsets a go-to option for any smartphone buyer, not that Android users.
First and foremost, the tight competition has meant that there are lots of devices available at almost any price. Be it less than $100 or about $400 or even above $600, you can get a phone of your preferred price. Google Nexus handsets were initially among the most affordable, but things started changing with the introduction of Motorola’s Nexus 6 and kept on with last year’s Nexus 6P, which had a base price of $499 at launch, with the high-end model demanding a massive $649.
While enthusiastic buyers who care less about the price will still be able to buy the new Google Nexus 2016 phone without minding the price, higher prices could give other potential buyers enough reasons to look elsewhere. Google seems to be making this happen by equipping the same flagship specs on the low-end Nexus 2016 Sailfish as what you get on the flagship Nexus 2016 Marlin, but with slight alterations in the size and quality of the display as well as the design materials. With the alterations, it will mean the smaller handset sells at an affordable price but still offers flagship specs.
If Google is unable to cut down on the prices of the Nexus 2016, there is always another way out. One reason why some may find it hard to get a new Nexus phone is due to the fact that it has to be paid for in full and at once. As for carrier-branded models, customers can take advantage of contracts that allow them to pay for the phone in small amounts over a prolonged period.
There are also some carriers that are not compatible with Nexus handsets, especially when looking at the globe in general. Even though some may claim that tying the upcoming Google Nexus 2016 handsets to carriers would result in delays when rolling out Android updates, this shouldn’t be the case when it comes to the Nexus lineup.
With every flagship phone coming in with almost the same hardware specs this 2016 and Google Nexus 2016 expected to keep using the same specs, there is need for the company to include new and unique features on the phone. Like Samsung has done with the inclusion of an iris scanner and the ever-unique S-Pen with respect to the Galaxy Note 7, it is imperative that HTC and Google come up with similarly new and unique offerings in order to help lure more buyers towards the Nexus 2016 phones.
Of course, don’t expect an iris scanner to show up on the Nexus 2016 phone, but still, HTC should manage to make the phone unique with something new, even if it means tweaking the functionality of an existing feature, say, the fingerprint scanner.
A world-class camera
The Nexus 6P has a decent 12.3MP snapper on the back and an 8MP snapper on the front. While the main camera comes with an aperture of f/2.0 and a LED flash, you will miss out on OIS. This is one major problem with the otherwise great camera of this flagship. With the new arrival, Google should come in with this needed update where the rear snapper finally gets OIS support in addition to featuring a larger aperture of at least f/1.8.
The story would even get better if a dual-lens setup is adopted, similar to what is happening with the LG G5, Huawei P9, and the rumored iPhone 7 Plus. However, if you still want to see a cheaper Nexus 2016 handset come into play, this camera aspect might have to be reconsidered, but this shouldn’t mean the phone will trail the rest of this year’s releases by far.
Battery life is, without doubt, a very crucial aspect of every smartphone user. With many companies coming in with 4000mAh and even larger battery capacities for their phablets, the Google Nexus 2016 Marlin should build on the 3450mAh unit offered in last year’s Nexus 6P. However, this is highly unlikely, unless we are looking at a bulkier device than last year’s 178g for the 6P.
What else would you like to see when the Google Nexus 2016 is released?
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