Google seems to be relishing the fact that its Nexus line of devices has been gaining steady traction, especially in the recent past.
The growth in stature of the Google Nexus devices has been boosted by the magnificent Nexus 6P and the mid-range Nexus 5X – phones that offer nothing but the best in almost all aspects. The search engine giant is set to take this to the next level with the release of two new Google Nexus 2016 phones dubbed Marlin and Sailfish.
A lot has already been said about these two phones, but not everything is known yet. Major aspects of the phones such as the possible design, the hardware specs under the hood, the camera quality and even the software on board seem to be confirmed. But there is still one more thing that is yet to see the light – the price of the Google Nexus 2016 phones.
According to a Nexus blog, the prices of the next Google Nexus 2016 phones seem to be confirmed as well, however, this cannot be guaranteed. If this materializes, though, the Google Nexus 2016 Marlin will come in at a price of $599 while its Sailfish counterpart will be priced at $449. These prices are for the 32GB base models, meaning the 64GB or 128GB variants will be priced even higher.
Just to jog your memory, the Google Nexus 6P was launched at a price of $499 for the base model of 32GB. The 64GB was priced at $549 whereas those after the top-end 128GB model had to fork out $649. As for the smaller Nexus 5X, it came in with two storage variants of 16GB and 32GB, where the base model launched at $379 and the 32GB model at $429.
What could possibly make the Google Nexus 2016 handsets pricier than their 2015 counterparts at launch? Well, one rumor that has been doing rounds is that the two phones will come with the same two-tone glass back, but the larger Marlin will feature a metallic build as opposed to the plastic build to be used on the smaller Sailfish. You will get the same Snapdragon 820 SoC and 4GB RAM on both handsets, alongside the same 13MP/8MP camera combination.
Google is expected to announce the Nexus 2016 Marlin and Sailfish this coming September, although a specific date is not in place. But now that Android Nougat is out, this date should be just around the corner.