Google Nexus 2016 phones are among the most anticipated handsets over the coming months. Last year’s Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X came about towards the end of September, but this year’s versions might see an early release if the latest rumors are to be believed.
There is no doubt that this line of pure Android devices is great, but it hasn’t seen the same success as the likes of iPhone, which also runs on pure iOS, or the sales made by the likes of Samsung Galaxy S units. With this in mind, the Nexus devices still have a significant following out there.
The most basic advantage that Google Nexus phones have over other Android devices is the fact that they have access to early software updates. If you are one of those users who always likes to be on top when it comes to updates, there is no better choice than a Nexus handset, but for sure, it would be even better if you went for the latest releases.
This year, Google has reportedly contracted HTC to make the two Nexus handsets unlike last year where Huawei handled the Nexus 6P and LG took care of the Nexus 5X. Apparently, the Google Nexus 2016 phones will come with flagship hardware on board as well as a completely refreshed design. Some leaks have pointed towards a mixture of metal and plastic for the two Nexus phones codenamed Marlin and Sailfish. However, it has since then been confirmed that the flagship Marlin will be the one to carry the all-metal build while the Sailfish will come with a plastic design.
As for the latter, the sides will include a metallic frame to give the phone a smooth and desirable finish, similar to what we’ve already seen with the HTC Desire lineup. As for the Google Nexus 2016 Marlin, it is reported that HTC will borrow a lot of the design language used on its recently-released flagship – HTC 10.
With volumes of devices in the mid-range market that feature premium all-metal designs, expectations were high that Google will also borrow a leaf and use an equally premium material for its mid-range Nexus 2016 Sailfish. Instead, the company did the unexpected – the phone will come with all the 2016 flagship specs, including a Snapdragon 820 SoC, Adreno 530 GPU, 4GB RAM, fingerprint scanner, an excellent camera as well as Android Nougat out of the box, just to name but a few.