The next few weeks will see a new set of Google Nexus 2016 phones come into play and as per the rumors doing rounds, brace yourself for a pair of equally powerful handsets.
Benchmarks have been leaked with details of alleged specs of the Google Nexus 2016 Marlin and Sailfish, all of which are being made by HTC. Even though the Marlin will be succeeding the Nexus 6P as the 2016 Nexus flagship while the Sailfish will succeed with the mid-range Nexus 5X, unlike last year, this year’s phones will offer the same performance levels.
Interestingly, the two Google Nexus 2016 phones will be equipped with the same hardware specs that have made the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge such revered handsets in such a short period of existence.
Just recently, a leaked AnTuTu benchmark that came in courtesy of the famous leaker known as Steve Hemmerstoffer showed that the mid-range Nexus 2016 Sailfish will pack the same hardware specs as the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. These include the latest Snapdragon 820 SoC, a RAM of 4GB, an Adreno 530 GPU and an onboard storage of 32GB. Furthermore, the Nexus 2016 Sailfish will be powered by Android Nougat out of the box.
The only major difference in this category is that the Galaxy S7 has a microSD card slot but as usual, the Nexus 2016 Sailfish should come without one. Even though the Sailfish might come with almost the same screen size as the standard S7, the 1080p Full HD resolution of the former means that the latter’s QHD 1440p resolution will still retain the top spot when it comes to display quality.
If this is your only major worry, there is an even equal match to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in terms of everything. The Google Nexus 2016 Marlin comes with the same hardware specs but instead joins the Samsung handsets in using a Super AMOLED QHD screen of the same 1440p resolution, meaning you get the same display quality as the Samsung pair.
As we can see, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge flagships have the same hardware specs as the two Google Nexus 2016 handsets. With this in mind, the only major way to bring out the differences is the software part. As usual, the Nexus 2016 lineup gets an upper hand thanks to its stock Android experience, but as for Samsung, you get to deal with a heavily customized TouchWiz UI running on top of the OS, something that also means you get delayed software updates.