There have been numerous rumors surrounding the release of the Google Nexus 2016 phones. Some have reported that HTC will be in charge of the two handsets aimed at succeeding last year’s Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X. There are also some reports pointing towards a Huawei-made Nexus 2016 phone.
However, it is apparently unclear who will be in charge of this year’s Nexus phones, but it seems HTC might be given the shot this time round. According to the latest rumors, HTC is working on two Google Nexus 2016 phones set to be released later this year alongside Android N. Just as expected, the rumor further details out that the new Nexus phones will pack the latest software and hardware, meaning the processors will be improved just like their competitors.
As it seems, HTC is making two Nexus phones codenamed Marlin and Sailfish. The two are rumored to be based a lot on the newly released HTC 10, but as pointed out, these are just rumors.
If the source is to be believed, the new Google Nexus 2016 phones will be the most powerful among the current flagship devices. Unlike last year where the Nexus 6P came with a Snapdragon 810 SoC and Nexus 5X came in with a Snapdragon 808 SoC, the report says that HTC will use the same, but newer Snapdragon 821 SoC on both Nexus phones.
For comparison purposes, the already released Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, HTC 10, LG G5, ZenFone 3 Deluxe, OnePlus 3, Xperia X Performance and lots of other 2016 flagships are based on the Snapdragon 820 SoC. If this is true, the Google Nexus 2016 phones will probably be joined by the likes of Samsung Galaxy Note 7, which is also expected to ship with an enhanced chipset than what the S7 series comes with.
As pointed out earlier, Google is expected to unveil the two handsets with Android N out of the box. While the OS has not even received its official name, we are confident that the Google Nexus 2016 will come running on the Marshmallow successor. All this is expected to go down this summer.
As mentioned earlier, this is just a mere rumor and neither HTC nor Google has come out to confirm any of the stories doing rounds. It is better to be skeptic about the same.