The Google Nexus 2016 is the current talk of the town, probably because of the high standards that were set by the Huawei Nexus 6P released in 2015.
This year, HTC will be in charge of making the Google Nexus 2016 phones, unlike last year where the task was split between LG and Huawei, with the former taking charge of Google Nexus 5X. As noted, the Nexus 6P has been such a huge success and as for now, no one expects the Nexus 2016 Marlin, a phone that is expected to succeed last year’s Nexus flagship, to be nothing less. In fact, the Nexus Marlin and Sailfish, the successor to Nexus 5X, are expected to raise the standards even higher when compared to what last year had in store.
Several leaks have shown that the two Google Nexus 2016 phones will possibly have the same hardware specs that include a Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM, and 32GB storage and 13MP rear snapper alongside an 8MP selfie camera. There might be little surprises, though, with the Marlin possibly shipping with a Snapdragon 821, a processor that is said to be 10% faster than its predecessor. The two phones will have display panels of 5.5 inches and 5.2 (or 5.0) inches for the Marlin and Sailfish, respectively.
Other than this amazing specs sheet, the Google Nexus 2016 phones are also expected to add some amazing perks. For starters, there is a new Nexus Launcher coming alongside Android 7.0 Nougat. The new OS also comes with a new Virtual Reality mode, a feature that can take advantage of Google’s Daydream VR platform to send users into 3D worlds.
Last but not least, the Nexus 2016 phones bring the full Android experience to users who don’t enjoy the heavy customizations made by other Android OEMs. This means users will get updates immediately they are availed by Google, unlike other cases where users have to wait for months. For instance, Android 7.0 Nougat is already rolling out to Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and Nexus 6, but the same update could take months to come to other Android devices.
Given the huge improvements in terms of hardware and performance expected with the Nexus 2016 phones, it has also been touted that the two will command a slightly higher price than their predecessors. The question is, are they worth it? Given the series of leaks that are doing rounds, it is arguable to say that the Google Nexus 2016 phones are truly worth every penny. You will enjoy the latest, fastest and best performing Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, sharper imaging, enhanced battery life, more RAM and storage, better photography and more.
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