Past Android operating system releases have seen Google bring a new Nexus smartphone to the world. If this remains true this year, the Google Nexus 2016 will be here in the second half of this year.
We have already seen quite a number of amazing Android devices hit the market, among them Xperia X Performance, Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge and the yet to be available to the market LG G5. Even more devices are expected to show up as time flies and considering the might the current devices bring to the fold, the Google Nexus 2016 could probably be in huge trouble as convincing the masses is concerned.
There is no doubt that the Google Nexus 6P is an excellent device. If Google unveils a successor to this phablet, it will be up against the best. Speaking of the best, here are two smartphones that will probably make Google Nexus 2016 sweat for its money.
Samsung Galaxy Note 6
Samsung changed everything about its flagships with the Galaxy S6. The changes were felt through to the phablet Galaxy Note 5. This year saw some massive changes come to the Galaxy 7, something that is also expected to happen with the yet to be announced Samsung Galaxy Note 6. If all goes well this device will carry the same processor and RAM as the current Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, or maybe even more powerful than any of these two.
There much better battery life on the Galaxy S7 and given the even larger size of the phablet Galaxy Note 6, the company might settle for an even larger battery capacity. The S7 has also been hailed for its quality camera and display. If Samsung is to attract a larger user base, it will probably install the same 12MP camera and Always On display on this device as well include a much more improved S Pen Stylus.
Samsung will probably keep the IP68 rating it introduced on the earlier models as well as the microSD card slot.
iPhone 7 Plus/iPhone 7 Pro
Rumors have been rife that Apple will drop in with three variants of the iPhone 7, adding another iPhone 7 Pro to the iPhone 7 Plus model. However, as said earlier, these are rumors.
Still on speculations, it is expected that Apple will unveil its next flagship this coming September to coincide with its annual releases. This will see a new iPhone 7 Plus coming into play, Apple’s way of responding to the Galaxy Note series from Samsung.
Apple has stuck to 5.5-inches for its past two Plus models, something that will probably stick with this year’s model. However, with two years now gone since Apple made design changes, there is word that this might be the year the iPhone sees wholesale changes. According to Mac Rumors, the iPhone 7 Plus might feature a physical home button, a missing headphone jack, and a dual camera system. Furthermore, the device might come with a 256GB variant for the first time, something that is highly doubtful given that the 128GB of storage available on the current models is already more than enough you can need on a phone.
Tipsters also claim that the iPhone 7 Plus might come with a massive RAM of 4GB, something that would put it on par with the current Android flagships. But you should take this with a grain of salt.