Google’s Nexus 2016 phones might just be two of the most anticipated smartphones in 2016. The two are expected to be here this September, but the search engine giant has not confirmed a thing about the date.
Despite all, numerous rumors and leaks have been doing rounds with respect to the Google Nexus 2016 phones. Apparently, HTC is working on two handsets that will replace last year’s models made by Huawei and LG. As it is known with HTC, we can expect devices that are packed with the best hardware. When this is coupled with the fact that the two handsets will be powered by a stock Android 7.0 Nougat, the experience of using these devices is what should make you really look forward to them.
Most of the rumors doing rounds regarding the Google Nexus 2016 handsets have been focusing on the hardware specs of the Marlin and Sailfish. Even though the two are targeting different market segments, they come packed with the same hardware specs. These include a Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. The camera configuration will also be the same, but you won’t get the same display quality. Where the Google Nexus 2016 Marlin comes with a phablet-sized QHD screen with 2560 by 1440 pixels of resolution, the Nexus 2016 Sailfish will reportedly come with a smaller Full HD screen with 1920 by 1080 pixels resolution.
We’ve seen alleged photos of the HTC Marlin, but very scarce details have been doing rounds regarding the HTC Sailfish. However, Google may just have given as a clue of what the Nexus 2016 Sailfish will look like via video promoting its own Google Photos app for Android and iOS. In the video, Google appears to have made a huge “mistake” by using a phone that is not yet in the market, but interestingly, it has happened before with other Nexus handsets in Google’s marketing videos.
So, could this be our first site of the Google Nexus 2016? Maybe, maybe not.