The next Google Nexus 2016 phones might be having quite a number of surprises. In addition to the news that HTC will be trimming the size of the screens on both handsets by 0.2 inches each as well as the fact that both the Marlin and Sailfish will carry the same hardware specs, there is another interesting development showing up.
According to a report coming from Android Police, the low-end Nexus 2016 Sailfish will come with a metal and glass body that will give the phone a desirable look, just like what you see with the Nexus 6P and pretty much the opposite of Nexus 5X. There have been talks of Google coming in with two devices that boast the same premium design and are only differentiated by size and it seems this will actually materialize with the Nexus 2016 phones. Even though a larger part of the body will be covered in metal, the top third will feature glass, probably to give room for wireless charging. This is also where the fingerprint scanner lives, meaning it is on the back of the phone.
The report further adds that Google will for the first time get rid of the “Nexus” logo and instead use a “G” logo, however, Google has not confirmed any of this. In fact, what seems to be confirmed is the fact that HTC will be in charge of making this year’s handsets thanks to FCC documentation that details out information about upcoming Nexus handsets.
If this indeed materializes, it will represent another major shakeup in the Google Nexus 2016 offering. As noted earlier, the rumors point towards a 5-inch Nexus 2016 Sailfish and a 5.5-inch Nexus 2016 Marlin, yet last year’s models had 5.2 inches and 5.7 inches of display. But unlike 2015 where LG and Huawei were in charge of the two phones, this year’s models will only be built by HTC, a company that is currently struggling in the smartphone market, despite the release of the powerful HTC 10.
To keep up with last year’s dates, it is possible that Google could unveil the Nexus 2016 phones this coming month and start selling them towards the same month or in early October. We’ll be here to let you know when this happens, just keep following us.