Google and HTC are set to collaborate for their second smartphone. Google Nexus 2016 is a combination of these 2 software and hardware giants, and will be released in August, next month.
HTC, manufacturer of first ever Nexus phone will also manufacture the two upcoming versions of Nexus 6P. Codenamed as Marlin and Sailfish, according to the reports, these phones will only differ in the display size. This means users can choose between a larger and a smaller display without sacrificing on internal configuration. Equipped with latest hardware and software these devices are expected to perform better than their predecessors. Although, only the front image of the phone has been leaked, Tech configurations has launched a 3D video based on leaked images.
According to the video, Power and Volume buttons are present on the right side of the phone. HTC BoomSound speakers are also implemented in the device with a USB Type-C port at the bottom.
Some of the Key specifications of Google Nexus 2016 are:
Operating System: The photo confirms that these phones will run on Android 7.0 Nougat on Android N. This also includes a security patch introduced by google.
Display: Marlin is expected to feature a 5.5-inch Quad HD display while Sailfish will feature 5 inch Quad HD display.
Chipset: Qualcomm 821 Snapdragon.
RAM: 4 GB
Storage: It has been reported that these phones will come with 128GB of internal storage. Nothing has been confirmed on if external memory card slot will be featured on phones.
Camera of Google Nexus 2016: Marlin is claimed to have a 12MP rear camera with image sensor and LED Flash. Earlier rumors suggested it will be the same as featured on HTC 10. Front camera is reported to be 8MP.
Battery: A powerful battery of 3,450mAH will be included in the newer versions. Which is same as the one n Huawei Nexus 6P.
Headphone Jack: Unlike Apple’s iPhone 7, Nexus will come with a 3.5mm jack.
Other Features of Google Nexus 2016: It is also rumored that a rear fingerprint scanner would be featured on a metal body.
Marlin and Sailfish would be competing with Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Pro/Plus in the market. These phones are expected to release in last Quarter of the year 2016. Keep your comments and share your predictions in the comments below.