Whether you’re an avid Nexus fan or are simply in the market for a new Android smartphone, you’re probably wondering as to when you can get your hands on Google’s Nexus 2016 phones. Well, here’s some good news for you: the long-awaited devices will reportedly be released next month, along with the latest version of the Android OS called Nougat.
This is pure brilliance from a marketing standpoint: by releasing the new OS and new Nexus phones at the same time, dedicated Android fans like you will be highly motivated to buy one of the devices. After all, this is beneficial for you since 1) you can immediately use Google’s latest smartphones, which are rumored to be fast and powerful, and 2) you won’t have to wait for the Android Nougat update to reach you old phones since the Nexus 2016 will come pre-installed with it. Of course, this is beneficial for Google, too, since they’ll most likely enjoy excellent sales while raising even more awareness for their brand.
Android Nougat is rumored to be released during Quarter 3 of 2016. Since July is almost ending, it’s highly likely that the OS, along with the Nexus 2016, will be released in August or in September at the very latest.
But what exactly can you expect from the Nexus 2016? First of all, they’re rumored to be available in two variants: Nexus Sailfish and Nexus Marlin. Both of these will reportedly have 4GB of RAM, 12MP main cameras, and 8MP front cameras, but they differ in several aspects. The Sailfish is expected to have a 5-inch screen, a 64bit 2.0GHz quad core processor, and a 2,770 mAh battery, while its higher-end sibling will have a 5.5-inch display, a Qualcomm ARMv8 processor, and a 3,450 mAh battery. The two phones are supposedly manufactured by Taiwanese tech giant HTC.
Aside from their impressive specs, one of the things that the Nexus 2016 phones will reportedly have is a minimalist design. According to some reports, they won’t feature the HTC or Nexus logos on their body, which has not yet happened before. Other rumors, meanwhile, say that the smartphones will have a stylized letter “G” representing Google instead of the standard Nexus branding.
But remember: these are all just reports, so it’s best to take them with a grain of salt. What’s clear, though, is that the Nexus 2016 phones will bring something new to the table and should be something that we should all watch out for.
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