Last week, famous leaker Evan Blass let out that Verizon will be carrying the Google Nexus 2016 smartphones. However, many Nexus fans were a bit disappointed with this news, and they thought that this was a big mistake.
Back in 2014, when Google partnered with Verizon, the fans? reactions were mixed when the carrier placed too many ?useless? apps on the phone. Users also expressed their annoyance since this partnership meant that Verizon have control over the updates instead of Google. On top of this, Verizon?s previous offerings for the Nexus were plagued with problems including the inability to activate Nexus hardware on new lines.
To this point, it is still unknown whether Verizon will be selling the Nexus phones exclusively or not. Consumers are hoping that it would still be possible to buy the unlocked version of the HTC Nexus 2016 from Google?s online store.
The Nexus phone will come out in two variants: the Marlin and the Sailfish.
HTC Nexus Marlin
The Nexus Marlin is said to be the high-end version of the Google Nexus 2016. It will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display. This version will also sport a glass body and metal frame design.
HTC Nexus Sailfish
The Sailfish is rumored to have a slightly smaller 5-inch screen packing a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. The internal components of the Sailfish will be housed in a plastic chassis.
The Nexus phones are rumored to sport a 12-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front sensor. As well as USB-C port, rear fingerprint sensor, and 32GB internal storage. There are also news about a 128GB internal storage version.
Other features include a range of sensors like accelerometer, pedometer, proximity, ambient light, relative humidity, and a digital compass. The software will include updates for new alarms, ringtones, UI sounds, and boot animation.
According to BGR, there?s a strong chance that the Sailfish will debut at $350 while the Marlin will be around $400.
Both devices will feature the new Android 7.0 Nougat and are slated to launch this October.
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