Google?s Nexus 2016 smartphones, codenamed ?HTC Nexus Marlin? and ?HTC Nexus Sailfish,? are two of the heavily rumored and leaked devices of this year. However, now, the prices of the two variants, along with a new set of photos showing the devices from every angle have been sent out.
As it turns out, this year?s Nexus 2016 models will relatively be more costly than the earlier ones. In general, Google has always offered the Nexus handsets with an upper-mid-range price tag even though they are high-end devices.
This time around the 32GB variant of the Google Nexus Marlin will reportedly set the buyers back by $599. The 32GB?Google Nexus Sailfish, on the other hand, will cost $449, according to?Nexus Blog.
In comparison, the 32GB version of the LG-built Google Nexus 5X debuted at $429, while Huawei-made Nexus 6P?s 32GB model used to retail at $499.
Furthermore, the search giant recently acknowledged that the Nexus 2016 smartphones will not be the first series to run?Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. Instead, the?powerful LG V20, with a secondary ticker display, will take over the mantle this year. The V20 will reportedly make a debut on September 6.
Speaking of Nexus 2016 release date, past reports suggested that the search giant will introduce the handsets sometime in September. Most probably after the first two weeks because Apple will be launching its iPhone 7 series in this time frame.
Spec-wise, a quad-core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 820) SoC will apparently power the devices. Adreno 530 GPU will take care of the graphics requirement and the internal configurations will be backed by 4GB of RAM.
While the Sailfish will flaunt a 5.0-inch display and Full HD resolution, the Marlin will feature a 5.5-inch display and 2,560 x 1440 pixels resolution. Both models will come equipped with 32GB of native storage space. However, we are not sure about the availability of a microSD card slot.
Rumors also suggested that the devices will sport 12 or 13-megapixel rear-facing camera unit and a generous 8-megapixel front-facing shooter for selfies and video chats.
Nexus handsets are not known for impressive battery units. However, this time around, Google has apparently housed a solid 3,450mAh battery cell in the HTC Marlin. In comparison, the?HTC Sailfish will only carry a modest 2,770mAh battery cell.
Furthermore, the Google Nexus 2016 handsets will come with support for fingerprint scanner and USB Type-C port. Reports also say the upcoming smartphones will feature a mix of metal, glass and plastic body.