Google Nexus 2016 Update: New Nexus Smartphones Will Be More Expensive Than Last Year?s

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Google?s two upcoming mobile phone, the Nexus Marlin and Sailfish, are rumored to be released sometime next month. Recent reports suggest that the estimated retail price for both smartphones will be higher than the previous offering.

According to Nexus Blog, both 32 GB variants will be slightly expensive than last year. The Sailfish will be retailing at $449 while the Marlin is at $599.

Compared to last year?s Nexus 5X and 6P, the 32 GB variants were sold for $429 and $499, respectively. To this point, Google has been tight-lipped about the rumored price increase.

Both Nexus models will sport the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC as the main processor. ?They will both be having 4 GB of RAM and the Adreno 530 GPU. The front camera is rumored to be an 8-megapixel sensor while the rear will be a 13-megapixel snapper.

The major difference between the two models is the display screen. The Sailfish will have a 5-inch full HD display. Meanwhile, the Marlin will sport a 5.5-inch 2K display.


For users looking for longer use time, the Marlin will have a 3450 mAh battery which good enough for more than 10 hours of video playback. However, the Sailfish is rumored to only have a meagre 2770 mAh battery.

Both smartphone will be featuring the newest mobile phone operating system from Google – the Android 7.0 Nougat. Unfortunately, the Nexus will not be the first phone to come out-of-the-box pre-installed with Nougat. This title is already reserved for the LG V20, which will be unveiled on Sept. 6.

For those who are not planning on getting the new smartphones, they can still enjoy the Android 7.0 Nougat by installing it manually to their phones. TheBitBag has the tutorial on how users can get the new operating system to their Nexus 5X and 6P. The tutorial is divided into two parts, the first link is available here, while the second is from here.

For more Nexus Sailfish and Marlin updates, be sure to check us out at TheBitBag.

Also read: Google Nexus 2016 Heading to Verizon As Its Official Partner

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