Here is our take on the latest rumors surrounding the Nexus 2016
Alphabet Inc.’s (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Nexus 2016 lineup is slated for release later this year and there have been plenty of rumors of what the new devices might offer in terms of performance and features. Google released the LG Nexus 5X and Huawei Nexus 6P last year and both devices were met with widespread critical acclaim, with the Nexus 6P being hailed by many as the best Android Flagship of 2015. According to reports, Google is hoping to top the Nexus 6P, as the new Nexus devices look set to come with revolutionary new features.
For the new Nexus devices, Google has opted for HTC as the manufacturer of its latest hardware. The new Nexus flagship is rumored to be powered by the latest Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) Snapdragon 820 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM. The new flagship device will also have a new 16MP rear camera with built-in laser auto-focus and a Dual LED flash, while sporting an 8MP wide-angle lens front camera. The new flagship from Google will also come with Android N as stock.
Google is also focusing on VR and reports indicate that the new Nexus flagship will be the perfect device to make use of Daydream VR, which will come built-in with Android N. The new Nexus device will also have the latest version of Google Photos that offers unlimited backup storage. Users can upload and save pictures and videos ranging from 1080p to 4K, without having to worry about storage space. The new feature is also reported to be only for Nexus users which gives people another reason to buy flagship Nexus devices.
According to reports, Google has partnered with HTC for the next three years to manufacture the company’s flagship devices. Many believe that the Silicon Valley giant opted for HTC as the manufacturer this time because of the company’s focus on implementing VR on its devices. HTC has been on top of the VR market lately with the company’s HTC Vive VR headset, and Google hopes that HTC will help with refining the company’s Daydream VR technology. Google is expected to release the new HTC branded Nexus devices at the company’s event in August.