HTC To Partner With Google For Launch Of Two Nexus Devices In 2016; Google Repeats Last Year’s Trend
Google seems to be following its own trend of launching two Nexus smartphones this year, like it did last year. This time around, HTC will join hands with Google to launch two Nexus devices having varying screen sizes.Advertisement
The Huawei Nexus 6P and the LG-made Nexus 5X were the two devices released by Google in 2015. Multiple reports suggest that HTC has plans to partner with Google for rolling out two Nexus handsets in 2016. One phone will sport a 5-inch display size and another device will feature a 5.5-inch display size. Although no official announcement is made yet, the two upcoming Nexus devices are expected to run on the next version of Android, reports Droid Life.
According to GSM Arena, HTC will be manufacturing both the Nexus devices to recuperate losses from past sales of its products. On the other hand, further reports say that analysts are of the opinion that the two Nexus devices won’t be of much help to the Taiwanese company. Looking back, the Nexus 9 tablet did not bring much success to HTC in 2014.
HTC witnessed a drastic downfall in market value that reached below 1.5 billion USD in 2015 from 27.5 billion USD in 2011. Therefore, the Taiwanese smartphone maker unveiled two high-end handsets last year, the HTC M9+ and a Butterfly 3 device for the Chinese market. The HTC Butterfly 3 is a colorful phone with a 5.2-inch screen size having high resolutions of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels. Apart from this, the phone is powered by a Snapdragon 810 SoC Qualcomm processor along with 3GB of RAM. The rear camera sensor on the phone is 20MP, and the front camera has a 13Mp sensor.
The HTC One M9+, on the other hand, is a faster and bigger phone of the One M9. It features a 5.2-inch screen size with 2K resolution. Powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 processor, the phone has 3GG of RAM, reports Android Headlines.