Pricing for Google’s Nexus devices has been all over the place during the line’s history. There have been years when the hardware is affordable and then years when the hardware is pretty expensive. In 2015, Google aimed for and reached a happy medium by releasing the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. Things may not be so similar this year with Sailfish and Marlin. Despite releasing two phones, rumored pricing shows both are on the expensive side.
Internal sources speaking to Nexus Blog have revealed what you should expect to pay for Sailfish and Marlin when they are released in 2016. The base models of both phones will come with 32GB of internal storage, but their starting prices are set to differ by $150. Sailfish, the smaller of the two, will start at $449 while the bigger Marlin starts at $599.
A 64GB model of Sailfish and Marlin will be offered, too, but the source failed to mention the price for additional storage.
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Another unknown is whether or not this pricing will extend to Verizon’s variants of the phones, which is doubtful. Verizon will presumably jack up the price on customers who want to experience Android the way it’s intended.
Let’s be completely honest, though, and realize that this is a source no one is familiar with. Nexus Blog, for all we know, might be throwing out this claim based on nothing at all in return for recognition and traffic; therefore, we advise you to take this information with a grain of salt.
The 2016 Nexus phones are believed to be launching in September before being released in October, following the same schedule as the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P last year.