Maybe we know what pricing for the 2016 Nexus phones is

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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.

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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.

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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.

Source: Nexus Blog
Via: TechnoBuffalo


About the Author: Justin Herrick

Born and raised in New Jersey, Justin is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where he studied marketing with a focus on digital marketing. He's very talkative and enjoys discussing anything from technology and sports to video games and television. As for Justin's current device rotation, he carries around the Google Pixel and Nexus 9. In the rare case that his phone or tablet is not in his hand, he is either flicking through cards on his Moto 360 (2015) or typing away on the Microsoft Surface Book. Justin is patiently waiting for the day that Google replicates the Galaxy Nexus with modern day specifications.


  • Fandango

    I just want the 6P to get down to a more doable price (for me). Such a nice phone still.

    • http://www.talkandroid.com Brad Ward

      Keep an eye out on it! Usually as we get closer to a new Nexus release, the currently available devices get some astronomical discounts. You might not be able to get it from the Google Store at those discounts, but anywhere else, such as Amazon, eBay, Slash Deals, etc, will all offer a brand new device at an insanely good price.

      • Fandango

        Yea, that’s what I’m hoping happens. I’ll keep waiting patiently

      • juanjeremy2012

        ill pick up a 5x when they hit $150, or $99 refurbed so i can get fi or have a phone ii can take anywhere

        • Fandango

          Don’t get a 5x. Have heard nothing but bad things from the few people I know who have one. Or had.

    • juanjeremy2012

      you dont want a phone with the 810

      • Justin_Herrick

        There’s nothing wrong with the Nexus 6P’s performance. It has the Snapdragon 810 v2.1, not the overheating one you’re probably thinking of.

  • juanjeremy2012

    nexus was dead the day the announced htc as the maker. if htc can even run their own business how can google expect them to run theirs? htc’s own business is failing because they think they are sony, but they arent. they have buggy overpriced stuff, they arent premium quality and yet they price like they are. htc ruined the nexus tablet business with the neus 9 and now they are going to ruin the nexus phone business. lol at least this means last years nexuses with start going on clearance. and look for this htc junk to go on sale in 3 months when they dont sell at these prices

  • juanjeremy2012

    dont worry they wont sell at these prices. they will have to lower the price when they dont sell

  • 1solojcgmail

    So not only is this going to be the most stupid ugly looking Nexus & also going to me the most expensive . They should have just stuck with Huawei another year I would have been happy with the same 6p look form factor with updated specs.