You might have heard already that HTC has been given the tasked by Google to manufacture two 2016 Nexus smartphones. Allegedly one of those two smartphones just popped up on GeekBench benchmark database. The listing has been uploaded under the title ‘ Google Nexus 6P ‘ which leads to speculations that this year’s Nexus smartphone might carry the same name as of the Huawei-made handset released last year. However, this new Google Nexus 6P will apparently be launched with new hardware.
As you can see in the above benchmark test, the new Google Nexus 6P is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 SoC while in the memory department we have 4GB of RAM. Note that Huawei-made Nexus 6P came with Snapdragon 810 SoC and 3GB of RAM. What makes this new even more credible is the OS on which the device was running while it went through the test. Apparently the Nexus 6P will be launched with Android N, which shouldn’t come as a surprise as the company has already launched Developer previews of the OS.
Now let’s talk about why Google might have decided to go with the same title for this year’s Nexus smartphone as its predecessor. Google might have decided to keep the ‘6P’ moniker as the new smartphone might be identical in design to the one released last year. However, don’t forget that the new 6P is getting minor hardware updates, a new OS and a different manufacturing company. Note that there is still a possibility that the new version might still be manufactured by Huawei, while the two upcoming HTC-made Nexus smartphones could be some other ones we might see in the near future.
Although no official news has yet surfaced, we are expecting an unveiling at Google I/O scheduled in May. So stay tuned for the latest news.
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