Rumors have been making rounds that a partnership is being inked between China-based HTC and Google's Nexus 2016 products. It is believed that HTC is going to capitalize on the success brought about by the latest Nexus flagships and follow up the Nexus 5X and 6P with 5-inch and 5.5-inch phones for a 2016 release.
Phone Arena stated that HTC already has come to terms with Google and has signed an exclusive three-year partnership with Google. "HTC is reportedly going to capitalize on the success of the current Nexus flagships and follow up the Nexus 5X and 6P with 5-inch and 5.5-inch phones for a 2016 release," the report states.
This, however, is still unconfirmed and no official announcement regarding the new Nexus lineup for 2016 has been released yet.
As for specifications, it is said that the Nexus 2016 comes with productivity-optimized features. Another feature that would be added to the flagships is the integration of a 3D Touch, as reported by Know Your Mobile. Other phone companies, such as Xiaomi and Oppo, are also reported to integrate this 3D Touch display feature on their flagships for this year.
If this becomes a reality, Ecunemical News believed that it would become an "opportunity for both companies to grow and capitalize the market since global competitor like Apple may have fumbled the ball with the release of the iPhone SE."
Earlier reports have already hinted that the new Nexus flagships will come with a full version of Android N, which is speculated to be launched at Google's I/O Conference in May.
Consumers are also pointing at the possibility of the new Nexus appearing during Google's annual event together with the launching of the Android N. However, at present, there are still no global release dates of said flagships. Nonetheless, this updates are making tech geeks and Nexus fans more excited.