|The Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P|
Before Google put a premium price tag on its Nexus devices that offer the pure, unadulterated Android experience, offerings in the lineup were the boon for price to performance. That has been the case for the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 5, but Google later on changed its tune and offered its successors in a much higher price. Now that the search engine giant has a new trend going on, people are wishing for the search engine giant to drop down the prices for the next Nexus models. However, word on the street is, prices are set to go up.
According to new rumors, both of the new Nexus devices codenamed Sailfish and Marlin will carry a much higher price tag this time around. The Sailfish will be starting at $449 – that comes with a 5-inch 1080p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, 32GB of internal storage, and 13MP and 8MP cameras. In comparison, the Nexus 5X, which launched last year, doesn’t actually trail by a huge margin when compared to what Sailfish will reportedly carry, but it comes with at least an acceptable price point at $380.
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On the other hand, Marlin will have a much steeper price tag of $599. It comes equipped with a 5.5-inch QHD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, the same camera, and the same amount of storage. For reference, the Nexus 6P, which is still one of the best smartphones, even in today’s standards, sport a $500 price tag.
Google and HTC will have to strategically price both of the new and coming Nexus devices if they want to edge out their predecessors and of course, the competition.
Source: Nexus Blog