Following the release of the Nexus 6P flagship this year, Google is reportedly working on a new device that will wear the flagship crown in 2016. Google and Huawei will work together once again for the 2016 Nexus flagship, widely referred to as Nexus 6 2016.
Google chose Huawei for the first time to manufacture a Nexus flagship, and the result, as we know, is Nexus 6P. The high-end device proved Huawei's potential on a global front, which encouraged the Chinese smartphone-maker to enter Western markets like the US and Europe.
The Google-Huawei Nexus 6 2016 is expected to make quite an impression. According to Gizmo China, industry expert Pan Jiutang revealed that the Huawei-made Nexus 6 2016 will feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, which was unveiled in Asia last Friday.
Google Nexus 6 2016 is also expected to run the latest Android OS, Android N, which got a brief mention during a Reddit AMA session by the Google Pixel C team. The Android Marshmallow successor will finally support split-screen view to take advantage of huge screen sizes.
Other specs of Nexus 6 2016 are unknown at the moment, but the use of Snapdragon 820 chipset is interesting.
According to the chipmaker, the Snapdragon 820 chipset offers X12 LTE bands that deliver three times faster peak upload speeds and 33% faster peak downloads compared to X10 LTE. Other associated perks include two times better performance and efficiency than the Snapdragon 810 and graphics performance and power usage improved by up to 40% with Adreno 530 GPU.
Besides Nexus 6 2016, several smartphones are lined up to use the Snapdragon 820 chipset in 2016. More than 70 devices, including Xiaomi Mi 5 and Samsung Galaxy S7, are expected to run on the new chipset. Sony, LG, Motorola, Meizu and other manufacturers will put the Snapdragon 820 into proper use in their respective flagships in 2016.