Google and HTC are expected to launch two new Nexus smartphones in the next few weeks. Exact pricing details for the Marlin and Sailfish have reportedly leaked and reveal the pair will be more expensive than the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P.
Samsung's recent launch of its 2016 flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 7, appears to be a hit for the company. Strong sales of the device had led to delays for some customers, and Samsung has already confirmed it's building more handsets to satisfy demand.
While Samsung is off to a nice start with sales of the Note 7, Apple will be joining the party in launching its Note 7 rival in the iPhone 7 Plus. The 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus will be announced alongside the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 at a press event on Sept. 7, which has just been confirmed by the company via invites. A recent report claimed the new iPhones could be in short supply at launch.
After Apple launches the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Google will throw its latest Nexus smartphones up against Apple's new iPhones and Samsung's Galaxy Note 7. The company is believed to be set to announce two new handsets in late September or early October.
Most of the specs of the HTC Nexus Sailfish and Marlin have leaked over the last couple of weeks, and the pair most recently passed through the FCC for certification to run on all major U.S. carriers. Now, pricing for the Nexus Sailfish and Marlin have reportedly leaked from "internal sources in HTC."
The source goes on to say that the 32 GB HTC Nexus Marlin will be priced at $599, which is $100 more than the current 32 GB Nexus 6P, which sells for $499 on the Google Store.
Google is rumored to offer the HTC Nexus Sailfish in 32 GB and 64 GB storage configurations, while the higher-end Marlin will reportedly come in 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB internal storage options. The new Nexus smartphones were expected to be the first Android 7.0 Nougat smartphones to launch, but Google has already confirmed that the honor will go to the upcoming LG V20, which will reportedly be released on Sept. 23.
As always, take this pricing report with a huge grain of salt, and we'll keep you posted on any additional details regarding the HTC Nexus Sailfish and Marlin.