Google Nexus Marlin and Nexus Sailfish prices reportedly leaked

Google Nexus Marlin and Nexus Sailfish prices reportedly leaked
Even though we know quite a lot about this year's Nexus smartphones, the price of these upcoming devices hasn't been leaked yet. Renders of the Google Nexus Marlin and Nexus Sailfish popped up online weeks ago, along with some of the phones' hardware configuration.

Today, we're happy to report that someone has been able to learn the price of both handsets. However, it's worth noting that the information comes from an unverified source, so bare that in mind before making any judgement.

It appears that internal sources within HTC, the company that builds this year's Nexus smartphones, revealed that 2016 Google phones will be slightly more expensive than previous models.

In this regard, the 32GB models of both Google Nexus Marlin and Nexus Sailfish will be available for purchase for $599 and $449, respectively. Naturally, the other models packing more internal memory will be priced higher.


Keep in mind that the Nexus 5X 32GB was available at launch for $429 outright, while the Nexus 6P 32GB required customers to pay $499 upfront in order to get one. Notice the price difference between the previous Nexus smartphones and the upcoming ones it's not that negligible.

We expect more details about both Nexus smartphones next month since both smartphones are rumored to be announced in September. The Marlin and Sailfish won't be the first Android Nougat smartphones announced, but they might be the first to hit shelves if we are to believe the latest reports.

Google and LG have already confirmed that the V20, world's first smartphone to ship with Android Nougat right out of the box, will be announced on September 6. However, it remains to be seen which one will be available for purchase first, the Nexuses or the LG V20.

source: Nexus Blog

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56 Comments

1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I'm sorry but if that is the real deal, it's ugly!!

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5745; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Apart from the big bezel, it looks pretty good to me Sort of like the a Nexus 4, but with a half metal half glass back I'm not too surprised/disappointed with pricing Google made it clear they dont want to compete with the Chinese OEMs I expected prices closer to the Note7 or iPhone 7 But I'm pretty disappointed about it only being 32GB, should at least have a 64GB option as well

19. rubyonrails3

Posts: 375; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

To me back look like One A9 especially bottom part and sides. Front is is plan boring

24. vincelongman

Posts: 5745; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

True, in this render it does look quite like the One A9 But on the leaked photos it looked more like the Nexus r IMO If the bezels were smaller, I'd love the front But the big bezels do make it look kind cheap

23. sgodsell

Posts: 7514; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Clearly you don't remember that that Nexus 5x started at 16gb. Also the author forgot that there was a 16gb version as well, and it's starting price was $379.

26. vincelongman

Posts: 5745; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

So what? The 32GB Nexus 5X was $429 This is $30 for the 820/821, AMOLED display, "premium" body, probably better quality speakers and DAC I can see people complaining about the $100 on the 5.5", the $30 increase on the 5" looks well worth it

25. cosmin.v

Posts: 48; Member since: Aug 22, 2016

Information about different storage models is a bit scarce, but Google can't bring just 32GB Nexuses on the market. We're pretty sure both phones will come out in at least two variations.

27. vincelongman

Posts: 5745; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

True, I'd hope there's at least 64GB models BTW, are you the author? If so, there's an error The source says: "Sailfish will be priced at $449"

10. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Aye... It IS indeed UGLY...! Hence I wish that Samsung take The Nexus line-up contract... Imagine a Nexus Line-up based on Galaxy S7 and Note 7...!!! Wishful thinking, eh...? But then again, Nexus is about affordability and purest Android experience... I highly doubt that a Nexus based on The Galaxy S7 would cost under $500...!!! "Affordability has its price", lad... Think about it... N'Day! (Nexus Day!)

37. Acdc1a

Posts: 475; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

Samsung will not produce an affordable phone though I don't think HTC nailed it either.

14. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I love the Nexus.... but yeah, that back is ugly. Though to be honest, I haven't seen the back of my Nexus 6P since I bought it thanks to the case I got for it. The front, on the other hand, looks just like most other Android headsets.

41. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I'd pick 6P instead of this one!

42. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I love my Nexus 6p, but let's be honest here, more RAM, faster processor, an extra year of software updates, the probability of Daydream functionality on the new device where the old one might actually not be compatible... The Nexus 6P is an awesome phone, but there's plenty of reason to get the new one over last year's model. If the big issue that you have with the phone is it's looks, just remember, people don't ever see your phone, they see your phone case.

45. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

What I meant by choosing 6P over the newer render up there was based on looks not the hardware. Haha... Of course, the newer is always better in Nexus' case, ugly or handsome.

46. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Well, it's your money, they're both great phones.

20. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

So wait the Marlin first. :)

33. Fizzlebottom

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 29, 2016

That is a fact. Why can't Google just take some previous Nexus users input to come up with design. Like, who came up with this. Really big forehead, large chin, and ears that are too big (side bezel). What is the screen to frame ratio like 65-70%. I'm fine with the two tone nature of it but it looks like it has purposefully designed handles all the way around it.

40. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Ugly and overpriced for its features, or lack thereof. Looking at these Nexus phones, I'm glad my Axon 7 is on its way...

49. MochaBean

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 06, 2015

It isn't the real deal. It's a badly drawn photoshop of an approximated render. Here's an actual photo: androidpolice.com/2016/08/14/exclusive-photos-of-t​he-2016-nexus-sailfish-in-the-metallic-flesh/

50. MochaBean

Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 06, 2015

"Unverified source" is an understatement; it's literal blogspam. Clickbait. My hairy ass is a more reliable source than Nexus Blog. Remember when their "inside source from the manufacturing division of HTC itself" told them that Sailfish would be made of plastic, and it turned out to be metal? Yeah.

52. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

It looks line 90% of all Android devices, with the exception of the two tones. You make it sound as if anything is originally, uniquely different.

2. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

oh man! that price! 400$ for 64gb man!!

3. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Umm what?

5. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

OH I get it, you're being sarcastic lol.

11. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

It took you "5 MINUTES" to get it, eh mate...? Feeling a little slow, aren't we...?

30. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Nah that was a joke itself, but I guess you didn't get it.

17. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

@Barney_stinson I quote: "$400 for 64GB man!!" Google: "Okay, we will offer a 64GB version for 400 Bucks... But with a little twist... It'll have a Snapdragon 410 instead of an 820...!!! Interested...?

35. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

why should we pay for software part becoz its pure os! no other custom add-ons ! so if op3 can be bought for 400$! why don't nexus devices! after all they are not gonna have the bestest camera for sure!

36. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

and snap430 is in redmi 3s prime for just 105$ ! so what buddy ! my op3 gonna beat the nexuses just wait!!

4. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I will say, I always though Google could get away with pricing the nexus phones a bit higher but come on, at 32gbs the prices are down right AWFUL! Take $50 off and I would have said I expected as much but........sigh SMH!

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