HTC will produce two Nexus handsets this year?

HTC will produce two Nexus handsets this year?
HTC was the manufacturer behind the very first Nexus device, the Nexus One. Since then, HTC  delivered the Nexus 9 tablet. If a new report is correct, we could see two new HTC built Nexus devices launched sometime this year. According to a tipster who posted on Weibo, the troubled company will be producing a pair of Nexus handsets in 2016. While not much information about the new models has been revealed, we are told that one of the new phones will feature a 5-inch screen while the other one will come with a 5.5-inch display.

Perhaps it will take a pair of new Nexus handsets to help turn around HTC, which has been struggling. Last year's HTC One M9 flagship faced strong competition from Samsung, LG and Apple. The company also pushed out the HTC One A9 mid-ranger and has introduced the HTC One X9. We also expect a new flagship for 2016, the HTC One M10.

Recently, HTC unveiled the Vive VR headset. CEO and co-founder Cher Wang said last week that the company is focusing on VR instead of smartphones, which is one reason why we recommend taking this story with a grain of salt.



source: Weibo via GadgetzArena

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41 Comments

1. oozz009

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

Wish you the best of luck HTC!

35. phonegeek1212

Posts: 58; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

HTC should stick to the basics and I hope they turn the tables this year!!

38. idrisalsudani

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 14, 2015

Except the battery and camera

2. Adimane01

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 11, 2016

That will be great HTC phones have great build quality, speakers. Issue is only of camera Google got it right with Nexus this time hope it includes the improved camera of current nexus in the next one

6. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

The best camera of the whole Nexus series - 5X & 6P, might be used as a reference in making HTC One M11 then, win-win situation for both Google and HTC - build quality and camera up for grabs for both the giants.

3. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Google should step in and help HTC stay on by working with them for next Nexus phones. HTC helped android establish in its early days & it's really bad to see them do down.

4. Mrmark

Posts: 383; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

Good point . I was hoping for a 6.3 Nexus but I am not Luke Skywalker!

20. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

You mean you are not chewbaca right? to use such a big phone you would need Chewie Hand.

5. HtPsycho

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

I will totally buy a htc nexus for sure..

7. .KRATOS.

Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Well yeah they do built good quality phones but what about the camera which is important by today's measures

21. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Since HTC one M7 yeah but before HTC camera where about the best on the market. They used bad sensor on the M9 and ultra pixel where interesting but needed to have more mpix. So if they make a 12 ultrapixel Camera its will rock the world ( pixel will be even bigger than on the current nexus serie ) Problem was 4 ultrapixel was too low to make sense its still taken not bad picture but croping and zoom was horrible.

24. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Stop blaming the M9's sensor Nokia use Toshiba's sensors and still can take top notch photos It's HTC's crap software processing (like how Sony also has software processing issues)

8. eman99

Posts: 409; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

Revival of htc

9. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Noooo. They will be overpriced, like any other HTC phone.

10. carlemillward unregistered

They should just stick to LG.

11. TheBiz

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

throw in a great camera,nice display,and sd820 into your One M9 and im buyin it

12. Ghost04

Posts: 517; Member since: May 03, 2014

Google is going to sink by stepping into the sinking ship of HTC .

37. Kratos7

Posts: 62; Member since: May 15, 2015

"Google is going to sink"..???!! Are you listening to yourself?

13. det_bradlee

Posts: 161; Member since: Jun 08, 2015

No Qi, No buy!

14. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Since the Nexus 4, rumors about who will make the next Nexus become reality in the end. Still love the way bloggers add mystery to the topics with those question marks at the end of the title.

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The Nexus One was the coolest phone too me when it came out. The thing I like most is that live wallpaper with the moving lines. I've install that on every Android phone I have owned so far. It was solid, nice feeling and was just all around cool. The good Ole days of phones

16. jsjammu

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

Hope this isn't true. Not a big fan of HTC any longer and recently HTC hasn't done so well with their decisions.

17. TheoryOfChaos unregistered

Come on.. We need a Sony Nexus!! WE WANT SONY NEXUS!! GIVE IT TO US!!!(sigh) I think Google must coopertate with Sony to produce the next Nexus phone.. My opinion.

18. fiji.siv

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 25, 2015

It makes sense when you consider how quickly HTC has released OS updates for the A9. Maybe releasing a Nexus phone isn't that much of a stretch for HTC, keeping development costs down for both HTC and Google. I see how HTC could make make that a nice pitch to Google.

19. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Good For You Google, Helping Out HTC Like That.

22. Joosty

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Yesssss!!!!!!!!

23. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

I would like to see another Samsung and HTC Nexus. I think both companies should build a Nexus in 2016.

25. .KRATOS.

Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Samsung for the next nexus

26. Totse2k15

Posts: 478; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

HTC, lol. Should go with Sammy.

34. rishav20193

Posts: 241; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

agreed !! samsung should be given a channce

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