Previous rumors have suggested that Google will be partnering with HTC in building the upcoming Nexus 2016 smartphones. Fresh speculations reveal that the Taiwanese company has signed up a three-year deal with Google.

The very first Nexus smartphone called the Nexus One was an HTC product that was released in 2010. In 2014, it also manufactured the Nexus 9 tablet. Fresh information suggest HTC will be collaborating with Google once again. MyDrivers, a Chinese source has revealed that HTC has signed up a three-year deal, Pocket Now reported.

Rumors have revealed that HTC will be only building Nexus phones for Google. The source has no information on whether HTC will be building tablets for Google.

Previous speculations have indicated HTC will be building two Nexus 2016 smartphones, one will arrive with a 5-inch screen whereas the second one will be fitted with a 5.5-inch display. Current generation Nexus 5X has a 5.2-inch screen whereas the larger Nexus 6P has a 5.7-inch screen. As far as the design of the Nexus 2016 smartphone is concerned, speculations are rife that its design is expected to reflect the appearance of the HTC 10 flagship that is expected to get announced next month.

Google Nexus 2016 rumors also suggest that HTC will be making use of pressure-sensitive touchscreen on the upcoming Nexus phone. It will arrive preinstalled with Android N OS that is expected to carry native support for 3D Touch-like feature of the iPhone.

Through the pressure-sensitive display, the 3D Touch feature will help the Nexus phone to distinguish different kinds of touch gestures on the screen. The HTC Nexus 2016 phone is also expected to support the upcoming Nexus VR device.

In December 2015, rumors started swirling that Google may not partner with any smartphone OEM but build its own smartphones. The recently released Google Pixel C tablet was manufactured by the search engine giant.

The global sales of tablets are declining. Hence, Google may not be releasing a new tablet very soon. Like the Pixel C, future tablets are expected to be manufactured by Google.