HTC Nexus Sailfish leak hints at 1080p display and Snapdragon 820 chipset

HTC made Nexus Sailfish leak confirms 5.2-inch full HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset

By: Tech Desk | Published: July 26, 2016 1:23 pm
HTC is working on two new Nexus smartphones codenamed Marlin and Sailfish. HTC is working on two new Nexus smartphones codenamed Marlin and Sailfish.

Google is reportedly set to launch two new Nexus smartphones made by HTC. The smartphones are codenamed Marlin and Sailfish and should launch around October.

While earlier rumours suggested that both the devices will feature similar specifications, the new leak confirms HTC Sailfish (also known as HTC S1) will sport a Full HD display. Twitter user Evan Blass has tweeted HTC Sailfish’s build.prop file which reveals device specifications previously unknown.

The file shared on Twitter by Evan Blass confirms HTC Sailfish’s display density as 420 ppi which confirms the display will 5.2 or 5.3-inches and will support full HD resolution. Google is likely to use Quad HD resolution panel on the flagship HTC Marlin device.

The build.prop also lists processor as MSM8996, which currently indicates Snapdragon 820 SoC. With Qualcomm having announced the updated Snapdragon 821 chipset, Google could even opt for that.

While Google announced Nexus 6P with flagship specifications and Nexus 5X lower resolution display and slightly slower prcoessor last year, the approach seems to have changed a bit. The leaked image by Evan Blass hints at HTC Marlin coming with flagship specifications and larger display while HTC Sailfish will offer smaller display with full HD resolution but faster CPU and better memory.

It’s unclear why Google has had a sudden change of heart with its Nexus range but if these rumours are right, HTC Sailfish could well become the best 5.2-inch smartphone in the market when it launches sometime later this year.

Few days back, Google Nexus codenamed ‘Marlin’ leaked with the device image confirming Android N and latest security patch.

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