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Nexus Sailfish Specs Leaked, To Come With 1080p Display, Snapdragon 820 Chip?

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(Photo : Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) The Nexus Sailfish, also known as the Nexus S1, will be the successor of the LG Nexus 5x.

Design & Trend previously reported that the first live photo of the Nexus Marlin has surfaced online, and now the specs for its smaller brother, the Nexus Sailfish, have also been leaked on the web.

The build.prop file for the Nexus Sailfish or the HTC S1 was shared by notorious leaker and VentureBeat reporter Evan Blass (@evleaks) on Twitter.

A build.prop file is a system file found on the Android operating system that contains the properties, settings and other content specific to a device or a manufacturer, which in this case is HTC.

The build.prop file lists the value of the Nexus Sailfish's display density as 420, which indicates that it will have a full HD 1080p screen resolution, according to Android Authority.

The Sailfish is expected to come with a 5.2-inch screen, while the Marlin is believed to have a 5.5-inch display with a screen resolution of QHD 1440p.

The system file also indicates that the Nexus Sailfish will have a chipset listed as MSM8996. This designation refers to Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 chip.

However, Qualcomm has been known for designating a single model number for two different chips. For example, the Snapdragon 800 and the Snapdragon 801 share the model number MSM8997, as pointed out by Techno Buffalo.

With that in mind, there's a possibility that the Nexus Sailfish may come with the newer and faster Snapdragon 821 processor.

Aside from the specs stated above, the build.prop file doesn't give away any additional details, except for a reference to a fingerprint scanner.

Even with this latest leak seemingly confirming some of the rumored specifications for the Nexus Sailfish, the info should still be taken with some skepticism.

A build.prop file can easily be modified, so it does not guarantee that the final product will have those listed specs.

Google is expected to officially launch the Nexus Sailfish and the larger Nexus Marlin this fall, and both will come with Android Nougat as their operating system.

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