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Nexus Sailfish leak suggests Google’s next phone features 1080p display, Snapdragon 820/821 chip

“If you had a full Nexus Sailfish ROM dump, what would you do with it / look for?,” mused serial leakster and Venture Beat writer Evan Blass in a recent tweet.

Turns out the answer to that question was to dump said ROM on Twitter in its entirety, allowing Blass’ eager but confused followers to look through the contents of the file.

Titled “Google Nexus Sailfish / HTC S1 build.prop file,” the chunk of code includes two interesting tidbits regarding the smaller of the two forthcoming Nexus devices rumoured to be in production by HTC.

The first, and most definitive, piece of information is that the device will have a display density of 420, indicating it will ship with a Full HD 1080p display rather than the QHD display that its larger counterpart, Marlin, is expected to carry.

The other fact gleaned from the dump is the device’s chipset model number: MSM8996. This number corresponds to Qualcomm’s current Snapdragon 820 processor. However, it could also correspond to the chip maker’s new 821 model, as multiple SoCs from the company have shared model numbers in the past.

The device’s other rumoured include 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 12-megapixel rear camera and a 8-megapixel front camera.

Google is expected to announce its new lineup of Nexus devices this fall.

Related reading: Here’s our best look at rumoured HTC Nexus devices ‘Sailfish’ and ‘Marlin’ yet

[source]Twitter[/source] [via]Android Authority[/via]

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