Leaked Nexus Sailfish / HTC S1 file tips a 5.2" 1080p display, Snapdragon 820

Leaked Nexus Sailfish / HTC S1 file tips a 5.2
The upcoming 2016 Nexus handsets are dubbed Marlin and Sailfish on the Google side, and M1 or S1 on the HTC side, as that's the manufacturer which will be making them this year. While we already have had numerous rumors about the screen sizes, processing power and camera units, a leaked S1 build.prop file has arrived to give at least some tangential evidence on the previous speculations.

The Marlin M1 gear is expected to sport a 5.5-inch screen with a 1440 x 2560 resolution, a Snapdragon 820 chipset under the hood, 4 GB of RAM, and a 12MP/8MP camera combo - all the makings of a decent 2016 flagship. The S1 is likely to sport very similar specs, save for a shorter, 5"-5.2" screen diagonal, and a smaller battery capacity.

Long story short, the build.prop file you see below confirms at least a few of the S1 details that we've encountered so far. First off, the handset will seemingly land with a Snapdragon 820 processor indeed, as the "ARM64-V8a" and "msm8996" entries in the string indicate. The listed LCD screen density value of 420, however, hints that the HTC S1 might come with a ~5.2" 1080p display, instead of the Quad HD panel on the Marlin. Not that we are complaining, as 1920x1080 is a perfectly valid resolution for such a screen size, and will be gentler on the battery. 

Last but not least, the Google Nexus Sailfish aka HTC S1 could be equipped with biometric security, as expected, as there are numerous finger- or thumbprint references in the string below, it's just going to be on the back, rumors tip, instead of at the front like on the HTC 10. Can you grasp anything more from the build.prop below?

source: @evleaks



1. Dale14

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

I hope this smartphone will be great. I like the 5 - 5.2 inch size :)

8. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Hopefully 5 inches and compact so hell. That's are more than enough 5.2 inch phones out there.

2. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

BTW msm8996 could mean the 821 as well The 800 and 801 were both msm8974 in the build.prop

15. torr310

Posts: 1646; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

We need to have another option other than Qualcomm's CPU. They have been crewed around for the past two years.

17. mrmessma

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Start your own company and compete with them!

3. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

BTW here's build.prop ro.build.id=NMDS3D ro.build.display.id=sailfishf-userdebug NMR1.NMDS3D3892938 dev-keys ro.build.version.incremental=3992938 ro.build.version.sdk=24 ro.build.version.preview_sdk=1 ro.build.version.codename=NMR1 ro.build.version.all;codenames=NMR1,H ro.build.version.release=NMR1 ro.build.version.security_patch=2016.08.05 ro.build.version.base_os= ro.build.date=wed Jun 22 23:28:48 UTE 2016 ro.build.date.utc=1466638128 ro.build.type=userdebug ro.build.user=androidobuild ro.build.host=wpeF21.hot.corp.google.com ro.build.tags=devokeys ro.build.Flavor=sailfishf-userdebug ro.build.system_root_image=true ro.build.ab_update=true ro.product.mode1=sailfish ro.product.brand=google ro.prodUct.name=Sailfish ro.prodUct.device=Sailfish ro.prodUct.board=Sailfish #ro.product.cpu.abi and ro.product.cpu.abi are obsolete, #use ro.product.cpu.abilist instead. ro.prodUct.cpu.abi=arm64ov8a ro.product.cpu.abilist=arm64-v83,armeabi-v7a,armea​bi ro.product.cpu.abilist32=armeabi-v7a,armeabi ro.product.cpu.abilist64=arm64-v83 ro.product.manufacturer=google ro.product.locale=en-US ro.wifi.channels= ro.board.platform=msm8996 #ro.build.product is obsolete; use ro.product.device ro.build.product=sailfish #Do not try to parse description, fingerprint, or thumbprint ro.build.description=sailfisnfouserdebug "MR1.NMDSBD 3992938 devokeys ro.build.fingerprint=googlefsailfish/sailfish:NMRi​/NMD8ED/3992938:userdebug/devokeys ro.build.characteristics=default #end build properties# #ADDITIONAL_BUILD_PROPERTIES ro.product.first_api_level=24dalvik.vm.heapgrowthl​imit=256m ro.telepbony.default;dma_sub=dalvik.vm.heapstartsi​ze=8mdalvik.vm.heapsize=512mdalvik.vm.heaptargetut​ilization=8.75dalvik.vm.heapminfree=512kdalvik.vm.​heapmaxfree=8m ro.vendor.extension_iibrary=libqtioperfdoclient.so​persist.radio.apn_sim_not_pwdn=1persist.radio.sib1​6_support=1persist.radio.custom_ecc=1 ro.opengles-version=196609 ro.hwui.gradient_cache_size=1 ro.hwui.drop_shadow_cache_size=6 ro.hwui.r_puffer_cache_size=8 ro.hwui.texture_cache_f1ushrate=9.4 ro.hwui.text_small_cache_width=1024 ro.hwui.text_small_cache_height=1024 ro.hwui.text_large_cache_width=2048 ro.hwui.text_large_cache_height=1024 ro.qc-sdk.audio.f1uencetype=fluencepropersist.audi​o.Fluence.voicecall=truepersist.audio.Fluence.spea​ker=truepersist.audio.Fluence.voicecomm=truepersis​t.audio.Fluence.voicerec=FalseaF.Fast_track_mu1tip​lier=1audio_hal.period_size=192camera.disable_zsl_​mode=1 persist.camera.gy ro.android=4persist.camera.tof.direct=1persist.cam​era.tnr.preview=1persist.camera.tnr.video=1qcom.bl​uetootb.soc=romepersist.cne.featUre=1persist.radio​.RATE_ADAPT_ENABLE=1persist.radio.ROTATION_ENABLE=​1 persist.radio.sw_mbn_update=1persist.radio.videopa​use.mode=1persist.radio.VT_ENABLE=1persist.radio.V​T_HYBRID_£MABLE=1persist.rcs-supported=1rild.iibp​ath=lvendorliibéA/iibrii-Qc-qmi-i.sopersist.data.​mode=concurrent persist.radio.smlog_switch=persist.data.iwlan.enab​le=true ro.telephony.default_net

4. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Credit to u/MikeTizen from Reddit He used OCR on the pic It may have some errors from mistakings from the OCR

6. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Varients of Snapdragon 800: MSM89974AA (1.7GHz), MSM89974AB (2.3GHz). 801: MSM89974AB (2.3GHz), MSM89974AC (2.5GHz). You see, @vincelongman? Snapdragon 821 could be MSM8996AB or AC!

10. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Those are the proper names But in the build.prop file they dont include the letters e.g. Galaxy S5 (801) is MSM8974http://pastebin.com/cmFVjhcd LG G2 (800) is MSM8974http://pastebin.com/LPAgt7xY Which is why MSM8996 in build.prop file could be either the 820 or 821

5. elvis_17

Posts: 32; Member since: May 26, 2016

I relay hop this will be cheep well from 350-500$

7. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

This is not China brand! LOL

11. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

This article is about the smaller nexus and last year the smaller Nexus 5X launched under $500 for both the 16gb and 32gb variants. The 6P launched at $500 for the 32gb variant and both those Nexus phones were made by two companies that price their own phones way higher. SMH at your comment bruh.

12. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Considering last year's Nexus prices I think it is safe to say the base variant of the smaller device will definitely be under $500

16. Babadook

Posts: 230; Member since: May 24, 2016

Do you remember what was the base price for the Nexus 6p was when it was released? Thinking of getting the new Marlin Nexus and curious what to expect in terms of price?

18. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

The Nexus 6p launched at $500 for the 32gb base model.

19. Tommikke

Posts: 69; Member since: Nov 21, 2015

Yeah, but in Europe it was 600€ and 700€ for 64gb.

9. ebilcake

Posts: 1227; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

What fish is best to have in a boat? A Sailfish

13. Babadook

Posts: 230; Member since: May 24, 2016

I really hope Marlin is a 5.5 inch flagship device with killer specs. I need a solid new phone

14. sebstin

Posts: 178; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

I think this is where Nexus phones fail.. Not sure which group of folks HTC/google want to satisfy. In terms of size, 5.2 and 5.5 wont make any difference. This only caters to folks needing BIG phones. What about folks needing smaller phones for one handed use, easy portability?!. If Nexus phones come in 4.5", 5" and 5.5" size variants (with killer specs) then it will satisfy majority folks needing to buy new/replace their phones.

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