Google is expected to follow last year’s strategy and release two Nexus smartphones shortly after announcing the highly anticipated Android Nougat 7.0. The two devices will be manufactured by HTC, and they currently bear the codename Marlin and Sailfish on the Google side, and M1 and S1 on the HTC side.
Leaks on the upcoming handsets have been surfacing for quite some time now, as there’s already talk on their screen size and even processor power. The latest regards the build.prop file on the upcoming Nexus Sailfish or HTC S1. The file has been leaked by, and it provides some information on the specs carried by the device, being dated June 22, 2016.
The file points towards a Snapdragon 820 processors, as per the “ARM64-V8a” and “msm8996” entries in the string lines. What’s more, the build.prop file indicates an LCD screen density of 420, which would mean that the HTC S1 might have a 5.2-inch 1080p display, as compared to the 5.5-inch Quad HD screen with 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution on the Nexus Marlin. As previous rumors indicated, one of the Nexus smartphones, specifically Nexus Sailfish, will have a smaller screen and less powerful specs than the other.
Nexus Sailfish could come with a fingerprint scanner
or HTC S1 might come with biometric security, which would translate to a fingerprint scanner, as many strings in the build.prop file hint at such an authentication method.
Previously, word got out that the Nexus Sailfish could come with a battery capacity of 2,770mAh, 4GB of RAM, a 12MP rear camera, and an 8MP selfie snapper. In addition, it could have a USB Type-C port at the bottom and come with Bluetooth 4.2.
On the other hand,leaked in images just recently, and the smartphone was spotted running Android Nougat 7.0. Specs are said to include a 12MP rear camera and an 8MP unit on the front, together with 4GB of RAM and a more powerful battery of 3,450mAh. In addition, the handset could come with 32GB or 128GB of internal memory.
Google is expected to unveil the two phones at about the same time as the official announcement of Android Nougat 7.0, which is just a few months away.
Google Nexus Sailfish / HTC S1 build.prop file— Evan Blass (@evleaks)