It was a few months ago that we first heard that HTC might make not one but two 2016 Nexus devices from Google. More rumors emerged since then, including a few reports from trustworthy sources, providing design details and specs list for the HTC Sailfish and Marlin, the upcoming 5.2-inch and 5.5-inch new Nexus devices. A fresh leak seems to confirm some of these reports, indicating that the Sailfish will have the high-end specs you expect.
Famed leaker Evan Blass discovered a build.prop file that lists several hardware details for the smaller new Nexus smartphone. The HTC Sailfish S1 will supposedly have a 5.2-inch display with a screen density of 420, which means it’ll have a Full HD resolution rather than QHD. Furthermore, the handset should have a Snapdragon 820 processor, which is the kind of mobile silicon you find in this year’s high-end handset. But it’s not the newest Snapdragon 821 CPU that was just unveiled and which was rumored to equip the 2016 Google Nexus handsets this year.