Nexus Sailfish hardware is expected to include a bunch of powerful components, including the Snapdragon 820.
Hardware info for the upcoming Nexus Sailfish handset has been spotted on GFXBench and there’s plenty to get excited about. The device is listed as ‘NMR1’, which coincides with previous leaks revealed by Twitter authority Evan Blass. According to the report, it will include a Snapdragon 820 and 4GB RAM, plus a 5-inch 1080p panel with ‘at least’ 5 finger gesture support.
There’s also a 12 megapixel main rear shooter on board, plus an 8 megapixel front-facing selfie cam. Internal storage looks to be 32GB and the device may not support removable storage, much like the Current Nexus 6P.
Nexus Sailfish hardware unsuitable for VR
What’s most interesting here is the screen size and resolution. 5-inches is quite small by today’s standards and the lack of a 1440p panel would mean it’s largely unsuitable for virtual reality use. Those who wish to take advantage of Google Daydream will need to opt for the Nexus Marlin, which features a larger 5.5-inch screen with 1440p resolution.
The Nexus Sailfish is expected to launch on 4 October and will be designed by HTC. The company is also rumoured to be developing a second handset, dubbed Marlin, which will be larger and have more in common with the Nexus 6P. Both devices will run the upcoming version of Android 7.0 Nougat.
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