HTC Nexus ‘Sailfish’ ROM dump appears to confirm Snapdragon 820 inside

There’s a new Google Nexus 2016-centric leak hot off the press, and this time, the smaller, slightly less capable Sailfish takes the spotlight instead of its big brother, codenamed Marlin.

We already know both these devices, although following in the footsteps of the LG-made Nexus 5X and Huawei-produced N6P, are likely manufactured by HTC, which badly needs a box-office victory to stay afloat.

Hence, today’s biggest story is clearly not the HTC S1 model number reveal of the Google Nexus Sailfish. What we couldn’t be certain of before, and rumormongering legend Evan Blass, aka @evleaks, seems to confirm now, is the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor running the hardware show here.

This isn’t mentioned by name, but rather the MSM8996 designation, in a full system dump otherwise devoid of major revelations and unexpected goodies. Of course, there’s a lot of information to sift through, and in total honesty, we’re not sure exactly what to look for.

If you happen to come across additional juicy bits of intel, the comments section below is all yours. At first glance, we can only tell this Sailfish prototype had Google’s May security optimizations patched in, and featured a fingerprint sensor. No big whoop.

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