Friday , December 14 2018 Ausdroid » Hardware » Mobiles » Nexus ‘Sailfish’ Build.Prop shows interesting tidbits about processor and screen

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The upcoming HTC built Nexus devices, codenamed Sailfish and Marlin, have been leaked previously with their rumoured spec lists looking fairly decent, but as rumours there’s nothing certain till they’re announced. Overnight, Evan Blass, better know through his Twitter handle, @evleaks has leaked the build.prop from a ROM he says comes from a Sailfish device.

Evan asked the internet before sending out this leak what someone would do with a full ROM dump and then we next saw a tweet with the build.prop attached. The build.prop is found on all Android devices, and contains build information including properties and settings. The tweet with the image attached:

Now, if you don’t want to go through it, the build.prop refers to ‘board.platform=msm8996’ otherwise known as the Snapdragon 820 – which unfortunately rules out the phone using the recently released Snapdragon 821 upgrade that some Nexus fans have been hoping for.

Also mentioned is ‘frpro.sf.lcd_density=420’ which is just under the Pixel Density of 440 that the 1920×1080 @ 5″ that previous leaks have shown that Sailfish is expected to launch with, instead more aligning with a 5.24″ display at the FullHD resolution.

Now, if you want to have a look through the text without looking at the JPG, then here’s the OCR converted text:
[showhide type=”detailedspecs” more_text=”Show Build.Prop” less_text=”Hide Build.Prop”] # begin build properties, autogenerated by buildinfo.shro.build.id=NMD81Dro.build.display.id=sailfishf-userdebug NMR1 NMD83D 3002038 dev-keysro.build.version incremental=3002038ro.build.version sdk=24ro.build.version preview_sdk=1 ro.build.version codename=NMR1ro.build.version all codenames=NMR1,Nro.build.version release=NMR1ro.build.version security_patch=2016-08-05ro.build.version base_os=ro.build.date=Wed Jun 22 23:28:48 UTC 2015ro.build.date.utc=1466638128 ro.build.type=userdebugro.build.user=android-buildro.build.host=wpef21.hot.corp.google.comro.build.tags=dev-keysro.build.flavor=sailfishf-userdebugro.build.system_root_image=truero.build.ab_update=truero.product.model=sailfish ro.prodUct.brand=googlero.prodUct.name=sailfishfro.prodUct.device=sailfishro prodUct.board=sailfish# ro.prodUct.cpU.abi and ro.prodUct.cpU.abi2 are obsolete,# use ro.prodUct.cpU.abilist instead.ro.prodUct.cpU.abi=arm64-v8a ro.product.cpu.abilistrarm64-v80,armeabi-v70,armeabiro.product.cpu.abilist32=armeabi-v7a,armeabiro.product.cpu.abilist64=arm64-vaaro.product.manufacturer=googlero.product.locale=en-USro.wifi.channels=ro.board.platform=msm8996# ro.build.product is obsolete; use ro.product.devicero.build.product=sailfish* Do not try to parse description, fingerprint, or thumbprintro.build.description=sailfishf-userdebug NMR1 NMD83D [email protected] dev-keys ro.build.fingerprint=google/sailfishf/sailfish:NMR1/NMD83D/3002038:userdebug/dev-keysro.build.characteristics=default* end build properties** ADDITIONAL_BUILD_PROPERTIES*ro.product.first_api_level=24dalvik.vm.heapgrowthlimit=256m ro.telephony.defaUlt cdma_sUb=0dalvik.vm.heapstartsize=8mdalvik.vM.heapsize=512mdalvik.Vm.heaptargetutilization=0.75dalvik.vM.heapminfree=512kdalvik.vm.heapmaxfree=8mro.vendor.extension_library=liboti-perfd-client.so persist.radio.apm_sim_notpwdn=lpersist.radio.sib16_support=lpersist.radio.custom_ecc=lro.opengles-version=196609ro.hwui.gradient cache_size=lro.hwui.drop_shadaw_cache_size=6ro.hwui.r_buffer_cache_size=8 ro.bwui.texture_cache_flushrate=0.4ro.bwui.textsmall cache_width=1024ro.blqui.text_small cacheheight=1024ro.bului.text_large_cachewidth=2048ro.bwui.text_large_cache_height=1024ro.qc.sdk.audio.fluencetype=fluencepro persist.audio.fluence.voicecall=truepersist.audio.fluence.speaker=truepersist.audio.fluence.voicecomm=truepersist.audio.fluence.voicerec=falseaf.fast_track_multiplier=laudio_hal.period_size=192camera.disable_zsl_mode=1 persist.camera.gyro.android=4persist.camera.tof.direct=lpersist.camera.tnr.preview=lpersist.camera.tnr.video=lycom.bluetooth.soc=romepersist.cne.featUre=lpersist.radio.RATE ADAPT_ENABLE=lpersist.radio.ROTATION_ENABLE=1 persist.radio.sw_mbn_update=lpersist.radio.videopause.mode=lpersist.radio.VT_ENABLE=lpersist.radio.VT_HYBRID ENABLE=lpersist.rcs-supported=lrild.libpathrivendor/lib64/libril-qc-qmi-l.sopersist.data.mode=concurrent persist.radio.smlog_switch=lpersist.data.iwlan.enable=truero.telephony.default_network=10telephony.lteOnCdmaDevice=lpersist.camera.eis.enable=lpersist.camera.is_type=4persist.sys.ssr.enable_ramdumps=1 ro.bt.bdaddr_path=lsys/module/bdaddress/parameters/bdaddressro.camera.notify_nfc=lro.frp.pstqdev/block/platform/soc/624000.ufshc/by-name/frpro.sf.lcd_density=420ro.hwui.texture_cache_size=56ro.hwui.layer_cache_size=32 ro.hwUi.path_cache_size=16ro.hardware.fingerprint=fpero.config.ringtone=Titania oggro.config.notification_sound=Tethys.oggro.config.alarm_alert=Oxygen.oggro.com.android.dataroaming=falsero.Url.legal=http://ww.google.com/intli %s/mobile/android/basic/phone-legal.htmlro.urtlegal.android_privacy=http://www.google.comant1/%s/mobile/android/basic/privacy.htmlro.com.google.clientidbase=android-googlesendbug.preferred.domain=google.comro.carrier=unknown ro.com.android.wifi-watchlist0ogleGuestro.error.receiver.system.apps=com.google.android.gmsro.setupwizard.enterprise_mode=lro.atrace.core.services=com.google.android.gms,com.google.android.gms.ui,com.google.android.gms.persistent ro.retaildemo.video_pathqdata/preloads/demo/retail_demo.mp4ro.com.android.prov_mobiledata=falsekeyguard.no_require_sim=truedrm.service.enabled=truemedia.mediadrmservice.enable=truero.setupwizard.rotation_locked=true ro.opa.eligible_device=truero.facelock.black_timeout=700ro.facelock.det timeout=2500ro.facelock.rec_timeout=3500ro.facelock.est max_time=600ro.bionic.1d.warning=lpersist.sys.dalvik.Vm.lib 2=libart.sodalvik.vM.isa.arm64.variant=generic dalvik.vm.isa.arm64.features=defaultdalvik.vm.isa.arm.variant=kraitdalvik.vm.isa.arm.features=defaultdalvik.vm.lockprof.threshold=500net.bt.name=Androiddalvik.vm.stack-trace-file=idata/anr/traces-tXtro.build.expect.bootloader=8996- 011601-1606151649ro.build.expect.baseband=8996.-011503-1606172002

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We’ll see more on Sailfish and Marlin in the coming months when Google officially announces the phones alongside the official launch of Nougat.

Source: @evleaks.

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Still might be the 821, I’d guess that there will be compatibility between them and the developer editions might be using the old chip. The fact that the screen is slightly different to previous rumours suggests it might not be final hardware.

Or the bigger ‘plus’ version of the phone might have the 821 to differentiate.

Yes, the 820 is likely, but all hope is not lost. Particularly if there is anything in the 821 to make Daydream more tractable.

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Was expecting the 820 but hoping for the 821. Oh well, sure whatever will come out will be better than my Nexus 5 🙂

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Same thinking here. Nexus 5 has been a fabulous phone and it’s still hard to fault it. Just starting to show its age a little bit.

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