According to the various rumors we have been hearing about the HTC Nexus “Sailfish”, we have heard that the handset will be packing a Snapdragon 820 chipset. This really shouldn’t come as a surprise given that the Snapdragon 820 is pretty much standard when it comes to higher-end devices.
However it turns out that might no longer be the case. According to a tweet by Android Police’s David Ruddock, he seems to suggest that the Sailfish device will be powered by a Snapdragon 821 chipset instead. This is rather interesting because like we said, the rumors have long suggested the Snapdragon 820, and benchmarks even revealed the Snapdragon 820.
That being said, we should note that Android Police has had a pretty decent track record when it comes to these sorts of rumors, so maybe they could be onto something. As for the benchmarks, we have said before that benchmarks can be faked. It is also possible that maybe the device benchmarked was a prototype running on the Snapdragon 820.
In any case it’s all probably best taken with a grain of salt for now, but we have heard that the Nexus phones will be revealed on the 4th of October, so remember to check back with us then to find out all the official details.