Google Pixel XL Benchmarks Leaked – Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM & Android N 7.1
Google is rumored to drop the ‘Nexus’ brand name from its smartphone lineup and change it to Pixel and Pixel XL. Today, more details on this new branding have hit the web thanks to Pixel XL benchmarks. The benchmarks appeared on Geekbench 3, which reveal that the smartphone won’t sport a Snapdragon 821, but a Snapdragon 820. The scores however look pretty impressive for a smartphone that will run the 820 SoC.
You might be disappointed to see a Snapdragon 820 on board, but better note that there is no improvement in terms of efficiency when it comes to the latest 821 from Qualcomm over the latter. This is because they are both built using the 14nm FinFET process, although 821 will deliver higher clock speeds for both the CPU and GPU that should translate into superior gaming performance on the SoC.
The Pixel XL benchmarks further reveal that device will be running on Android Nougat 7.1 ‘out of the box’. Right now, we don’t know whether Android N 7.1 will be a major update, and if yes, what’s new that it will bring on the table. The 820 SoC is coupled with 4GB of RAM which should be more than enough to run the latest mobile OS from Google.
While last year’s Nexus devices were manufactured by LG (Nexus 5X) and Huawei (Nexus 6P), HTC will take care of this year’s Pixel models. If previous leaks are to be believed, both Pixel and Pixel XL will feature a Type-C USB. We’re also expecting to see a massive hardware upgrade especially improved camera sensors.
Currently, that is all we know about the Google Pixel. We’ll update with more details when they is available.