Towards the end of last month, a leaked Google AOSP code revealed some interesting details regarding the possible Google Pixel phones’ successors.
According to the code, Google is working on three devices that will allegedly succeed the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. We know that the two Pixel phones will be replaced by the end of this year and in fact, a previous Android Police discovery had pointed out that the Pixel phones will be replaced by devices codenamed Walleye and Muskie.
When the AOSP code leaked a few weeks ago, a third device entered the frame – a device known as Taimen. At the time, the code suggested that the three devices – Walleye, Muskie and Taimen – will all be powered by the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. Well, this is not news in any case since Google already made its intentions clear that it will now be part of the flagship family, which includes Apple and Samsung, among others.
Now, according to a new development, the Google Taimen has just been benchmarked on Geekbench and so far, the listing adds more weight to the AOSP code. From the listing, we can deduce that the Taimen will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor clocked at 1.9GHz and this will then be paired with a 4GB RAM. In terms of software, the yet-to-be-identified device, which rumors have suggested that it could be the Google Nexus 7 successor, runs on the upcoming Android O, just as expected.
From the benchmarks, the Google Taimen has a single-core score of 1804 and a multi-core score of 6248, which adds even more weight to the fact that this is a Snapdragon 835. For comparison purposes, the Snapdragon 835 variant of the Galaxy S8+ has recorded a single-core score of 1929 and a multi-core score of 6084.
In short, what Google is working on could be even much better and faster than the Galaxy S8 in terms of performance and given that it’ll be backed by pure Android O OS, you can expect a deserved Google Nexus 7 tablet successor – if at all the Taimen is indeed a tablet.