It’s a few days before Google hosts an event that is expected to see the Pixel and Pixel XL phones come to life and as usual, new leaks are constantly flooding the tech world as far as these devices are concerned.
The latest to come through concerns the Google Pixel XL, the Nexus 6P successor and the largest of this year’s pair. Made by HTC, the phone is expected to continue the success the Nexus 6P saw, a device that was made by little-known Huawei, a company from China. Apparently, the Taiwanese tech giant is not ready to disappoint and according to the latest Geekbench benchmarks, you will be impressed with what is in store.
Dated September 21, the benchmarks reveal that the Google Pixel XL, just like the rumors have been claiming, will come with a newer Android 7.1 Nougat OS out of the box. This is great news, especially for those who have heard of the issues that early Android 7.0 Nougat adopters experienced on their Google Nexus 6P handsets. With a new Android 7.1 OS, it is obvious that the tech giant has upped the game as well as fix the buggy parts.
Apart from coming with Android 7.1 Nougat, the Google Pixel XL will also come with a Snapdragon 820 SoC and not the rumored Snapdragon 821 SoC. This quad-core 64-bit processor will be clocked at a speed of 1.59GHz, which is the lowest clock speed. Expect a RAM of 4GB on the phone, which is what most 2016 Android flagships come with.
According to the Geekbench tests, it appears that the Google Pixel XL is a poor performer when compared to the likes of iPhone 7 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge as well as the faulty Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Where the Pixel XL manages a score of 4176 in multicore tests, the iPhone 7 Plus tops the scores with 5630 followed by the Galaxy Note 7 at 5228 while the Galaxy S7 Edge follows closely at 5213.
The Google Pixel XL is expected to be launched alongside the Pixel phone at an October 4th event.
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