Google Pixel XL Benchmark Shows 4GB RAM, Android 7.1 And More
Soon, 2016 will be over and we'll be ready to welcome 2017. There aren't many flagship smartphones that are left for launch this year. Apart from Google's Pixel and Pixel XL devices, the flagship cycle for this year has come to its end. It's also seen a fair share of controversy so far. Not only did Apple once again hold its hand with upgrades on the iPhone, Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 has also become the center of a major 'explosion' controversy. Today, some more benchmarks of the Google Pixel XL have surfaced. Take a look at them below.
Google's Pixel XL Surfaces On GeekBench Once Again Showing 4GB Of RAM
The processor on Google's upcoming Pixel lineup has seen a lot of confusion so far. A lot of sources have mentioned the Snapdragon 821 for the device, yet we continue to see claims of the 820 also making it to the rumor mill. Logic, and credible sources suggest the Snapdragon 821 for the Pixel and Pixel XL. After all, the 821 is the better performing processor out of the two and it would be counterproductive for Google/HTC to use the 820 on their premium devices.
Today's benchmark listing for the Google Pixel XL shows the device with a quad core Qualcomm processor clocked at 1.59GHz. It isn't sure whether we're witnessing the Snapdragon 820 or the 821. Benchmark applications haven't been that accurate with identifying Qualcomm's premium hardware, so your guess is as god as ourse for the time being. That being said, the Snapdragon 821 should make it on board the Pixel lineup, for reasons mentioned above.
The device is also listed with 4GB of RAM and Android 7.1. This year's smartphone launches by One Mountain View are rumored to feature a much different approach. Not only will they mark the end of the Nexus lineup, but Google will also focus towards marketing them as a premium smartphone lineup. They will resemble the iPhone and Galaxy lineup in terms of branding and features.
To that end, the pair won't run stock Android either. Sources have suggested that the Pixel and Pixel XL will feature operating system modifications of their own. It's the first time Google's taking such a step with its smartphones. It should spell out their fate in the market. Rumors suggest an October 4th launch for the Pixel and Pixel XL. We'll be on the lookout for more information. Till then, stay tuned and let us know what you think in the comments section below.