Earlier this month, an FCC filing hinted at 5G connectivity for the upcoming Google Pixel 4 lineup but those rumors were shushed when conflicting information cropped up. Interestingly, a model going by the name Pixel 4 XL 5G has now been spotted on not one, but two benchmarks, igniting the possibility of support for the next generation of cellular connection again.
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Before we get on with the benchmark scores, there are a couple of important things to note. First up, the listing shows that the Pixel 4 XL 5G will have 8GB of RAM, which is double the RAM the previous Pixel 3 range shipped with. Most rumors so far regarding the upcoming Pixel handsets have pointed at 6GB of RAM, but given that 5G will be much faster than 4G, more memory perhaps make sense to elevate the experience further.
The listing also says that the phone will be underpinned by the sm8150, and we believe that it could most likely be the Snapdragon 855. It goes without saying that the phone in question is running the latest version of Android. In Geekbench 5, the Pixel 4 XL 5G achieved a single-core score of 761 and a multi-core score of 2362. The same device has also been spotted on Geekbench 4, obtaining results that are in-line with phones fueled by a Snapdragon 855. Although these aren’t really range-topping scores, it’s better not to read too much into them as benchmark scores can be gamed easily.
Earlier, when four Google devices hit the FCC, media outlets were quick to note that the search giant asked for a band of 5G connectivity. However, later on, it turned out that the company’s Project Soli also works on the same mmWave wireless technology. Although 5G has gone live in some regions, including the U.S., connectivity is still largely limited and thus it wouldn’t make much sense for Google to release the Pixel 4 XL 5G this year, or the smaller version for that matter. As for Soli, this is a sensing technology that will allow users to get things done without physically touching the display.
The new Pixel 4 lineup will reportedly be presented on October 15 and it’s only then we will find out if the alleged Pixel 4 XL 5G actually exists. Till then, stay tuned for more coverage from outside.
Update: Benchmark is most likely fake.
News Source: Geekbench