Google’s upcoming ‘Marlin’ smartphone benchmarked on Geekbench

Google's upcoming Nexus device, Marlin, has allegedly been benchmarked on Geekbench 4

By: Tech Desk | Updated: September 5, 2016 2:27 pm
Google, Google Nexus, Google Marlin, Android Nougat, Google Marlin benchmark, Google Marlin specs, Google Nexus Marlin, Google Sailfish, new nexus phone, Google sailfish benchmark, HTC nexus, smartphone, technology, technology news Google Marlin will feature 4GB RAM, and come with a Qualcomm processor with four cores clocked at 1.59GHz

Google’s upcoming Nexus or Pixel device, Marlin, has allegedly been benchmarked on Geekbench. The device has been tested to have 4GB RAM, and come with a Qualcomm 820 processor with four cores clocked at 1.59GHz. The benchmark review page carries a date stamp of August 31 for the test.

Google Marlin is going to feature Android 7.0 ‘Nougat’ out of the box. The phone scored 1593 on its single-core performance, and 4151 on the Multi-core one.

Benchmark for Google’s second Nexus device, Sailfish were spotted on GFXBenchmark and Antutu last month. The phone is said to feature 4GB RAM coupled with 32GB ROM. According to the benchmarks, it will run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor (clocked at 2.1GHz), with an Adreno 530 GPU. Sailfish in its benchmark scored 2158 on Single-core, and 5355 on Multi-core.

Sailfish benchmark report also showed the phone will feature an 11MP rear camera capable of 4K video recording – the front camera will be 7MP. The Antutu benchmark showed that the phone will be running a 1920×1080 full-HD display.

Both of the Nexus devices are being developed by HTC, and were first reported to be in development in July 2016. The company will likely announce the launch of both devices sometime in October. Both Nexus devices were rumoured to share the same specifications (with only a difference in display size), but benchmark leaks say otherwise. HTC Sailfish might just be a more powerful device compared to Marlin.

Google to launch Pixel, Pixel XL smartphones on Oct 4

Google started rolling out Android Nougat late last month, with the OS available for Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9 tablet and Pixel C. The biggest features for the new OS are split-screen mutitasking and an improvement in notifications.

Ealier reports suggest Google might be ready to do away with the ‘Nexus’ moniker altogether. This means that both HTC devices might be featuring a Google branding on the back instead.