Google’s upcoming new smartphones are expected to shed the Nexus tag in favour of ‘Pixel’. One of the phones has recently been benchmarked again on Geekbench. Primate Labs, have shared the results of a device – simply mentioned on the page as the ‘Pixel’ – with its benchmark numbers. Google has been working with HTC and is building two smartphones, dubbed ‘Marlin’ and ‘Sailfish’ to be launched this year.
GeekBench 3 recent shared the benchmarks for the Google ‘Pixel’. Interestingly the benchmarked phone is running Android 7.1 Nougat on a quad-core 1.6Ghz processor Qualcomm. It features 4GB RAM and has a motherboard dubbed as ‘Marlin’. The phone scored 1659 on the Single-core test and 3951 on the multi-core test.
There are a lot of rumours and benchmark test leaks on both devices for quite some time now. It is expected that the smaller phone with a 5-inch display – Sailfish – will carry the name ‘Pixel’; while the larger device – Marlin (with its 5.5-inch display) will be called the Pixel XL.
Google Sailfish was allegedly benchmarked by Antutu and GFX Benchmark last month, which showed the phone to come with 4GB RAM and 32GB storage. The benchmark showed the phone to be running a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, coupled with an Adreno 530 chipset.
GFX Benchmark showed the phone to feature an 11MP rear camera with the capability to recording 4K video. The front camera was said to be 7MP. Early benchmarks of the device on Geekbench have shown the Sailfish to have a score of 2158 on Single-core and 5355 on Multi-core. This suggests that the recent benchmark might be of the larger device, Google Marlin, which scored 1593 on its Single-core performance and 4151 on Multi-core.
Google is expected to launch both devices in October. The company is expected to clean the look for the new devices, doing away with the camera hump that featured in the Huawei Nexus 6P. Google recently renamed its Nexus launhcer to Pixel launcher. The company has been doing away with the Nexus name completely in favour of its own range of Pixel devices.