Andy Rubin's upcoming handset is benchmarked on Geekbench revealing some specs?

Andy Rubin's upcoming handset is benchmarked on Geekbench revealing some specs?
Just yesterday, we told you that the "Father of Android," Andy Rubin, will be producing a brand new smartphone for a company called Essential Products Inc. This is a small company made up of 40 employees, many of whom previously toiled for Apple, Samsung and Google. The device certainly sounds intriguing as it is said to include a large edge-to-edge display and flagship-type specs. The idea is to take on the Apple iPhone, Samsung's Galaxy S line and Google's Pixel handsets. While one prototype reportedly carries a 5.5-inch display, Essentials is also rumored to be testing a feature similar to Apple's 3D Touch.

Rubin's new device might have been benchmarked on Geekbench last month. A model called the Essential FIH-PM1 was submitted for testing, and the results showed that the phone has Android 7.0 pre-installed. That might surprise some who were expecting Rubin to debut a brand new platform. Carrying an octa-core CPU (running at 1.9GHz for the test), the handset is driven by the Snapdragon 835 chipset. The unit appeared for the benchmark testing with 4GB of RAM inside.

There is talk that a proprietary port will allow some modular capabilities. There is talk about contract manufacturer Foxconn assembling the device (hence the 'FIH' in the model name for Foxconn International Holdings), which could be released in the middle of this year. Oh, we almost forgot to mention that the single-core score was 1844 with a 5426 multi-core score.

Lightning struck once for Rubin as his Android operating system is now the leading mobile OS in the world. Will he pull off another mega-success with this new phone? It should be interesting to find out.

source: Geekbench via (translated)

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