Google hops on the high-end bandwagon, benchmarks a 'Coral' with Snapdragon 855 and Android Q

Google hops on the high-end bandwagon, benchmarks a 'Coral' with Snapdragon 855 and Android Q
The next version of Android, 10 Q, will be announced at the usual I/O conference later in May but a Google "Coral" gear with "Android Q" is already making the rounds in a benchmarking database, complete with 2019's finest Snapdragon 855 processor.

While we don't know exactly what such a device might be, if the Geekbench entry turns out legit, there is a good chance that Google might announce it at the I/O. Does that mean it's not a Pixel phone if Google is testing it so early in advance of the Android Q conference? Is there intelligent life in the universe? 

All pressing questions and some are speculating that it has too little memory for a 2019 flagship, so it could be a Chromebook of sorts that Google might be prepping. 

While 6GB RAM may not sound impressive compared to those 12GB RAM phones announced these days, let's not forget that they are mainly by Chinese phone makers, and are at the top of their respective model lines, while the current Pixels have "only" 4GB RAM, so the 6GB amount would be a nice upgrade anyway.

Last but not least, the "Coral" device clocked decent benchmark scores commensurate with the top-shelf processor it is brandishing, so the entry is credible on that front. Now, all that is left is to figure out exactly what device Google might be testing, and hope that it is a harbinger of things to come with the 2019 Pixel portfolio.

Google hops on the high-end bandwagon, benchmarks a 'Coral' with Snapdragon 855 and Android Q

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11 Comments

1. Phonehex

Posts: 725; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Google "Coral" is not a phone, it's a Chromebook.

8. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

This could also be the Snapdragon 8cx SoC, which they are currently sampling to OEMs right now. The Qualcomm Adreno 680. Not only is it 2X faster than its previous generation, Adreno 680 is 60 percent more efficient than the GPU in the Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform. The GPU’s graphics are impressive: 2X more transistors, 2X more memory bandwidth, and the latest DX12 APIs. When working in concert, these GPU components provide premium mobile PC performance without unnecessarily compromising battery life. Can't wait to see this chip in action. Not only Google is working with these new chips, but even Microsoft is going to be using this chip in future tablets. Not to mention other OEMs will also be using these new chips.

2. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5482; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

"by Chiese phone makers" Chinese I presume ;)

10. DnB925Art

Posts: 1167; Member since: May 23, 2013

I was hoping "Cheese phone makers." LOL

3. Zylam

Posts: 1781; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

If it's a chromebook then why is it running Android? Also are we still on this Chrome OS Garbage after the embarrassing tablet they just released? Why don't they just make a proper desktop mode for Android? A Powerful Google Tablet with Android, a keyboard, Pen and a killer screen is a dream.

4. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5482; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

The Pixel Slate was an embarrassing tablet? That's not what I've read from various sources. Only the Android apps under Chrome OS need work.

5. andrewc31394

Posts: 273; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

not sure where you've been getting your info from, but every review I've seen calls the Pixel Slate a buggy mess. hope you didn't buy one lol

6. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1163; Member since: May 01, 2017

And what if he did?

7. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5482; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Weird that we have seen such different reviews on the device. And no, already own several tablets with various OSes, don't need a Chrome OS one as well.

11. AmashAziz

Posts: 2873; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

He's right. All reviews I've seen have called the Pixel slate a buggy mess

9. Techist

Posts: 311; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Good question about Android. I doubt that this is a Chromebook too.

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