Google Pixel XL spotted in benchmak with Android 7.1 Nougat, 4GB RAM
It looks like the slightly larger Pixel smartphone, also known as Marlin, has been spotted at Geekbench. If you've been following our news, then you already know that this is not the first time that the Pixel XL shows up at Geekbench.
Once again, the listing confirms that the Pixel XL will pack 4GB of RAM. Also, for the first time, it mentions the smartphone will ship with Android 7.1 Nougat right out of the box. The new iteration is supposed to bring a few new features into the mix (Google Daydream VR support), along with some improvements and bug fixes.
Unfortunately, there aren't any new information about the phone's chipset. Previous rumors suggest both Pixel smartphones will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 821 processor, while other claim they will come with Snapdragon 820 CPUs on board. What we do know is the Pixel XL's CPU features 4 cores clocked at 1.59GHz.
It remains to be seen which SoC Google will adopt for its new Pixel family, but either way they should be powerful enough to be included among the this year's flagship smartphones.
It's also worth mentioning that the standard Pixel model will come with a 5.2-inch display, whereas the Pixel XL will sport a slightly larger 5.5-inch display.
Google is expected to announce both the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones on October 4. In fact, they might be available for pre-order on the same day, if we are to believe previous claims.