Google's Pixel XL 2 allegedly shows up on GFXBench with Snapdragon 835, tall aspect ratio


Google's next pair of flagships in the Pixel line aren't expected to come out in a while, but that doesn't mean we can't get some information about it beforehand. In fact, a listing on graphics benchmark service GFXBench's database seems to show the specs of the bigger of the two, the Pixel XL 2, in their full glory.

The first and most noticeable feature here is the unusual display size, listed as 2560 x 1312 pixels. Unless what we're looking at is an error, this would mean the device will sport a display with a taller aspect ratio. And despite it being listed as a 5.6-incher, math says the effective screen size will still be smaller than that of its predecessor.

On the inside, the device looks like it's equipped with a Snapdragon 835 SoC, coupled with 4 gigs of RAM. The internal storage is listed at 100 GB, though this metric is often wrong in benchmark tests, so what we're looking at is most probably 128 GB instead. And lastly, the cameras are listed as a 12 MP rear one and an 8 MP front-facing one.


As is usual with alleged benchmark leaks, you should take this info with a large grain of salt: a dedicated person can, in theory, fake a benchmark listing, and even if this is the real deal, what we're looking at is mostly likely just a prototype whose specs are subject to change. Still, if these turn out to be the final specs, the Pixel XL 2 could prove Google to be the next big device manufacturer ready to jump on the tall display bandwagon, for better or worse.

source: GFXBench via @rquandt

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25 Comments

1. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

Great !! Looking forward to the new age design unlike garbage old school designs like the HTC U11 and Oneplus 5. Performance will be top notch as expected.

4. Bankz

Posts: 2514; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Single 12mp camera, and 4 gig ram is adequate infact sufficient even but we got to admit that the spec sheet lacks any sort excitement.

19. vincelongman

Posts: 5653; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Camera isn't a concern Even with "only" a single 12MP camera with f/2.0 lens and no OIS, it is still is among the best cameras, it was the best at photos until the U 11 released All they have to do is add OIS and they will reclaim the best photos crown While 8GB would be great for more caching, 4GBs is plenty for optimized OSes like theirs

21. sgodsell

Posts: 7031; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Once I saw at the very top 7.1.1, then I knew it was fake, and didn't need to check anything else. Especially when all the current Nexuses and Pixels are already using 7.1.2. Plus each Nexus or Pixel has always debuted with the latest version of Android. Which even you should know, Google is already testing Android O or version 8.0.

16. sachouba

Posts: 264; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

Let's hope that this "new age design" will be a bit more "new age" than the Pixel when it came out...

18. sgodsell

Posts: 7031; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

This is fake especially when the beta version of Android Or is already out, and it's version 8.0. iPhonearena you have to do better than this.

25. ChazzMatt

Posts: 104; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Agreed. FAKE! 1) It would run at least the latest Nougat if not beta "O". 2) No 1440p. Only 1312p which is ALMOST QHD. Google isn't going to less resolution than last year's Pixel, and they aren't going to less resolution than Samsung and LG.

2. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

This would put it at a 17.56:9 or 17.5:9 aspect ratio. I'm really not a fan of tall phones but I'm very glad it's not as bad as Samsung's 18.5:9 ratio. I have the Galaxy S8 and I really wish it didn't have this annoying long screen. I'd be much happier with 17.5 or ideally 16:9. I would definitely buy the Pixel XL2 if it meant a reduction in aspect ratio. Especially with all of this minimal bezel talk that's going on.

5. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

I have no issue with the S8's aspect ratio..... actually I prefer it ..... I grab a hold of my S5 and it just feels weird.... short and fat..... even my S7 felt weird

12. bambamboogy02

Posts: 834; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

thats what she said.

20. vincelongman

Posts: 5653; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

IMO this leak is fake Its supposedly the Pixel XL 2, yet its screen is smaller than the S8 Unless if Google is make a Pixel 2 (iPhone SE/7/ZX1 Compact size), Pixel XL 2 (S8/Pixel size) and Pixel XXL 2 (Note8/Nexus6P size) Which actually be awesome

3. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Thats a weird aspect ratio 17.56:9 ... Not as tall as the best smartphone ever created : the gs8

7. Bankz

Posts: 2514; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Lol, anyway good on you though, not a bad choice.

6. Sparkxster

Posts: 1198; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Looking forward to this one! Can't wait to see the new design!

8. torr310

Posts: 1633; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Nah for me

9. JasontheVeteran

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 05, 2017

5.6" come on man! Go big or go home. 5.8" to 6" is ideal for a screen size. I'd be a buyer at a larger screen than 5.6".. I'm still using my Nexus 6, which still an excellent phone today. I'll wait for the Note 8 complete specs before I decide to upgrade.

24. ChazzMatt

Posts: 104; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Nexus 6 was too big, so I bought the 5.2" size Motorola released as the Moto XT1225.

10. Stranger

Posts: 73; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

It should be running android 8.0 not 7.1.1

13. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"It should be running android 8.0 not 7.1.1". That depends on whether Android 8 was completed and a available when Google had begun development of the Pixel 2.

11. newbey123

Posts: 699; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Hopefully the Taimen version will be bigger than 5.6", because that's not really that big.

14. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

If it looks as sexy or sexier than the G6 I would have no choice but to buy it. Not sure I can justify having so many phones though. lol

15. jove39

Posts: 2143; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

2:1.025 aspect ratio...what the hell are you doing google? Why can't you go with 2560x1280 resolution...proper 2:1 or 2560x1440 resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio. What are you gaining with extra 32 pixels on side? This is a mobile screen apocalypse with f###ing weird aspect ratios in every phone.

23. ChazzMatt

Posts: 104; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Don't worrry, it's fake.

17. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

This is false. It wouldn't be running on Android 7.1.1

22. ChazzMatt

Posts: 104; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

FAKE! 1) It would run at least the latest Nougat if not beta "O". 2) No 1440p. Only 1312p which is ALMOST QHD. Google isn't going to less resolution than last year's Pixel, and they aren't going to less resolution than Samsung and LG.

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