Mystery Google Pixel 2 "Taimen" model appears on Geekbench running Android O

Mystery Google Pixel 2
Google's first time designing brand new smartphones proved to be a big success for the Alphabet division. There are many Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL users out there who will tell you that the pair were easily the best Android phones for 2016, topping the competition such as the Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, LG G5, Moto Z Force and others. Naturally, Google is returning to the flagship market with sequels that will be manufactured once again by HTC.

There has been talk of three new Pixel models for 2017. As usual, Google looked to the ocean for the code names it is using on these phones. The Pixel 2 has a code name of Muskie, while the larger Pixel 2 XL is dubbed Walleye. And then there is a third unit with the code name of Taimen.

This is the model that appeared today on the Geekbench benchmark site. Running on Android O, the next build of the open source OS, the phone was tested with the Snapdragon 835 chipset under the hood, running the octa-core CPU at a clock speed of 1.9GHz. The single-core test resulted in a score of 1804 while the multi-core score hit 6248.

The Pixel and Pixel XL were introduced and launched last October, so we could be months away from seeing the sequels meet the light of day. And of course, there is this mystery Taimen model that will apparently turn the duo of Pixels into a trio this year.


source: Geekbench via MySmartPrice

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23 Comments

1. newbey123

Posts: 701; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

As long as this version is 5.8' or bigger, this will be my next phone.

2. middlehead

Posts: 456; Member since: May 12, 2014

Why would you want a phone nearly six feet across?

4. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Lmao... you made me spill coffee on my lap!

12. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 652; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Hopefully now the world will be spared of your children.

13. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Too late, chump! Already having one (possibly several) in the coming months!

15. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 652; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Who's the baby daddy? I'll be keeping a lookout on the Maury show...

16. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Sorry, what's the Maury show? Not as American as I'd like to be.

17. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 652; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

18. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Oh my...

21. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Similar to Jerry Springer.

5. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

The pixel xl is as large as my nexus 6 o.g with a smaller screen..... That's why I bought the Note 7... Note, 8 will be my next phone.

19. Bankz

Posts: 2543; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

As large as a nexus 6? U know thats a flat out lie.

7. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 550; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Should be 6 inch phone.

11. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

6.2" will be even better!

8. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

The pixel xl is as large as my nexus 6 o.g with a smaller screen..... That's why I bought the Note 7... Note, 8 will be my next phone.

20. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Maybe height wise, but it's over a 1/4" narrower, and that's what makes the biggest difference in one handed usability.

10. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Hahaha... Stop!.. hahaha

14. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

5.8' = 69.6 Inches... I don't know about you; but that's 'big arse TV' territory... You must be a giant from "Brobdingnagian" (Not a typo)... What is Brobdingnagian, you ask...? Come-on little ones, never read Gulliver's Travels, eh...? Anyhow, I wonder what Android 'O' will be called... Anyone...? If it was up to me; I'd name it "Android Omelet"... "Omelet With sugar on top", if it must be something sweet... I'm just so sick of those bloody desert names... Mere mention of Android gives me a sugar rush now... Like... Right now...! I mean; notice this post's wiggly giggly pattern...! Oh well, eh? G'Day!

3. program1

Posts: 1; Member since: May 11, 2017

The Muskie and Walleye are fresh water fish. They are also much smaller than the other fish used for code names. [Mako, Hammerhead, Shamu, Bullhead, Angler, Sailfish, Marlin] I doubt it means anything though. But who knows.

23. Tommikke

Posts: 69; Member since: Nov 21, 2015

So is taimen. It's finnish word that means a trout.

6. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 550; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

For a 6 inch display having 16:9 aspect ratio we require a display screen with width 133 mm & height 75 mm.So,Yes a 6 inch display can be fitted in a 5.5 inch phone.

9. markobarko

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

great camera, quality made but those bezels, hope they get them right this year.

22. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

HTC again? Okay. Unless Google apes the GS8 or the LG G6, the GS8 is going to be the phone of the year easily.

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