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

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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.

Third, mystery Pixel 2 model appears on Geekbench

Third, mystery Pixel 2 model appears on Geekbench


source: Geekbench via MySmartPrice

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posted on 11 May 2017, 10:22 2

1. newbey123 (Posts: 639; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)


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

posted on 11 May 2017, 10:24 19

2. middlehead (Posts: 168; Member since: 12 May 2014)


Why would you want a phone nearly six feet across?

posted on 11 May 2017, 10:26 5

4. kiko007 (Posts: 5436; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


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

posted on 11 May 2017, 10:59 2

12. PHYCLOPSH (Posts: 543; Member since: 28 Jun 2014)


Hopefully now the world will be spared of your children.

posted on 11 May 2017, 11:08

13. kiko007 (Posts: 5436; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


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

posted on 11 May 2017, 11:48

15. PHYCLOPSH (Posts: 543; Member since: 28 Jun 2014)


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

posted on 11 May 2017, 11:53

16. kiko007 (Posts: 5436; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


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

posted on 11 May 2017, 11:58

17. PHYCLOPSH (Posts: 543; Member since: 28 Jun 2014)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqiWnI1ZmBI

posted on 11 May 2017, 11:59

18. kiko007 (Posts: 5436; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


Oh my...

posted on 11 May 2017, 13:36

21. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4786; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Similar to Jerry Springer.

posted on 11 May 2017, 10:29 3

5. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 1298; Member since: 09 Mar 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.

posted on 11 May 2017, 12:19

19. Bankz (Posts: 2023; Member since: 08 Apr 2016)


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

posted on 11 May 2017, 10:34 1

7. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 418; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Should be 6 inch phone.

posted on 11 May 2017, 10:52 2

11. trojan_horse (Posts: 5018; Member since: 06 May 2016)


6.2" will be even better!

posted on 11 May 2017, 10:35 1

8. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 1298; Member since: 09 Mar 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.

posted on 11 May 2017, 13:34

20. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4786; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


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

posted on 11 May 2017, 10:50

10. MartyK (Posts: 949; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


Hahaha... Stop!.. hahaha

posted on 11 May 2017, 11:15

14. GreenMan (Posts: 1828; Member since: 09 Nov 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!

posted on 11 May 2017, 10:26 2

3. program1 (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 May 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.

posted on 12 May 2017, 01:21

23. Tommikke (Posts: 43; Member since: 21 Nov 2015)


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

posted on 11 May 2017, 10:33

6. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 418; Member since: 23 Feb 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.

posted on 11 May 2017, 10:45

9. markobarko (Posts: 112; Member since: 09 Oct 2016)


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

posted on 11 May 2017, 23:58

22. omnitech (Posts: 902; Member since: 28 Sep 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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