Google Pixel 3 Lite XL could come with Snapdragon 710 and a surprising RAM count
Of course, the exact price points of the two unreleased mid-rangers remain under wraps for the time being, but with Snapdragon 670 processing power in tow, they’re clearly unlikely to cost a fortune.
Then again, a newly surfaced benchmark appears to suggest the Pixel 3 Lite XL will be faster than previously anticipated. The January 13 Geekbench log lists the model of this new device as “Foxconn Pixel 3 XL”, which is obviously not the phone’s official name.
Foxconn, by the way, is the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer, already handling Pixel 3 and 3 XL production in addition to the assembly of a big chunk of Apple’s new iPhones and many other devices for various top brands.
The Taiwan-based company could next be in charge of making the Pixel 3 Lite XL happen with a Snapdragon 710 SoC and 6GB RAM. As the name suggests, that’s a better processor than the Snapdragon 670, powering solid upper mid-range devices like the Samsung Galaxy A8s and Nokia X7.
At the same time, it goes without saying it’s no match for the Snapdragon 845 chipset found inside the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. But oddly enough, the two existing Pixel 3 versions share 4 gigs of RAM while the Pixel 3 Lite XL could make the jump to a full 6GB memory.
That’s... certainly unusual, although we do have to point out Geekbench data can be incredibly easy to manipulate. But if this is not a pre-release Pixel 3 Lite XL prototype running unpolished Android 9.0 Pie software, what is it?