Google has allegedly dropped the ‘Nexus’ line up and this year it is expected to announce a new series called Pixel under which it is planning to launch two devices this year – Pixel and Pixel XL. Both will be launched on October 4, 2016 and HTC is reportedly manufacturing the devices. Meanwhile, the Google Pixel XL smartphone has been spotted on GeekBench benchmarking website.
In the GeekBench listing, the Google Pixel XL got 1593 points in single-core test and in muli-core test it received 4151 points. As per the listing on Geekbench, the Google Pixel XL has 4GB RAM and Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 1.59 GHz quad core processor. As per the listing, the handset will running on Android Nougat Maintenance Release 1 (NMR1) which means that it is based on the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system.
As per earlier rumors, Pixel XL, previously known as HTC Nexus Marlin will have a 5.5-inch QHD display, quad-core Qualcomm processor, 4GB RAM, 32 or 128GB of storage, and a 3,450 mAh battery. It is expected to have a 12 megapixel rear camera and an 8 megapixel front camera. Besides, the HTC Marlin is said to have a fingerprint scanner on the back, bottom speakers, Bluetooth 4.2 and a Type C USB port.
The devices were earlier called as Nexus Sailfish and Nexus Marlin. It is currently not known why Google wants to change the name of the series. There are not much information about the new series’ focus. However, we are expecting more information to emerge in the coming days. So keep checking The Mobile Indian.
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