It is a well-known fact that Google is working on three Pixel smartphones codenamed as Walleye, Muskie and Taimen. Though Walleye and Muskie were reported to be the direct successor of the Pixel and Pixel XL, little was known about ‘Taimen’. However, the latest report hints that Google has discarded Muskie in favour of larger ‘Taimen’ device.
According to a report by Android Police, Google has scrapped the Pixel XL 2 (codenamed Muskie), which was the successor of the Google Pixel XL. This means that Google will still be releasing two Pixel smartphones, one of them will be Pixel 2 codenamed ‘Walleye’, which is reported to sport a similar 5.0-inch screen and the larger phone will be codenamed as Taimen, though little is known about the screen size at the moment.
Previously, Taimen was also spotted on Geekbench, which reveal some of its key specifications. The listing reveals a model name as Taimen, which further strengthens the rumour about the third Pixel phone, which is reported to feature a much larger display than the other two upcoming Pixel smartphones. The listing further reveals that the device comes loaded with an octa-core Qualcomm CPU clocked at 1.90GHz, which could be none other than Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor.
Other than this, the smartphone runs on the yet-to-be-announced Android O operating system and will pack a 4GB of RAM. Further, the leak shows 1804 score in the single-score test, while the multi-core test resulted in a score of 6248. To give a better perspective, Samsung Galaxy S8 scored 1945 score in the single-core test, while Galaxy S8+ got a 1938 score. The multi-core test for Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ resulted in a score of 6175 and 6338 respectively.