We had just gotten the word on Qualcomm releasing the Snapdragon 836 SoC next month and it was speculated that Google’s premium Pixel smartphones would be carrying the same. Now, it seems that it is not to be with the Google Pixel XL2 reportedly leaking on GFXBench.
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) June 9, 2017
The listing on GFXBench (screenshot above) gives us a detailed breakdown of the upcoming Pixel phablets internals. The chipset powering the device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with its octa-core CPU being clocked @2.3GHz coupled with the Adreno 540 GPU. This is complemented with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. The display is getting a slight bump up as well, featuring a 5.6-inch 1312 x2560 resolution panel. On the camera front, the Pixel XL2 is shown as carrying a 12-megapixel sensor at the back capable of shooting 4K resolution video with support for autofocus, touch focus, an HDR mode coupled with a LED flash of some sort. The selfie camera up front is an 8-megapixel sensor, again capable of recording 4K video.
On the OS front, the GFXBench listing shows the device running on Android v.7.1.1, Nougat but it is most likely to hit retail with Android O onboard. Apart from all this, the Google Pixel XL2 is also likely to feature a multi GPS system compatible with various standards like A-GPS, GLONASS et al, an NFC module for communicating with compatible gadgets and enabling Android Pay, a gyroscope, so the device is capable of 360° panorama shots. Google is likely to announce its three Pixel devices later in the year, probably around October-November.
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