Google’s Pixel XL (or Nexus Marlin) is spotted in Geekbench in a benchmark listing, according to the benchmark the Pixel XL came out with a single-core score of 1659 and a multi-core score of 3951. The Pixel XL Benchmark shows the device will be running on Android 7.1 Nougat with 4GB of RAM. It was expected from the previous leaks that the Pixel smartphones will come with the Android 7.1 Nougat rather than the 7.0 Nougat. Yet, there is no official confirmation from Google or HTC regarding any of these. We will have to wait till the official launch to confirm if this is true.
Pixel XL Benchmark
The benchmark also shows labelled the device as Google Pixel with the name Marlin labelled under the “motherboard” category which would suggest that this is the Pixel XL and not the Pixel. The Pixel smartphone is codenamed Sailfish and Pixel XL is codenamed Marlin. This listing also shows the phone is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm chip that is clocked at 1.59GHz. But it doesn’t reveal which version of Qualcomm chip is used here. Google should be using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor; other speculations say it might come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 821.
There were no official renders of the phone yet, but the mocked up renders reveal a lot about the design and less about the hardware. It is expected that Google will officially announce both devices on October 4th.