Google Pixel XL is the larger model of upcoming Google smartphone. We previously reported that Google will launch their new smartphones with the name ‘Pixel’ instead of ‘Nexus’. Google’s upcoming smartphones are being manufactured by HTC this time, and they are codenames Sailfish and Marlin. Marlin is the larger display model, and it will be called Pixel XL. Google Pixel XL spotted in Geekbench and it confirms that the device will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, with 4GB of RAM. The two devices are expected to have similar specifications. The Sailfish smartphone will have a 5-inch Full HD display and the Marlin will have a 5.5 inch QHD display. Geekbench also lists the device to be running Android NMR1, which stands for Android Nougat Manufacturer Release 1. The two devices will not be running stock android, instead it will come with a tweaked version with additional software.
Details of Pixel XL spotted on Geekbench
The two devices are tipped to be officially announced on October 4 along with the new Chromecast and a new Daydream capable VR headset. The new Chromecast is expected ti support 4K video streaming, and it could be called the Chromecast Plus or Chromecast Ultra. The VR headset will have a plastic build, and it may be called the Daydream View.