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A possible leaked image of the Google Pixel 2. Image: Anzhuo
The Pixel smartphones will get a refresh this year as Google will launch a new range with its Android ‘O’ update. Certain speculation suggests that Google is preparing three Pixel smartphones this year, moving from the traditional two-size strategy.
The smartphone features a Qualcomm octa-core processor clocked at 1.9 GHz and there is 4 GB of RAM as well, according to the benchmark. The score is 1,804 on the single-core test and 6,248 on the multi-core test. While these are good, they are not quite extraordinary.
This means that one of the three speculated Pixel smartphones will probably not run on a Snapdragon 835. The Samsung Galaxy S8 with the Snapdragon 835 according to GSMArena scored 1,929 in single-core and 6,084 in multi-core. The same source put out a leaked benchmark score of the upcoming OnePlus 5, which is also rumored to comes with same chipset with an impressive score of 1,963 on single-core and 6,687 on multi-core.
If you noticed, the clock speed of Taimen is not the same as that of the Snapdragon 835. Now this could mean two possibilities. Firstly, it could be a mid-range processor like the Snapdragon 660, making one of the three Pixel smartphones a mid-range variant. Secondly, the benchmark could be running the tests at the lowest possible clock speed, which is a bit unlikely.