Google has been in news for having two more Pixel 3 smartphones under production for quite some time now. And with each new report that surfaces online, the more credible this information seems to be. And now, the benchmark score of a new smartphone in the Pixel series has surfaced online on Geekbench and it reveals some of the key specifications of the device. The listing makes it look like the first ever pure-play mid-range smartphone from Google’s Pixel series.
On Geekbench, a listing under the name of Foxconn Pixel 2 XL comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor and is backed by 6GB of RAM. Various media reports suggest that this smartphone could be the mid-range Lite Pixel variant by Google.
However, we should also mention that this defies the report that suggested that Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 Lite XL smartphones will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 670 processor and not have as much as 6GB of RAM. It is also worth noticing that the names of the smartphones have not been confirmed as yet.
Coming back to the listing, with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 710 SoC, Google’s upcoming smartphone would be more affordable than the current Pixel models, and the plus point is that we’ll get this without compromising too much on the processing power of the device.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 710 is primarily used in mid-range handsets like the Nokia 8.1 Plus. However, what is interesting is that in spite of the smartphone being powered by a processor that is not as high-end as the one that powers the current Pixel devices, the upcoming smartphone will come with a bigger RAM. While the current Pixel smartphones have 4GB of RAM, the upcoming handset is shown to have 6GB of RAM.
The Geekbench listing also shows the single-core and multi-core scores of the smartphone, which are 1805 and 5790 respectively. We should also mention that Foxconn, which is best known for manufacturing iPhones, is handling the production of Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones. If this listing is indeed correct, we expect Foxconn to even produce the upcoming Pixel smartphone by Google.
Image courtesy: Geekbench
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American country music legend Kenny Rogers has died aged 81.
A family representative said he “passed away peacefully at home from natural causes”.
Rogers topped pop and country charts during the
1970s and 1980s, and won three Grammy awards.
Known for his husky voice and ballads including The Gambler, Lucille and Coward Of The County,
his career spanned more than six decades.
He once summed up his popularity by explaining that he believed his
songs “say what every man wants to say and that every woman wants to hear”.
After growing up in poverty on a federal housing estate in Houston, Texas,
Rogers began recording. with a string of bands, including Kenny Rogers and
the First Edition, before launching his solo career in 1976.
Kenny Rogers prepares to hang up his microphone
He was never a favourite of music critics, but became one of the most successful
pop-country crossover acts of all time, and the 10th best-selling male artist in US
history in terms of album sales.
He collaborated with other country music legends during
his career, including Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson.