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Google Pixel XL AKA HTC Marlin Shows Up On Geekbench, Confirms Dropped Nexus Name, Snapdragon 820 And 4 GB RAM

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The upcoming Google Pixel XL or HTC Marlin has been making rounds on the internet, and this time around, it paid a visit to Geekbench, confirming what it's going to pack in and that it's dropping the familiar Nexus moniker.

Going straight to the juicy details, the results show that the 5.5-inch smartphone will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and 4 GB of RAM. That setup is sort of a standard for this year's line of flagships such as the OnePlus 3 and HTC 10, and it's more than capable of running most apps and games nowadays without a hitch.

Thanks to that, it scored 1,593 on the single-core test and 4,151 on the multi-core one. Needless to say, it shouldn't have problems delivering a smooth and performance-driven experience.

Another interesting but expected bit is the OS, as the results reveal the code Android NMR1. That means the Google Pixel XL will run on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. That shouldn't come as much of a surprise since the Nexus handsets launch with the latest Android version right off the bat.

However, the Google-branded mobile won't be the first to roll out with Nougat, as the new LG V20 is set to hit the shelves with the OS running from the get-go.

For a little background, there are two Pixel smartphones in tow. Other than the device in question, the other sibling is none other than the 5.0-inch Google Pixel, also known as Sailfish.

They are expected to hold back users by $449 and $559 for the 32 GB variants of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL respectively, according to a recent leak. As for when they'll make an appearance, the Mountain View company is expected to take the wraps off them on Oct. 4 along with Chromecast with 4K support and Daydream VR Viewer, to name a few.

To boil things down, the Google Pixel XL is a phablet that likely won't disappoint, and the Geekbench findings just corroborate that. At any rate, the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P successors are well under way, and the news surrounding the two are starting to crop up nicely, providing anticipated info for fans everywhere.

Are you as excited as we are of the love child between Google and HTC that is the Pixel XL? If so, feel free to drop by our comments section below and let us know what you think of it so far.

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