Update on 16th September 2019: The Geekbench listing of the Google Pixel 4 XL 5G turned out to be fake. The listing with a fake name was created by XDADevs team using the ASUS Zenfone 6 device. Anyways, our view on Google going for 5G connectivity and 8GB of RAM is skeptical anytime.
Google is expected to launch the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL next month. As we get closer to launch, more details about the devices are surfacing on the web. Google seems to be making a big bet on its Pixel phone series by including high-end specs. To make it clear, the Google Pixel 4 XL has just surfaced on the Geekbench v5 listing, revealing an unexpected specification of the device.
Google Pixel 4 XL Geekbench Listing Details
The Geekbench listing suggests that the Pixel 4 XL will come in an 8GB RAM version and will equip 5G. Listed in the name of “Google Pixel 4 XL 5G”, the device is equipped with sm8150 (could be Snapdragon 855/855+) processor, runs Android 10 out of the box. Regarding the scores, the single-core scores (761) are nearly at par with the competitors like OnePlus 7 Pro, but in the multi-core score (2326) department, the device lags a bit compared to the competitors.
If we look at the older Pixel devices released so far, Google did not include higher RAM and storage in them but stuck to mere 4GB RAM and up to 128GB storage. If the Geekbench listing goes real, the Pixel 4 XL will be the company’s first smartphone to sport an 8GB RAM and probably at least 256GB of internal storage.
Will Google Equip 5G on Pixel 4 XL?
The recent FCC listing points to four Pixel 4 models – G020I, G020J, G020K, G020L. Though the listing at FCC does not reveal much about the devices, it seems Google has requested a new frequency band that is similar to 5G networks. Things are unclear at that time as Google’s Project Soli (which will feature in Pixel 4) also requires a similar frequency band. But with the new Geekbench listing, the 5G support on the Pixel 4 XL came to limelight again.
It is very much too early to confirm any details about Pixel 4 through the Geekbench listing. Going by previous experiences, Google will most likely not stay at par with the competition prevailing in the industry. Till we know anything officially from Google itself, let us take this info with a pinch of salt.