A Google Pixel 3 XL benchmark has been spotted on Geekbench, and it reveals that the phone will run on Android 9, which of course is Android P. That isn’t remotely surprising, but it does tell us a bit about the phone’s hardware.
If you notice the picture of the Pixel 3 XL benchmark closely, you can see that the motherboard’s name is Crosshatch. That is actually the codename of the device, which is likely named after the Crosshatch Trigger fish. Previous leaks have hinted that, and also the codename of the Pixel 3, which is Blueline. In case you aren’t aware, Google has always named its devices after fishes, right from the good old Nexus days. This naming tradition has not changed with the Pixel devices.
So, what is the processor in the device? Considering that Qualcomm is mentioned in the processor section, and that the chipset has 8 cores, and is based on the ARM architecture, it is more than likely that the phone will be powered by Qualcomm’s current processor, the Snapdragon 845. The Pixel 3 XL benchmark tells us that the frequency the chipset will be clocked at is 1.77 GHz.
The Pixel 3 XL benchmark page shows that the phone will have 3538MB of RAM, which can be taken as 4GB RAM. While other OEMs have moved on to 6GB and even 8GB of memory, Google seems to stick with 4GB, and to be honest, we think it is a sensible decision.
None of the other specs are mentioned on Geekbench, but we know thanks to previous leaks, that the Pixel 3 XL will have a notch display with dual selfie cameras and a single rear camera.
Pixel 3 XL benchmark scores
Now, let’s take a look at the actual scores from the Pixel 3 XL benchmark. The device scored 2426 points in single-score tests, and 8355 in multi-core tests. The memory score of the device, was only 2410 though.
Does this Pixel 3 XL benchmark mean that Google will launch the phone sooner than usual? We can only speculate.