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Google Pixel 3 XL’s stats leak on Geekbench, but contain few surprises

An entry that appears to show off the upcoming Google Pixel 3‘s features has leaked on Geekbench. Although you should always take leaks like this with a pinch of salt, the figures suggest the upcoming handset will come packing 4GB of RAM, Android 9 (aka Android P), and will feature an 8-core processor.

These specs (reported by WCCFTech) combine to offer a single-core score of 2426 and a multi-core score of 8355, which is a pretty hefty boost over the Pixel 2 XL‘s 1845/6185, and puts it amongst the fastest Android handsets around, including the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (2244/8101) and OnePlus 6 (2424/8910).

That said, bear in mind that this leak almost certainly comes from a handset running pre-release software, which could end up being very different from what’s eventually released — and that’s if the leak is legitimate in the first place.

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There’s little else that’s too surprising here. As a flagship Google device, the handset will obviously run the latest version of Android, and featuring Qualcomm’s latest CPU flagship is also fairly typical.

The one spec we’ve seen some debate around is RAM, with some expressing disappointment that Google wouldn’t opt for 6GB or even 8GB.

But the thing that’s intrigued us most about the upcoming handsets is actually the external appearance of the device. At the moment, Google is expected to embrace the notch for the XL version of the Pixel 3, while the standard-sized model of the phone is said to feature a more traditional-looking display.

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There’s also some debate about whether or not it will feature a dual camera setup. The current rumours suggest it won’t.

Google tends to announce its flagship handsets in October, so we’ve still got a little while to wait until we can confirm the status of these reports ourselves.

What specs would you like to see from a flagship handset in 2018? Let us know @TrustedReviews.

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