Google Pixel Fold: Leaked Geekbench listing confirms Google Tensor G2 and 12 GB RAM for Google Felix prototype
Google’s first foldable is fast approaching, with the company now thought to be developing the device under the codename ‘Felix’, having abandoned its ‘Passport’ prototype some months ago. While Google has not confirmed any Pixel Fold details yet, FrontPageTech leaked launch pricing, a release date and several specifications last month. Google code has also outlined other Pixel Fold-related tidbits too, such as its camera and display hardware.
Now, the ‘Google Felix’ has appeared on Geekbench, some five months or so before its rumoured introduction. As expected, the Pixel Fold runs Android 13, as well as the Google Tensor G2 chipset. Geekbench does not refer to the latter by name, but the two ARM Cortex-X1, two Cortex-A78 and four Cortex-A55 CPU cores clocked at 2.85 GHz, 2.35 GHz and 1.8 GHz respectively reveal it to be Google’s latest in-house SoC. Google has developed the Pixel Fold with 12 GB of RAM too, another similarity the device shares with the Pixel 7 Pro.
In short, the Google Tensor G2 falls short of its contemporaries, although Geekbench scores do not necessarily represent sustained performance. For example, the Google Tensor G2 scores roughly a third less than the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 in both Geekbench 5 benchmarks. However, Google’s latest chipset will also compete against the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Qualcomm’s current flagship offering that will soon make its way to numerous flagship smartphones like the Galaxy S23 and Xiaomi 13 series. Based on the scores below, the Pixel Fold may fail to impress in synthetic benchmarks when it lands sometime next year, particularly when compared to Snapdragon 8 Gen 2-powered flagships.