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Probable Pixel 3 XL Lite has popped up on Geekbench - with 6GB of RAM

The Pixel 3 XL Lite is looking more and more real by the day. (Source: GSMArena)
The Pixel 3 XL Lite is looking more and more real by the day. (Source: GSMArena)
The possibility of mid-range counterparts for the Pixel 3 and 3 XL is the subject of much rumor and speculation at present. It is thought that these new Google phones may be powered by the Snapdragon 670 and 710 respectively. A new listing on Geekbench may have confirmed this in part.

The release of lite variants of the Pixel 3 and 3 XL has been touted as a potential event for later this year. It is thought that these two phones will look and behave much like the original versions, but also have some compromises in terms of specs and performance. For example, earlier leaks have suggested that the 'Pixel 3 XL Lite' will be powered by the Snapdragon 710. This chipset is, like the Snapdragon 845, a 10-nanometer processor, but is slower than the flagship product.

This rumor gained another boost recently, as a device called the Pixel 3 XL with this processor (under its code-name sdm710) has appeared on the Geekbench 4 database. The new phone posted a single-core score of 1805 and a multi-core score of 5790. This is not far away from scores associated with the 845, and may have been helped there by the version of Android 9 (Pie) listed in its specs. However, it probably also has much to do with the amount of RAM it has: 6GB.

No Pixel device has had this much memory before; therefore, it makes the new leak look slightly less convincing. None of the earlier leaks about the 'Pixel Lite' line have pointed to RAM spec boosts. In addition, the manufacturer of this 'Pixel 3 XL' is given as Foxconn, not Google. On the other hand, this may be an early sample made by this supplier. In addition, the possible Pixel 3 XL refresh may have this much RAM in order to cope with the app-retention problem that is strongly linked with the Pixel 3 series by now.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-01-14 (Update: 2019-01-14)