Google announced the Huawei-made Nexus 6P and LG made Nexus 5X in September last year, and this year’s Nexus devices are rumored to be made by HTC. However, that seemingly isn’t stopping Huawei from launching a refreshed variant of the Nexus 6P running on the latest and slightly faster hardware. A new Nexus 6P variant was recently spotted on Geekbench benchmark listing, which reveals its key specifications and features. Also Read - UEFA Euro 2020: Colourful Google Doodle kicks off European Football Championship
The benchmark results show the device name as ‘Google Nexus 6P’ powered by Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor clocked at 1.59GHz and paired with 4GB of RAM. The device is spotted running on Android N OS (via PhoneRadar). In the test, the yet to be released device has logged a score of 2,115 and 4,903 in single-core and multi-core tests. Also Read - Android 12 beta 2 rolling out: New privacy features, tweaked design and more
Now, here comes the twist. The Geekbench results also show the motherboard name as ‘marlin.’ For those unaware, Google’s Nexus devices have codename after a fish. With rumors floating that HTC will out two Nexus devices this year – M1 (or Marlin) and S1 (or Sailfish), it could just be HTC’s Nexus smartphone with a dummy model number for the time being. Also Read - Sundar Pichai: 5 interesting facts about Google CEO you never heard before
However, Huawei launching a refreshed Nexus 6P won’t be out of the ordinary. In the past, Asus made the Nexus 7 in 2012, and launched a refreshed Nexus 7 (2013) a year later.