Google’s ‘Taimen’ Emerges on Geekbench, Features Android O

Earlier there were reports of a leaked documents revealing the codenames of Google’s next major devices –  “Walleye” and “Muskie.” Google has been used to naming or codenaming after marine lives and both  “Walleye” and “Muskie” – both are basically freshwater fish. Now we have reports of another Google smartphone named Taimen that has emerged online on Geekbench. We can spot a handful of features in the handset that is pretty exciting, to say the least.

Google's 'Taimen'
Google’s ‘Taimen.’

As per IBTimes, Taimen is set to be the biggest variant of the rumors three Google smartphones. It’ll come with a large screen. Moreover, there are reports that the handset is will not really be an extension of Pixel or the Nexus line-up, but will be a standalone device that’ll perhaps start a line of new smartphones. That remains to be seen but right now that only thing that we know about the Taimen is that it’ll come with a 4GB RAM like that of the present Google flagship devices and that it’ll run Android O.

Although the new listing doesn’t reveal much about the processor, earlier rumors had suggested that Taimen will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 quad-core processor. But if the handset is supposed to come with Android O, which isn’t coming out anytime soon. So the release of the phone isn’t happening anytime soon either.

Google's 'Taimen'
Google’s ‘Taimen’ on Geekbench

At this point, it’s probably worth recalling about Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL. Launched in October 2016, the Goole Pixel sports a 5.00-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels at a PPI of 441 pixels per inch. It is powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor and backed by a 2770mAh non-removable battery. The handset measures 143.80 x 69.50 x 8.60 and weighs 143.00 grams. It packs a 12.3-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front camera.   The phone offers 4GB RAM along with 32GB of internal memory that is unfortunately unexpandable. The phone offers connectivity options like 3G and 4G, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, and sensors of the phone includes Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Compass Magnetometer, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Barometer and Temperature sensor.

As for the Google Pixel XL, that was launched in October 2016, sports a 5.50-inch touchscreen display that comes with a resolution of 1440 pixels by 2560 pixels at a PPI of 534 pixels per inch. The handset comes powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor and is backed by a 3450mAh non-removable battery. It measures 154.70 x 75.70 x 8.50 and weighs 168.00 grams. It supports 4GB of RAM and 32GB internal memeory that like its counterpart is no expandable. As for the optics, the Google Pixel XL smartphone packs 12.3-megapixel primary camera and a front shooter of 8-megapixel. The device offers the same connectivity options and sensors.

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