Google Pixel 3 remains one of the best Android phones on the market thanks to its host of alluring features.
The smaller version of the handset comes with a 5.5-inch P-OLED display while the larger Pixel 3 XL comes with a 6.3-inch P-OLED panel.
In addition to arriving with a larger display, the Pixel 3 XL also comes with a bigger battery than its brother.
Pixel 3 XL has a 3,430mAh capacity while the smaller Pixel 3 has a 2,915mAh pack.
Besides expected battery and display differences, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL arrive with the same features.
That means both come with a single 12.2-megapixel rear camera module that is easily one of the best on the market.
Moreover, both also arrived with Android 9 Pie pre-installed with no skin on top of it.
Additionally, Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL were similarly powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor and came with 4GB of RAM.
While Google’s latest handsets were both incredibly capable, they certainly did not push the industry forward in terms of performance.
In fact, both released shortly before Qualcomm debuted its new Snapdragon 855 chipset that is expected to power a host of Android devices this year.
Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL were benchmarked by Geekbench when they released and delivered middling results.
Geekbench is a piece of software that can be installed on smartphones and analyses the internals of the hardware in question.
The programme will then award a numbered score based on performance.
The application divides its rankings into single and multi-core scores.
When the Pixel 3 XL was tested on Geekbench it achieved a single-core figure of 2,426 and a multi-score tally of 8,355.
It is worth noting when the Galaxy Note 9 was tested, that released months earlier, it was given a single-core score of 3,474 and a multi-score of 8,800.
However, it appears Google is determined to improve upon the performance of its Pixel line of smartphones, according to a new Geekbench benchmark.
Figures recently emerged for a handset dubbed “Google coral” that was said to be running Android Q and a chipset that is presumed to be the Snapdragon 855.
Moreover, the handset was also said to have around 6GB of RAM and was awarded a single-core score of 3,296 and a multi-score of 9,235.
The specifications described could be for the expected Google Pixel 4 and may have revealed what the American tech giant is planning to release next.
Such a device is anticipated to be revealed at around the same time in the year as the Pixel 3 was.
However, as noted by 9to5Google, the codename coral already refers to board names for a number of Chromebooks.
This suggests the benchmark in question may not necessarily be for a smartphone.
While details about the device in question are still scarce, they may have given Android fans an early idea as to how the Pixel 4 could perform.
It is worth noting benchmark tests are not always representative of device performance in real-world usage cases.