Interestingly, an unreleased version of Nexus 6P with the latest Snapdragon 820 chipset onboard was spotted in a benchmark testing site.
Google’s Huawei-built Nexus 6P is one of the well-received handsets. This device is powered by Snapdragon 810 SoC and backed by 3 GB of RAM.
The search giant released the Huawei Nexus 6P in November 2015 and hence, the specifications are slightly out of date. In comparison, the recently released devices like HTC 10, Samsung Galaxy S7 series and LG G5 come with the cutting-edge configurations onboard. Needless to say, rumors and leaks specific to the Nexus 6P successor have started making rounds online.
As it turns out, a new variant of the Nexus 6P has apparently visited the Geekbench site with none-other-than the powerful Snapdragon 820 under the hood. To top it off, this device reportedly ran Android N OS and had 4 GB of RAM to back the components.
The Snapdragon 820 chipset on the Nexus 6P apparently worked in tandem with a quad-core processor running at 1.59 GHz. Adreno 530 GPU took care of the graphics side of things.
Upon careful observation, the motherboard section of the Geekbench page says “Marlin.” This is believed to be the codename of one of the upcoming Nexus 2016 devices.
Phone Arena, on the other hand, noted that HTC has partnered with Google to make 2016 versions of Nexus handsets. A total of two devices are in the offing. Going by this story, ideally, the Nexus 6P successor should be from HTC.
But then, looking at the Nexus 6P moniker and latest configurations in Geekbench, the possibilities are endless. The assumption here is that HTC may not be the exclusive manufacturer to make Nexus 2016 handsets. The two HTC devices reported recently could be a smartphone and a tablet, instead of two smartphones as it was believed to be.
In any case, readers should note that Google has not confirmed any Nexus 2016-related information thus far.