The much-awaited Google I/O 2016 event will commence on Wednesday, and rumors are already circulating that the Android VR headset would make its appearance at the event.
Speculations are also rife that the company would be launching an upgraded version of Google Nexus 6P, which was released last year.
Last year in October, Google Nexus 6P was launched, with Huawei as the manufacturer. The device was already equipped with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is the first Nexus device to have a full metal design.
Last month, a Chinese website named MyDrivers reported that an upgraded version of Nexus 6P can be found on GeekBench (via IBTimes) with improved hardware.
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Last year’s Nexus 6P is powered by Snapdragon 810 SoC coupled with 3 GB of RAM. Interestingly, all of this year’s flagship smartphones have a Snapdragon 820 processor with 4 GB of RAM.
An upgraded version of Nexus 6P was listed on GeekBench, which showed SD 820 SoC and 4 GB of RAM. On GeekBench, the single-core score of the upgraded Nexus 6P (2016) is 2,115 while its multi-core score is 4,903. The device would run on Android N OS, as per the GeekBench listing.
Another benchmarking site named AnTuTu, which is considered to be one of the best benchmarking platforms for mobile devices, had listed top 10 performing smartphone processors in March. According to its listing, Snapdragon 820 ranked numero uno, which had features such as quad-core processor and Adreno 530 GPU. It scored 136,383.
The listing spotted the Snapdragon 810 at the sixth position with a score of 81,049. It features an octa-core processor and Adreno 430 graphics.
Although reports have stated that the SD 820 chipset-powered smartphones are more powerful devices than Nexus 6P, speculations are pointing out that Nexus 6P (2016) will incorporate SD 820 and 4 GB of RAM. This rumored device will be introduced at the Google I/O 2016 event.