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Google is widely expected to launch a new set of Pixel phones later this year in the form of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Now thanks to recently spotted benchmarks, we might have a clue as to what kind of hardware Google’s upcoming smartphones will be packing, although admittedly these aren’t really much of a surprise.

Assuming the benchmarks are accurate, we are looking at the use of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 chipset. This is to be expected since pretty much all the flagship phones of 2018 have been using the Snapdragon 845. It also seems to suggest that the phone will feature 4GB of RAM which is a little disappointing since we’re seeing more 6GB RAM phones these days.

It also shows that the phone is running on Android 9.0, which at the moment is known as Android P. This shouldn’t be surprising since one of the reasons the Pixel and Nexus phones have been appealing is because it usually comes with the latest build of Android. Other than that, like we said these are pretty much the kind of specs that we can expect from flagship phones for 2018.

We have also heard rumors that the phone could support wireless charging and will be offered in a black or white finish similar to its predecessor. There is still no word on a launch date but we expect it should be in the later part of the year, possibly late September or October.

Filed in Cellphones >Rumors. Read more about Google and Pixel 3.

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