Many are excited for Google’s upcoming Pixel 6 phones. This is because for the first time, Google will be introducing their own custom chipsets that will be powering these phones and presumably future Pixel phones as well, but unfortunately, that excitement has since been dampened by benchmarks.
According to benchmarks spotted on Geekbench, it seems that the Pixel 6 Pro might not be the powerhouse we were hoping for. According to the listing, the device is powered by an octa-core chipset with two cores clocked at 2.80GHz, two at 2.25GHz, and four at 1.80GHz, and it has returned a single-core score of 414 and a multi-core score of 2,074.
To give you some context, Google’s Pixel 4a 5G last year, which was powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 chipset, had a score of 595 and 1,602 respectively for single and multi-core performance. The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, which uses the Snapdragon 888, scored 1,134 and 3,322.
So what does this mean for the Pixel 6 Pro? This would suggest that the Tensor chip that will be making its debut could be more of a mid-range chipset rather than a high-performance one. Alternatively, there is also a chance that this benchmark could be based on a pre-production unit and that the actual performance will be much better.
Either way, we’ll have to wait and see, but for now Google hasn’t confirmed when the phone will be launching (rumors are pointing towards late October).