A day after the key specs of Nokia’s upcoming flagship duo was rumored, an entry-level Nokia smartphone codenamed ‘Pixel’ has made an appearance on the popular Geekbench benchmark database.
According to the Geekbench listing, the Nokia ‘Pixel’ will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 dual-core chipset clocked at 1.19 GHz, featuring the Adreno 302 GPU. The choice of SoC is definitely very disappointing as the Snapdragon 200 simply isn’t good enough even for an entry-level smartphone in 2017. The dual-core SoC will be paired with 1GB of RAM, similar to most entry-level Android smartphones out there. As a result, the smartphone managed to score just 404 points in the Geekbench single-core test, while in the multi-core test it managed to score 661 points.
While the hardware is very disappointing, the Nokia ‘Pixel’ will be up-to-date in terms of software, as it will ship with the latest Android 7.0 Nougat OS out of the box when it launches. The ‘Pixel’ could be part of the initial lineup of Nokia-branded smartphones that could be announced by HMD Global at the Mobile World Congress 2017 to be held in February next year in Barcelona. In addition to the ‘Pixel’ we could also see two Snapdragon 820-powered flagship smartphones with Carl Zeiss optics and a mid-range ‘D1C’ smartphone with a 5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 Full HD resolution display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core chipset under the hood.