Does Google have another smartphone lined up with the moniker Coral? It appears to be so with the model being sighted on the benchmarking site Geekbench. The interesting part of this is that the phone is shown to be running on the Android Q OS, which is yet to be released even in the beta version. But the other specifications of this phone are also not very clear. In the case of the processor for example, the Geekbench report mentions the make but not the exact version. But the fact that the device recorded such high scores as 3296 and 9235 on single core and multicore respectively easily points to the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855SoC. The basic speed indicated on the benchmarking report is also 1.78GHz, again indicating that it has to be the high-end processor. The RAM indicated in the report is 6GB.

This can only mean that Google has its next smartphone to succeed the Google Pixel 3 and the Google Pixel 3XL flagships launched in 2018. Or would this be the device Google is planning for the 5G service to be launched soon in select countries? An assumption can be made because the Snapdragon 855 processor is capable of handling the higher data speeds required for 5G. Already a handful of brands have announced their 5G models, led by the South Korean major Samsung. It is expected that the MWC 2019 in Barcelona next month will witness more companies showcasing their 5G devices. Google could use the occasion to make an announcement though the company has already made its pitch for its products in the CES 2019 just gone by.

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It will definitely be interesting to see how the Snapdragon 855SoC and the Android Q OS combine to offer the users with the high speed 5G mobile service. While the others are talking about 8GB to 12GB as RAM for their 5G devices, Google Coral has only 6GB. If this assumption is correct that this is a 5G phone, then the question of whether the RAM will be sufficient will be asked.

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But from the 4GB that you find on the Google Pixel 3 and 3XL, this is definitely an improvement.

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