The latest benchmark test for Google Pixel XL 2 confirms the specifications of the next-generation smartphone.

GFXBench test reveals the graphics performance of Pixel XL 2 sporting a 5.6-inch display in 18:5.9 aspect ratio. The display has 2,560 x 1,312 resolution and supports at least five fingers gesture. Pixel XL 2 is expected to be launched in October 2017. Rumours suggest the phone will be dropped at US$699.

The phone is powered by a Qualcomm ARMv8 central processor clocked in at 2.4 gigahertz and an Adreno 540 graphics processor. Pixel XL 2 runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, 4 gigabytes of RAM, and 100 gigabytes of internal storage.

As for the camera, the main shooter has a 12-megapixel lens capable of shooting a 4K video. It is also capable of face detection, flash, high dynamic range, and touch focus, among others. The front shooter has a 7-megapixel lens capable of shooting a 4K video too.

What's interesting, the benchmark test result reveals specifications that are not usually used in the industry today, such as the 100-gigabyte internal storage and 4K capability of the front camera.

In the meantime, Pixel XL 2 is bound to face a tough competition in the smartphone race this year as contenders offer ground-breaking features. Essential's PH-1 has the thinnest bezel in the market, while OnePlus 5's dual camera is said to be optimised by camera software trailblazer DxO Labs.

Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is speculated to rock a 4K display, while Galaxy S8 has a stunning edge-to-edge screen. Nubia Z17 wears Qualcomm's fast charging technology, and Nokia 9 could be having an invisible home button. Lenovo's Moto Z2 Play has a microSD slot that can carry up to 2 terabytes.

Previous reports tell the Pixel XL 2 will have a dual camera, either a vertical or horizontal setup. Also, it might have a dust and water resistance capacity to rival the existing industry leaders' offering.