Google Nexus 6 benchmark confirms we should brace ourselves for a beast

Google Nexus 6 benchmark confirms we should brace ourselves for a beastIf the last couple of years have taught us anything, it’s that we should expect the latest version of Android to drop alongside some shiny new Nexus hardware around Halloween – give or take a few days.

This year, that notion is given credence by the increasing multitude of Google Nexus 6 (aka Nexus X aka Motorola Shamu) leaks, and here a purported benchmark confirms this thing - this imminent thing - will have some serious muscle.

Over on Geekbench, the “Nexus X ‘Shamu’” scores 1,040 in single-core results, putting it behind the iPhone 6 and iPhone 5s only, while 3,199 bench-o-points make it king of the castle in the land of multi-core.

In terms of Google Nexus 6 specs, a Qualcomm clock speed of 2.65GHz means we’re talking the top-of-the-range Snapdragon 805, and it’s backed by 2,970MB (i.e. 3GB) of RAM.

The only other thing we can discern is that a QHD resolution (2560 x 1440) might’ve stopped the Google Nexus 6 running completely wild in the scoring; it’s only just ahead of the QHD LG G3 in single-core results.

We’re likely just a few weeks from launch, though Google still isn’t saying anything officially. The Google Nexus 6 will of course mark the debut of Android L (Lemon Meringue Pie? Lollipop? Lion?), and it’ll almost certainly be joined by the HTC-built Google Nexus 9.

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pat-w  Oct. 7, 2014 at 16:42

No memory card slot, no sale.

satchef1  Oct. 7, 2014 at 22:12

This looks very interesting. Surely not going to be sub-£300 this time though? That would be mental. If it is, I might even find myself tempted to get rid of the Z3 Compact for a bit (can't see myself putting up with such a big phone for long though).

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 8, 2014 at 10:47

Camera is going to be a letdown- no doubt. But it is a lot of phone, that's for sure.
I tried a OnePlus One yesterday. Impressive for the price.
But some stutter now and again, and boy, the 13MP camera on it might as well be a 5MP module from 2007...
Great device if a mediocre cam is not an issue.

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