If 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.