Qualcomm is prepping Snapdragon S4 Krait processing action for launch later this year, and in the meantime an unnamed device (piloted by an anonymous user, natch) has yielded some interesting benchmarky stuff.
The device, with a 1.5GHz MSM9860 processor and Adreno 225 GPU, weighs in with a score of 54.90 in NenaMark 2 – an Android benchmarking tool for hardware accelerated graphics.
GSMArena notes that the score is even higher than their Samsung Galaxy S II benchmark, and all the more impressive since the unnamed device has a higher resolution, namely 1024x600.
The Samsung Galaxy S II, with its Mali-400 GPU and 800x480 resolution, managed 46.2. The Mali-400, incidentally, is second only to the PowerVR SGX543MP2 found in Apple’s A5 chip.
The reference unit was running Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0.3), which might’ve helped it gain a higher score.
Interesting stuff, particularly if you’re into high-end smartphone gaming. Nintendo and Sony will no doubt be crying into their cornflakes.