Nexus 6. Nexus X. Shamu. They’re the key words we’re looking for at the moment regarding Google’s next phone launch and you take what information you see regarding them generally with a grain of salt. This time a device claiming to be the Nexus X “Shamu” has been benchmarked on Geekbench and if it is the next Nexus phone, it doesn’t look too bad.
Let’s just start by saying how easy it is to fake these results, it’s a piece of cake. If the results are real however, then the signs are good that the phone could be quite the speed demon. The phone has gone up against some big names in the tests, coming out slightly below the iPhone 6 and 5s in the results of the Single-Core tests, but beating both in results of the Multi-Core test.
The Nexus 6/X or whatever Google decides to call it (We like Nexus X), is rumoured to be coming with some decent specs. The screenshot (below) from the Geekbench test adds to these rumours stating that the rumoured Snapdragon 805 processor will be clocked at 2.6GHz and confirms the rumoured 3GB of RAM. Back into rumour and the Nexus 6/X is supposed to come with options for 16GB or 32GB of on-board storage, 13MP camera with Optical Image Stabilisation – and who can forget that rumoured 5.9″ QHD resolution screen?
Those specs add up to something which most fans are interested in – except for that size screen, but with those benchmark results it’s promising. We’ll have to wait a little while longer for the announcement which is rumoured for October 16th, but we’re getting quite excited now.