‘Google X’ Smartphone Appears In Benchmarks Running Android 5.0.1


Rumors surrounding an upcoming smartphone from Motorola — believed to be called the Motorola X or the Google X — have been circulating for a number of months now, however, we’re yet to see any real evidence that the device exists. But new AnTuTu benchmarks for a “Google X” running Android 5.0.1 Key Lime Pie suggests the device may soon be on its way.

That’s if it’s real, of course.

And it’s a big if. I can’t stress enough how easy it is to fake benchmarks like these, so there’s a very good chance that they are not genuine. Having said that, there have been plenty of rumors to suggest this device is being developed inside Motorola’s labs as we speak, so we won’t completely rule out the possibility that this screenshot is genuine.

If it is are genuine, then it confirms the Motorola X will actually be called the Google X, and that it’ll launch with the next-generation Android 5.0.1 operating system pre-installed. The device also achieves a respectable benchmark score, but it’s not worth taking too much notice of that given that this is likely to be a test device if anything.

Sources for PhoneArena recently claimed that the Google X smartphone could launch around “August or later,” months after Google’s annual Google I/O event. The device is expected to feature a high-resolution display — though maybe not 1080p — and a high-end Snapdragon 800 processor.

Google’s supposed aim is to build a device that can compete with the latest flagships from the likes of Samsung and HTC, but with a more modest price tag like the company’s family of Nexus products.