New Nexus 5 appears in AnTuTu benchmarks with impressive scores
What is believed to be a second-generation Nexus 5 has appeared in AnTuTu benchmarks ahead of an official unveiling. The device has a performance score that far exceeds that of the latest devices, including the Galaxy S6, seemingly confirming it will boast high-end specifications.
A new Nexus 5 is expected to be one of two new smartphones that Google will launch this year. The device will reportedly be manufactured by LG and could be a refreshed version of the original Nexus 5, which proved to be one of Google’s most success Nexus devices to date.
Recent reports have claimed the new Nexus 5 will have Qualcomm’s next-generation Snapdragon 820 chip, which will employ a cutting-edge 14-nanometer manufacturing process that’ll enable it to become faster, cooler, and more power efficient.
The new Nexus 5 is likely to arrive later this fall — alongside Android M — but it seems the handset may already be out in the wild in testing. The device has appeared in AnTuTu benchmarks with a very respectable score of 85,530.
To put that score into perspective, we should remember that handsets like the Galaxy Note 4, the OnePlus One, and the HTC One M8 all achieve AnTuTu scores under 50,000. The Galaxy S6 — one of the fastest Android devices on the market today — scores 68,157.
If these benchmarks are accurate, then — and there’s a good chance they’re not, so we should bear that in mind — then the new Nexus 5 will be an absolute beast (and I’m even more excited about it than I already was).