Here’s something for fans of Google’s Nexus devices. Apparently, a 2015 version of the Nexus 5 has been spotted on AnTuTu, a popular benchmarking tool. While the results did not reveal much of its specifications, it managed to get a score of over 85,000, which is the highest recorded score to date on AnTuTu.
to put this into perspective, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge were the fastest devices on AnTuTu, with scores of 60,590 and 62,304 respectively on our review units. A difference of over 25,000 points is almost too good to be true, but not entirely impossible.
Chances are, the Nexus 5 benchmarked here is equipped with a new, unreleased processor. Yes, it’s very likely to be powered by the very promising Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, which has been shown to best even the Exynos 7420 processor found in the Samsung Galaxy S6 duo in certain aspects.
Previously, the next Nexus smartphones (yes, that’s plural) are rumoured to be coming from LG and Huawei. LG is said to be coming up with a smaller device, while Huawei will be manufacturing a larger device. If this 2015 iteration of the Nexus 5 is coming from LG (after all, it did manufacture the first Nexus 5), this gives credence to the rumour.
Of course, nothing is certain until it is officially announced by the manufacturers themselves. While we can only dream that these scores are legitimate, it’s wise to take it in with a grain of salt until more concrete information surface. It would be interesting to see if the “2015 Nexus 5” will indeed feature a 1080p display like what the benchmark is suggesting.