Motorola Shamu phablet gets benchmarked

Geekbench benchmark for Motorola ShamuThe evidence continues to grow that Google and Motorola are indeed collaborating on a new Nexus device codenamed Shamu. The mysterious device which could come with a 5.9-inch display has now surfaced on the benchmark website GFXBench. Oddly, whereas most other device listings give us a glimpse at specifications, this entry does not. We’re left to go on a single benchmark result that pits the Motorola Shamu against devices like the Samsung Galaxy S5, OnePlus One, HTC One (M8) and LG G3.

The Motorola Shamu appears to hold its own against devices powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and sporting a Full HD (1080×1920) display. It also outperforms the LG G3 which sports a WQHD (2560×1440) display which requires more processing power given that its higher resolution display. This all suggests that the Motorola Shamu will sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and a Full HD (1080×1920) display.

The GFXBench entry identifies the Motorola Shamu as the Google Nexus 6 albeit with some doubt as evidenced by the question mark that follows.

Android L, the next major version of Android, is expected to launch sometime this fall. It now appears that it will be supported by both the HTC-built Google Nexus 9 tablet and the Motorola-built Google Nexus 6 phablet.

Sources : GFXBench // TechTastic