New Nexus could be more powerful than Samsung Galaxy S6 and Motorola Nexus 6

July 16, 2015

The smartphone industry has no shortage of rumors and speculations. In fact, between product announcements and launches, speculations and rumors are what keep the media-mouths well-oiled, and tech-lovers on the edge of their seats. Among the names that frequently grace the rumor-mill is, of course, Google. Lately, there has been a lot being said about the specs and numbers regarding the Google Nexus 5. We, at SmartIO, personally enjoy these little nuggets of information. They are reflective of upcoming technology trends and what tech-lovers in general can expect from time to come. The benchmarking site, AnTuTu, apparently leaked scores of the smartphone online, and if numbers are anything to go by, it seems like Google’s Nexus 5 is more powerful than Samsung Galaxy S6 and Motorola Nexus 6. Reports are suggesting that the Google Nexus 5 can be expected to be released in either October or November. The timing of the release is going to give the Motorola Nexus 6 enough time to enjoy a complete year without another Nexus device cannibalizing its market-share.  Not too long ago, Jamal Eason, the Product Manager at Android, announced that Android M was scheduled to be launched in the fall. One can assume that the new Nexus smartphone would come with the OS upgrade. For those who don’t know, SmartIO is available on all versions of Android currently in use. Whenever the Nexus 5 is launched, SmartIO will be available on the device so that you can conveniently transfer data from your old phone to your new one. This is regardless of whether the device comes with Android M or not. As in the case of previous OS versions, SmartIO intends to roll out support for Android M, as soon as the firmware is made public to its users. Now let’s get to the most exciting bit – the numbers. According to AnTuTu, the Nexus 5 scored 85,530 points. According to a WCCF Tech report, this number is significantly higher than those generated by the Nexus 6 (47,079) and the Galaxy S6 (68,157). Considering the fact that earlier reports suggested that the Nexus 5 would be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, which is no competition for Galaxy S6’s Exynos 7420, something doesn’t add up. Either the numbers are fabricated, or the Nexus 5 won’t come with the Snapdragon 820. The WCCF Tech report is suspicious of the score, which, if true, won’t come as a complete surprise. Companies have been known to manipulate benchmarking scores prior to the device launch, in order to gain traction and publicity. So what do you think? Is it possible for Google’s Nexus 5 to be better than Samsung’s Galaxy S6 or Motorola’s Nexus 6?

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