We don’t know anything about Google’s Nexus 5 just yet, but if it’s at all like the rumors it’s shaping up to be quite a powerhouse. Alleged benchmark results for Google’s next flagship have leaked online, suggesting that it may be able to run more demanding graphics than Android phones on the market today.
The Nexus 5 reportedly ran a game simulation at 23.1 frames per second during GFXBench’s offscreen test, tying up with Apple’s iPhone 5s. The Sony Xperia Z1 was the Android runner up, reaching 21 frames per second during the same test. The Galaxy S4 and HTC One lagged at the bottom with scores of 16 and 15 respectively, while the LG G2 beat these two flagships with a rate of 20 frames per second.
GFXBench’s alleged results are just another indication that Google may be getting more serious with the hardware for its Nexus phones. The current generation Nexus 4 features mid-range specs and lacks an LTE radio, but is appealing because of its low price point for an unlocked phone. Recently, Google slashed its price down from $299 to $199 for 8GB and from $349 to $249 for 16GB, furthering suspicions that the Nexus 5 will debut soon.
The Nexus 4 successor, however, is rumored to come with a roaring Snapdragon 800 processor, a 5 or 5.2-inch 1080p full HD display, and a 13-megapixel camera with Nikon’s technology built in. Google is expected to unveil the Nexus 5 next month alongside Android 4.4 KitKat, so we may not have to wait much longer to see what the search engine giant has in store.