We want to believe, we really do, but we highly doubt an LG-manufactured sequel to the budget-friendly 2013 N5 could score 85,000+ points through the controversial performance-measuring tool.
Everybody knows how easy to manipulate mobile benchmark instruments are. Especially AnTuTu. Not to mention effortlessly contrivable screenshots of alleged unreleased gear tested for raw speed prior to a formal announcement.
Enter a pair of dubious images starring the “Google Nexus 5 2015 API 22” as leading the AnTuTu ranks, well ahead of existent beasts like the Meizu MX4, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 or Asus Zenfone 2. Also, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, even though they’re not featured for some reason in this very unlikely list.
Powered by the current standard in both theoretical and real-life Android velocity, the homebrewed Exynos 7420 SoC, the two barely reach 70,000 result heights. Meanwhile, this so-called Nexus 5 2015 prototype goes all the way up to 85,530. With unstable, pre-release software, you have to assume, so it might do even better when commercially launched.
Wait, are we actually considering the benchmark could be legit? Have we gone completely mad? Probably, since the Snapdragon 810 chip obviously can’t post such remarkable scores, and the 820 follow-up wasn’t able to outpace the Exynos 7420 in a preliminary Geekbench visit.
There’s the Nvidia Tegra X1 too, which we saw tally a whopping 75,000 or so mark inside a “reference device”, but so far, that processor has only found its way on the nichey Shield Android TV. Besides, 75,000 is a far cry from 85,000.
Bottom line, while it’s certainly pleasant to dream and all, it’s generally wise to plant your feet firmly in the ground and say “nuh-uh, that’s never going to happen.” At best, fingers crossed the new LG Nexus 5 borrows the hexa-core Snapdragon 808 SoC from the G4, regardless of visual discrepancies.
Source: Phone Arena