Motorola Shamu aka Nexus 6 gets benchmarked, indicating a 1080p display and Snapdragon 801

Motorola Shamu aka Nexus 6 gets benchmarked, indicating a 1080p display and Snapdragon 801
The GFXBenchmark database is the gift that keeps on giving today. After hosting the graphics score of a Sony D6603 device, which by all accounts and measures seems to be the upcoming Xperia Z3 flagship, now the benchmark site spills the beans on a possible Nexus 6 device, made by Motorola. Codenamed Shamu, we've seen references about it in Google code, and the internal titling is in line with Google's approach to naming its Nexus line of handsets and tablets.

We first heard about a possible collaboration between Google and the now Lenovo-owned Motorola for the making of Nexus 6 about two weeks ago, and the codename Shamu was bandied about then, too. Google christens its homebrew Nexus devices with the names of water creatures, so Shamu, which is a now-infamous killer whale show that was the star of the San Diego Sea World, is a hint in that direction, too. 

Unfortunately, we can't really tell much from the benchmark, except the fact that the Motorola device's scores are in line with what the Snapdragon 801 chipset family manages to churn out, when used with a 1080p screen setup. The speculation so far is that it could sport a huge screen, on the side of the phablet range, but apparently that won't be a Quad HD panel, which we won't be missing much anyway. Oh, well, between the rumored Nexus 8 tablet, made by HTC, and this purported Nexus 6 candidate, it seems that the underdogs in the phone manufacturing business might be getting their own chance to shine with some Google-anointed light.

source: GFXBench via TechTastic


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Nexus 6
  • Display 6.0 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB,
  • Battery 3220 mAh
  • OS Android 7.1 Nougat

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73 Comments

73. karamelakimo

Posts: 109; Member since: May 26, 2014

Moto!! I think it's best company now having stock android with good designs and mid range price So if nexus 6 from moto it will be great

67. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

also to prove it even more htc one is the only other device to have the official android L developer preview besides the nexus 5.

62. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

I can't post links yet but there is an article about Google and HTC Tieing up for the nexus 6. youl find it on inferse.com

63. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

article was posted 3 months ago. I'll believe it till its proven wrong

59. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

What an UGLY name. Sounds like ''ShamWow''

66. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

more like nexus one now!

56. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

The LG G3 performs horribly compared to other S801 phones. QHD is a waste...

46. KickRocks

Posts: 285; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

I really hope this IS NOT the next Nexus. I really do not understand why these OEM's feel it is so necessary produce a mammoth sized screen in order to be successful. I have had a nexus device as my phone of choice since the Nexus S and I do not want a monstrosity 6 inch device for a phone!! At the end of the day its a phone first, phone first!! If this turns out to be true, the Nexus 5 may be my last Nexus device. I'm starting not to care about the specs of the phone. User experience and operability to me is much more important.

52. epdm2be

Posts: 836; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Great! Now when the finest PHONES (e.g. Nokia 808Pureview) are gone, NOW those bloody users come to their senses!

44. somad

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

I'm confuse now galaxy note 4 or nexus 6.??!

35. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

Dont call this moto a Nexus any more please... HTC PEOPLE......HTC NEXUS ONE

45. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The HTC Nexus One already exists. It was the first Nexus. And I doubt HTC would be making the Nexus 8 tablet and Nexus 6 phone. Google has always had different manufacturers for phones/small tablets/full sized tablets

47. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

Thats exactly why no one would suspect it.

48. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

"The Nexus One was introduced by Google as the next step in Android evolution." And will be again. HTC NEXUS ONE..........

58. Orion78

Posts: 239; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Dude, just stop your BS already. I see you spamming every article with this crap. There's going to be an HTC tablet and a moto Nexus phone. You have no credibility whatsoever. I rather believe sources that have more knowledge on the matter than your useless spamming with no proof.

60. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

ok then ill go get some

33. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I've been very content with my Moto X until I tried to capture the "Super moon" in a time lapse video a couple nights back. Low light image and a very stark contrast object (The moon) made for a very poor quality video. I can't really say that I have any experience with cameras on other phones, but I would have liked a higher quality video. Hopefully the X+1 or this Nexus improve the camera quality.

38. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

You cant capture the moon in a good enough video even with lumia 1020. You need a dslr for that.

40. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

So my expectations are a bit too high? Damn. lol

32. rnagic

Posts: 215; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

This is not the nexus 6! This will probably be the moto xl or something.

34. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

its the moto x+1.

29. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

Good job google on confusing everyone. at least i know HTC will be the next nexus device. HTC the originator

43. DocOc

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

Google is not confusing anyone. They have not released any information about the next Nexus phone. It's all these half-baked rumors that are confusing people.

49. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

youre definiteley right on that note. HTC NEXUS ONE......

25. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

I just got the Oneplus One, and am going to get the iPhone 6....but I'm totally getting this or the x+1 too. Go Moto Go!!

31. Scott93274

Posts: 6044; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

What the crap? How many phones do you need?

42. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Well, my 1+1 is for business. So they paid for it. iPhone 6 will be my personal phone and will be bought on contract, and hopefully the Nexus 6 will be similar to the Nexus 5 so that I can switch between using it as my work phone or personal phone. We'll see, but it really isn't all that much money for the phones I listed since one is on contract, the other was paid for by my company, and the last is only 350 anyhow. Ultimately it depends how good the nexus 6 or x+1 are for their price and if they meet what I want.

23. .KRATOS.

Posts: 444; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Hope it will have the new snapdragon 805, n the camera would be better, plus water resistant, that would be perfect.

22. newbey123

Posts: 707; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Can't wait for the Nexus 8 tablet, been waiting for google to team back up with HTC to get a good quality tablet. Hope it releases soon.

19. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Well, looks like I'll be sticking with my Nexus 5 then...

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