The on again, off again saga of the Motorola X Phone continues with a new entry today courtesy of graphic benchmarking site GFXBench. Going by the codename “Ghost” a Motorola XT1058 showed up sporting an 1196 x 720 screen resolution and Android 4.2.2. The device lists a MSM8960 chipset, which makes it seem likely it is running a Snapdragon S4 Pro or Snapdragon 600, although the testing results may reveal something more.
Despite the seemingly modest hardware, relative to early rumors and expectations, the XT1058 did post some impressive benchmark scores. The device scored higher than the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S 4 on the T-Rex HD and Egypt HD 3D animations tests. The question then is whether Motorola has figured out a way to squeeze some extra power out of the current line of Snapdragon processors or is there something else in the device helping things along in the graphics department?
Other than helping confirm the existence of a “Ghost” phone from Motorola, the benchmark tests that were published do little to help us peg where this new device will enter the market relative to the competition.