Galaxy S6 takes first place in real world speed test, beating out LG’s G4 and the iPhone 6

Samsung_Galaxy_S6_LG_G4_Cameras_01_TAA new massive benchmark from Tom’s Guide has put six of the best performing smartphones on the market against each other to see which phone came out on top in a variety of situations. The tests measured everything from real-life performance and tasks you’d typically do on your smartphone every day, to gaming and other benchmarks. The test measured the Samsung Galaxy S6, LG G4, HTC One M9, Google Nexus 6, Asus Zenfone 2, and Apple iPhone 6, so there’s a very wide variety of hardware here. Read more

Huawei P8 potentially shows up in benchmarks with Kirin 930 processor

Huawei_Ascend_Mate2_Back_Camera_Lens_Huawei_Logo_2_TAHuawei’s upcoming flagship device, the P8, may have shown up in benchmarks, confirming some of the specs of the device. The benchmark came from a device with a model number of ML100-UL00, and it scored fairly highly, giving credibility to the rumors.

The processor in question was an unnamed octa-core CPU clocked at 1.5 GHz. The benchmark score was higher than the older Kirin 620, and it’s fairly close to the Kirin 925 in the Ascend Mate 7. If this does end up being the P8 with this particular chipset, it will be the first Kirin 930 device on the market. Read more

New Galaxy S6 benchmark shows a 16-megapixel camera and QHD display

galaxy s 6 benchmarkThe Galaxy S6’s specs have already been leaked thanks to a previous AnTuTu benchmark, but like with all rumors, things change as we closer to an actual announcement date. The latest benchmark confirms some of the hardware that we saw in the previous score, but a few things are a little different.

Most of the major hardware, like the QHD screen, octa-core CPU that will likely end up being Samsung’s Exynos 7420, and Android 5.0 are the same as last time around. However, the megapixel count on the camera has dipped from 20 megapixels down to 16 megapixels. It’s not a huge difference, and Samsung will obviously be toying around with different hardware combinations until they find one that works, but it’s interested either way. Read more

Possible 10.3-inch Android TV box hits benchmark site

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A recent addition to GFX Bench’s database includes the “Google Nexus Foo,” which seems to be causing quite a few of us in the tech community to be scratching our heads today.

At first, you’d think the 10.3-inch (Full HD 1080 x 1920) device is a tablet, but then when you see it runs Android Wear (KKWT), you’ll start to get a bit confused. The device has no touchscreen, no accelerometer, no barometer, no GPS, no compass, no gyroscope, no light sensor, no NFC,  or  no proximity sensor — only Bluetooth and WiFi are included.

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GPU benchmarking company drawElements purchased by Google

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drawElements is a startup company that offers many GPU benchmarking and compiler tools, and it’s also the latest company to be scooped up by Google. While Google doesn’t really have much need for an individual benchmarking application, drawElements carved out a name for itself by offering a very close look at hardware compatibility and optimization. By joining a company like Google, there’s a pretty good chance they can use the tech to improve GPU compatibility in Android across different kinds of hardware. Read more

Here’s the alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 4 specs based on AnTuTu benchmark

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Previously, we reported a few details about the rumored Samsung Galaxy Note 4 display, the expected release date as well as a few  new features that it might come with. Today, the device appeared on the AnTuTu benchmark giving us a clear view of the device’s specs.

Two Samsung devices that appear to be the Galaxy Note 4 showed up in AnTuTu’s database earlier today indicating that the device will come in two variants, one carrying the model number SM-N910S has a quad-core Snapdragon 805 CPU with an Adreno 420 graphics chip, and another one carrying the model number SM-N910C has an 8-core Exynos processor with an ARM Mali-T760 GPU.

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