Nexus 6, a.k.a. 'Shamu,' flips tricks in benchmark leak

All is as expected

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The long-awaited Nexus 6 may have just appeared, albeit in truncated form, on a benchmark site for all to see.

The Motorola "Shamu," which sources have said is the code name for the next Nexus phone, appeared on GFXBench in the results for a single test.

The site's Manhattan test placed the Shamu about on par with the Samsung Galaxy S5, the Sony Xperia Z2, the OnePlus One, and the HTC One M8 in terms of GPU power.

Based on its performance relative to these devices TechTastic reckons the Nexus 6 will sport a 1080p display and a Snapdragon 801 chipset, unsurprising specs for a high-end handset and probably a safe bet.

A whale of a phone

When word of the Motorola Shamu leaked in late July sources said it sports a massive 5.9-inch screen, pushing it past the phablet category and closer to being a true whale.

These sources also claimed the Shamu has a fingerprint scanner, much like the Nexus 6 is rumored to have.

They added that the code-named Nexus 6 will arrive in November, and Google already confirmed that a new Nexus device is indeed on its way this year.

If these rumors pan out the Nexus 6 will surely help usher in the age of Android L.