The Huawei Ascend Mate 2 has been spotted in benchmark testing, and may not be what some had hoped for. The mid-range score hints at a very capable device, but also could mean some lower-end specs than Android fans were hoping for.
If there's one adjective that describes the mobile tech industry, it would be "fast". Just as more and more high-end smartphones are adopting Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 800, the ARM chip manufacturer is now reportedly already working on its next generation Snapdragon chip.
We're hopefully just counting days before the expected announcement of the highly anticipated Google Nexus 5 smartphone in October. In the meantime, we'll content ourselves with bits and pieces of information and dwell on the device's potential awesomeness, which seems to be the case indeed as shown in this latest benchmark revelation.
At this point we're pretty confident in saying the new Nexus 5 will be made by LG, and is coming soon. Between the leak yesterday of the Nexus 5 being found at a bar, Google's own video showing off the phone, and more. Well, today we can add one more sighting complete with additional details found from a GFXBench result.
The 3DMark benchmarking app arrived for Android earlier in the year. The app actually arrived back in April, and that came only after a few months of teasing. More to the point for today, 3DMark has arrived in the iTunes App Store. Yes, for iOS devices.
When it comes to smartphones these days with 5-inch 1080p displays, quad-core or even 8-core processors, benchmark apps to test performance always come into the discussion. Lately there's been a lot of talk about how they aren't really important to the end user, or how Samsung's allegedly tweaked the GS4 to achieve unrealistic high results and more. Well, a company wants to solve all that.
We recently saw details on an unannounced HP device sporting a codename of Bodhi. That device was spotted in a benchmark filing report and while there were some details revealed, there was one lingering question as to whether this device was a tablet or smartphone. Well, HP has yet to confirm this either way, however an updated benchmark filing now has this same Bodhi device listed with another name.
In case any of you were wondering just how fast the new LG G2 powered by Qualcomm's absolute latest and greatest 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 mobile CPU is, we have you covered. Lets just say we managed to fire up the usual popular benchmark tests to run on the just announced smartphone, and it blows away the competition.
Lately Samsung has done an excellent job keeping things very quiet regarding their upcoming devices, and have gone as far as stopping most leaks too. However, the Galaxy Note III hasn't been quite too successful in keeping out of the news and today we're getting a leaked benchmark result of the Snapdragon 800 powered LTE model.
When Samsung's Galaxy S4 hit the market and reviewers hands, it was quite impressive overall. One area in particular was benchmarks, and now we're starting to figure out exactly why. Don't get us wrong, the Galaxy S4 is a splendid device and possibly the best smartphone on the market, but new reports are surfacing that they specifically tuned the GS4 to score higher than usual in popular Android benchmarking apps.