New Nexus 5 Scores 85,000 on AnTuTu

Google’s upcoming flagship smartphone has scored an impressive 85,000 points on the rankings platform AnTuTu.

While the 2015 Nexus 5 has yet to be officially announced, leaked photos show the device boosting more than 85,000 points on AnTuTu’s benchmark tests. Assuming those numbers are correct, that’s higher than any other AnTuTu smartphone ranking. As noted by PhoneArena, the Samsung Galaxy S6 scored 68,157, which was the highest at its time. But now the Galaxy S6 has been dethroned, as Google’s upcoming Nexus 5 takes the crown with a jaw-dropping 85,530 points.

The early leader for 2015 was the Samsung Galaxy S6 with a 68,157 tally. But now, there is a new King sitting on the AnTuTu throne. With an incredible score of 85,530, the Nexus 5 (2015) is seemingly the new phone to beat on the benchmark site,” wrote the folks at PhoneArena.

So, what in the world is AnTuTu and why is it important? The site is largely viewed as one of the best benchmark applications for Android smartphones and tablets. Among other things, it performs tests on devices’ processing power, random access memory (RAM), drive readability, and overall performance, giving it a total score based on these metrics. AnTuTu has become the de-facto standard for Android benchmarks, making it a reputable source for gauging the performance of a new smartphone.

This begs the question: why, or how, did the new Nexus 5 obtain such a high score on AnTuTu? We really don’t know the answer to this question, as the Nexus 5 hasn’t even been announced by Google. With that said, we’ve heard of rumors in recent weeks hinting towards its hardware. Some reports indicate the LG version of the Nexus 5 will sport an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, which would obviously provide a helpful rankings boost on the AnTuTu platform.

When citing the Nexus 5’s AnTuTu benchmark, some analysts have revealed that only two processors are able to trump the Exynos 7430, one being the Helio X20, and the other being the Snapdragon 820. It’s unclear if Google will in fact use the Snapdraon 820 in the 2015 Nexus 5, but considering the sheer power behind this processor, doing so would be a smart move.

The 2015 Nexus 5 is also rumored to have either 3 or 4GB of random access memory (RAM). Whether it’s 3 or 4, that’s a ton of RAM — more than people will ever use. Nonetheless, having such a large amount of RAM powering the Nexus 5 is sure to make it more appealing on AnTuTu.

We can’t forget about the operating system behind the new Nexus 5, either. As we reported earlier, Google is expected to release the Nexus 5 with Android M, the successor to Lollipop. Perhaps the transition from Lollipop to Android M will improve speed and performance just a little more, contributing to the Nexus 5’s jaw-dropping ranking on AnTuTu.

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New Nexus 5 Scores 85,000 on AnTuTu
AnTuTu, an industry leader in Android device testing, is awarding Google's 2015 Nexus 5 a huge score - placing it at the top of the list.

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