Google / Motorola X Phone Appears in AnTuTu Benchmark as Motorola Obake
It seems that the rumors about the Google X Phone won’t stop coming until the device will be officially confirmed by either Google or Motorola. This time we have a new report suggesting that the already popular smartphones has been spotted in an AnTuTu benchmark. The handset seems to have the Motorola brand and it’s listed as obake_verizon. Of course, the Japanese website which published the report claims that this device is actually the Motorola X Phone, also known as Ghost.
Naturally, nothing is for sure for know especially because the latest leaked benchmark tests have featured handsets that have not been confirmed yet. Actually, there have been many examples of unconfirmed gadgets allegedly tested by AnTuTu such as the X Phone, the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 or the LG Optimus G2.
According to Japanese publication Ameblo, “obake” means “ghost”. However, Google Translate returns the translation as being “monster”. This is the first time we hear about a Motorola Monster that will be heading to Verizon, but Motorola Ghost, on the other hand, has been said by several reports that will be released by the mobile operator in the months to come.
Further, Phone Arena notes that the Ghost is actually a codename used by the manufacturer when referring to the Google X Phone. Last week we showed you a couple of images featuring a Motorola device, images which were posted by leakster @evleaks, and Phone Arena claims that the photos are indeed the real deal and they are in fact displaying the Ghost.
Anyway, returning to today’s report, if we take a quick look at the screenshot we can see that the alleged Motorola X Phone has obtained a score of 18218 in the AnTuTu benchmark. Also, according to Ameblo, the smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU clocked at 1.7 GHz and runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. Unfortunately, the site does not provide more information.
Presuming this benchmark test is not fake and this is really the Motorola X Phone, we can compare it to the other AnTuTu benchmarks that have been surfacing the web over the past couple of weeks.
A similar score was obtained by another smartphone, namely the Motorola XT1055, which seemsed to sport the same 1.7 GHz CPU and running Android 4.2.2. The XT1055 managed to score 18252. Another previous report revealed an alleged Google X Phone handset running Android 5.0.1 and being underpinned by a 1.5 GHz processor, which score 15579.
First of all, I have to mention that none of the benchmarks were officially confirmed. Also, we are almost sure that the report about the X Phone running Android 5.0.1 is fake as it seems that Google will not launch Key Lime Pie as soon as we all though. Instead, the company is preparing to release a new version of Jelly Bean, namely Android 4.3, which has been spotted in server logs.
Moving on, it’s obvious that the obake_verizon device is very similar to the Motorola XT1055, thus we can assume that we are in fact talking about the same handset. In other words, the Obake, the X Phone, the Ghost and the XT1055 are actually four different names of the same smartphone. Again, these are just assumptions because the obake handheld could be just as well a new Droid smartphone that will probably be released by Verizon in 2013. Also, there is always the possibility that the benchmark is fake and we are talking about nothing here.
Nevertheless, some of the Google and Motorola executives, even though they have been vague in their statements, suggested that the manufacturer will indeed release a new smartphone in the near future. Now, it remains to be seen if it will be the X Phone or not.