It was previously thought that the ZTE Grand Memo will be the first smartphone in the world to boast a Snapdragon 800 chipset, it seems that other phone makers are planning to fit Qualcomm’s latest processing solution inside their smartphones. Just like the title above suggests, LG might be one of the first companies to introduce a Snapdragon 800-powered terminal. We are supecting it to be the Nexus 5.
The South Korea-based company might also have competition coming from china, as the rumors are indicating that Xiaomi MI-3 will also sport a Snapdragon 800 CPU, and the smartphone is expected to debut “this summer.”
Returning to the LG smartphone, the GLBenchmark logs hold details about an unannounced LG D810 device underpinned by a Snapdragon 800 CPU.
It’s the first time we are hearing about the LG D801, but this is not the only surprising aspect of the model. We’ve never seen an LG model so far having a model number using the Dxxx pattern, thus we aren’t expecting it to be part of the Optimus line-up.
After digging deeper in GLBenchmark logs we’ve been able to squeeze out more details about the processor of the LG D801. The model number of the SoC is MSM8974 and checks out with what Qualcomm announced at CES 2013, and it has an Adreno 330 GPU, also announced at CES 2013.
But these aren’t the only details of the LG D801 revealed by the benchmarks. The CPU is clocked at 1.7 GHz, it’s running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, and has a display resolution of 1,794 x 1,080 pixels. The clock speed is a bit confusing for us, as the American chipset maker said that the Snapdragon 800 will be based on four Krait 400 cores clocked at 2.3 GHz.
Now let’s compile all these details and tell you what we believe these are the benchmark tests of the Nexus 5.
Recent rumors have indicated that Google will continue its partnership with LG, so the South Koreans will be the ones to make the Nexus 5. But this isn’t the main reason why we believe the LG D801 is the Nexus 4 follow-up. The screen resolution is the one that gives it away: 1,794 x 1,080 pixels resolution is typical for a smartphone that comes with software buttons. LG is known for making smartphones that come with a physical Home button and two capacitive buttons below the display, while the software buttons layout coincides with Google’s philosophy.
Moreover, the Nexus 5 is expected to be officially announced mid-May at Google I/O event, thus it might hit the market in June. Guess what? The rumored Nexus 5 release date lands with the Snapdragon 800 release date announced by Qualcomm at CES 2013 for “this summer.”
Don’t be fooled about the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean version running on the LG D801, because this is a prototype, and by the time Google will announce it at the I/O event, Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie will come pre-installed on it.
What do you say? Is the LG D810 the new Nexus 5? The comments area is all yours.