Motorola Shamu aka Nexus 6 Appears in GFX benchmark, Confirms 1080p Display and Snapdragon 801 CPU
A concept design image of Nexus 6 or Motorola ShamuRishi Ramesh

The Nexus 6, aka Motorola Shamu, has been in the spotlight following Google's revelation about a new Nexus-like program called Android Silver being under development.

Following the recent leak of the Xperia Z3 handset being spotted in a benchmark, the same website GFXbench has shed more light on a probable Nexus 6 device from Motorola being tested in a graphics benchmark.

Shamu, the codename for Nexus 6, is apparently named after the infamous killer whale show that was the star attraction at San Diego SeaWorld. This internal codenaming seems to be in line with Google's tradition of naming its Nexus devices after water creatures.

Motorola Shamu aka Nexus 6 Appears in GFX Benchmark, Confirms 1080p Display and Snapdragon 801 CPU
Motorola Shamu aka Nexus 6 Appears in GFX Benchmark, Confirms 1080p Display and Snapdragon 801 CPUTechTastic

To add much credence to the GFXbench test for Nexus 6, a Dutch website Techtastic has confirmed via another leaked benchmark screenshot that the highly-rumoured Nexus phone has indeed passed one of the GFXBench tests called Manhattan.

According to the benchmark report, the rumoured Nexus 6 scores in line with the performance of Snapdragon 801 chipset based devices (Galaxy S5, Xperia Z2, HTC One M8 and OnePlus One) when used with a 1080 pixel screen setup.

Speculation is rife that Motorola Shamu could sport a large 5.9in full HD screen instead of the Quad HD panel found on the LG G3, as the benchmark results show the QHD display to be affecting the performance of the G3 in comparison to other smartphones which are running full HD screens.

The report undoubtedly points to the Nexus 6 being equipped with a 1080p screen and powered by the Snapdragon 801 processor.