Potential Project Ara modular smartphone benchmarked
A post on GFXBench could show some of the features of Google’s Project Ara modular smartphone, said to feature two separate storage modules.
The apparent specs sheet appearing on the benchmarking website may simply be detailing a prototype build of the modular smartphone, but it makes for an interesting read nonetheless.
According to the document, Google’s Project Ara device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and features a 1920 x 1080 touchscreen display. Although the benchmark lists the screen at 13.8-inches, this might be a mistake. 13.8cm converted to inches is around 5.4-inches, which is obviously more realistic for a smartphone screen.
Another theory is that the benchmark is detailing a Project Ara tablet, although there’s been no word from Google that such a device is in the works.
Interestingly, the benchmark lists two different storage figures at 10GB and 25GB, which could mean that the smartphone was equipped with two separate storage modules during testing.
The device is running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and Adreno 430 GPU, offering 2.7Gb of memory.
In terms of camera power, the document mentions a 0.3-megapixel back camera with autofocus technology, face detection software and flash. It doesn’t support HDR image capture, however. The front camera is listed at 4.8-megapixels.
Other features mentioned for the potential Google gadget include an accelerometer, Bluetooth, NFC, a pedometer, a barometer and a compass.
Whether or not we’re looking at the actual specs of Google’s Project Ara smartphone remains to be seen, but the document spotted on GFXBench certainly has us excited. It looks like we’re edging closer to the day where we can build our smartphones at home with all the ingredients we choose.
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