Snapdragon 800-powered LG D801 makes GLBenchmark appearance, early scores crush all competition

by: AdrianMarch 29, 2013

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While technically ZTE had the honor of introducing the world’s first smartphone with a Snapdragon 800 CPU inside, chances are there’ll be others to crash Grand Memo’s launch party. You know, the Grand Memo that actually counts, not the already released S4 Pro version.

One of these party poopers could be the Xiaomi MI-3, rumored to land (in China) “sometime next summer”. The only other we know of is a mysterious LG device spotted in GLBenchmark under the D801 moniker.

But not only are we hearing about this D801 for the first time. The thing also carries a bizarre model number, which to our knowledge is totally unlike any other codename used by LG in the past.

LG D801 GLBenchmark-2

We know better than to get overly excited by spotting a phone in GLBenchmark’s database, but chances are this particular handheld is legit. The SoC’s MSM8974 model number checks out, the Adreno 330 GPU likewise and on the whole there’s nothing to scream hoax here.

But besides the CPU/GPU combo, we only know three other things about the LG D801. A. the processor is clocked at 1.7 GHz, B. there’s on-board Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean (for now), and C. the display is a 1,794 x 1,080 pix res unit (or Full HD with virtual buttons).

If I had to take a wild guess, I’d say this is either the Optimus G2 LG confirmed for a fall 2013 release, or an entirely new flagship, probably part of another Optimus family.

LG D801 GLBenchmark

Oh, yeah, one last thing. If the D801 proves real and if it’ll come anytime soon (which we doubt), it could blow all the competition out of the water. The thing’s GLBenchmark results are not impressive. They’re the absolute best ever.

Among the high-enders this fellow can crush 3D performance-wise, there’s the HTC One, LG Optimus G Pro, Sony Xperia Z and ZL and even Apple’s iPad 4. The Samsung Galaxy S4 hasn’t yet flexed its muscles in this particular benchmark, but, judging by other test results, it should still be left trailing by LG’s supposed next “big thing”. Wowzers!

  • Maybe next nexus by lg?

    • Ivan Myring

      Thats what I thought when I read it.
      Probably just a prototype, but I think this shares a lot with what the nexus 5 will have. I hope they increase the clockspeed

  • WarGasm

    Willing to bet this is what the new Nexus will be based on…

    • John Koetsier poyo

      this’s for awhile..
      lg too update…
      waiting the next coming..

  • Arsenal™

    O.o! me getting it surely!

  • This is just a wild Guess no hate please but g2_tmo above on the DISPLAY Row could this be the revival of T-Mobile G Series <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 if it is I might not get the S4. Well see how things go as usual they say "Take it with or as a Grain of Salt"

  • Ivan Budiutama

    ummm tablet?

  • jusephe

    I don’t know… PowerVrSGX 554 MP4 on 300 MHz is a real beast. Tegra 4 can’t beat it, Exynos 5 will propably won’t beat it, but this ?
    I think it’s fake, G2 will not get virtual buttons and in a nexus the chip is always under clocked – The nexus 4 is much slower than the Optimus G in some metrics it’s even slower than galaxy nexus, and why would LG make their nexus better than G2 ?
    Even if it is true iPad (5 th generation) will come in April (rumors), propably before this. And if it will use a Rouge GPU it will be king again for sure, a SINGLE G6200 core could easily beat iPad (4 th generation) by a 60 % reserve.

    • Philo

      What are you on about. Tegra 4 beats the PowerVR 554MP4 on the iPad 4. The benchmark has shown it gets higher framerate, look it up. 57fps (Tegra 4) vs 51.9fps (iPad4). Also you must be joking that the Nexus 4 is slower than the Galaxy Nexus, it’s nearly day and night the difference, animation is a lot smoother due to Adreno 320 vs the SGX540. You really don’t know what your talking about do you?

    • Ho Ku

      that is an interesting claim. This chip *is* underclocked.

  • Kiran Kumar

    Oops !! Blown away! optimus pro is not yet released,now lg is planning for another big flagship?? has lg gone nuts??

  • MasterMuffin

    Why would snappy 800 be clocked at 1,7Ghz, when it can be clocked at 2,3? I WANTS MY GHZ

  • tomislav

    There is AnTuTu benchmark in the wild 32600 Snap 800 at 2.3Ghz.

    We also discovered that Octa 1.6 can reach 27,400 but what is more important its not running on 1066MHz, it’s 800MHz so Octa with 1.6 could reach around even better then 24,7 around 29 to 30 could be…

  • RaptorOO7

    Since Samsung cheaped out on the US GS4 and didn’t give us the Exynos 5 why did they stick us with the Snapdragon 600 instead of the 800?

  • Roberto Tomás

    I’m very impressed with the HTC One in that chart — I didn’t realize the Adreno 320 was performing so much better than originally speculated. The first time I heard about it, it was compared to an iPad 3, maybe a little weaker. Instead it is almost on par with the iPad 4. :)

    • It’s not the same one as in the S4 Pro… this one is higher clocked or beefier speced or something. Adreno 320 [Snapdragon 600] > Adreno 320 [Snapdragon S4 Pro]

      Also Qualcomm says Adreno 330 could be up to twice as fast as the one in One. LOL

      Looks like the perfect SoC for Nexus 10 II…

      • Jon1123

        Or so retarded. They said twice as fast as the og adreno 320. And the adreno 320 in the 600 is the same (over clocked) 320 from the s4pro

  • Ho Ku

    I am dubious — this phone is clocked too slow. Also QUALCOMM bragged a 75% increase; maybe over 1400 in that chart.

  • Did anyone ever give a damn about LG’s flagship (beside the Nexus)??
    They always seems to have the newest tech first, but people seems to never care about it …