Google I/O 2013 may reveal a newer version of the popular LG Nexus 4 with an LTE-capable version. According to leaked photos, the Nexus 4 LTE smartphone has now been benchmarked.
The alleged Antutu benchmark results show that the Nexus 4 LTE is running the also soon-to-be-announced OS, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Compared to the original Nexus 4, the benchmark results of 18042 are beat by the newer model Nexus 4 LTE, which scored 19462.
The photo of the leaked benchmark results, as published on AndroidOS.in Wednesday, has sparked speculation about its authenticity. Last year, the Nexus 4 was launched with only HSPA+ support and a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor from Qualcomm.
For the Nexus 4 LTE, there is no other information available about the specs other than that it will feature 32GB of internal storage and run the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The Antutu benchmark photo clocks the processor at 1.5 GHz, which suggests that it may also be the Snapdragon S4 Pro.
As reported by Android Police last week, allegedly leaked server logs showed that Google is set to announce Android 4.3 at this year's Google I/O event in May. The devices mentioned to receive the new Jelly Bean build were the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7. If the benchmark photo is legit, this coincides with the leaked server log snapshots. If the server logs are legit, then the Nexus 4 LTE rumors may be actual fact.
Based on the Antutu benchmarks, the Nexus 4 LTE doesn't compare to the benchmarks of newer devices like the Galaxy S4 or the HTC One. The Galaxy S4 running Qualcomm's Snapdragon 600 scored 23858 on an Antutu benchmark test. The HTC One scored just below the Galaxy S4 with a test result of 22678.