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Motorola X Phone rumors, benchmarks march on

Newly uncovered Motorola XT1055 is the latest in string of rumors associated with the fabled Motorola X Phone.

One of many concept designs for the rumored X Phone. Rain Tomista

Benchmarks for a smartphone called the Motorola XT1055 have emerged online this week, leading many to believe the device could be part of the fabled X Phone series.

The benchmark scores for the rumored handset show an Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system with a Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor.

Considering the model number and very preliminary specifications, we could be looking at one of the first X Phones from the Motorola and Google team.

As a frame of reference, Verizon's Motorola Droid Razr HD carries the XT926 model number, which is similar to the one found here. Aside from the CPU, however, the only other "known" factors are the total benchmark score of 18,252 and that the testing is being conducted in the United States.

Previous X Phone rumors suggest that consumers could be in for a experience that includes tailored hardware with multiple choices in shell materials. Other, perhaps outlandish, details are purported to include an always-listening mode, unlockable bootloader and SIM, and stock Android 5.0. One report even suggests that the X Phone can predict what actions the user will perform and open specific apps ahead of time.

The first specs for a rumored Motorola X Phone? AnTuTu benchmarks

Once slated to arrive as early as May, the smartphone (or smartphones) now look like they could be delayed a few months. With Google I/O fast approaching, we can only hope to learn more about the XT1055 there.

As for me, personally, well, I am not holding my breath just yet. I think we might have some Android 4.3 business to deal with first.