Google’s Project Ara has apparently popped up online, in a benchmark, the famous GFXBench. It’s been a while since we last heard of it and now we also get a codename: A8A01, but there’s something fishy about this leak, namely the diagonal.
The device appeared here with a 13.8 inch screen, leading us to believe it’s either part of an ASUS PadFone style setup, or maybe someone put a “1” in front of a 3.8 inch diagonal by mistake. Google was supposed to launch a pilot project related to this device in 2015, but now it’s hoping for a 2016 rollout. Now someone is testing Project Ara hardware, revealing it runs Android 6.0 and offers a Full HD resolution.
The leak also mentions a Snapdragon 810 processor, Adreno 430 GPU and 3 GB of RAM. Two modules of storage also appear, with a 10 GB and 25 GB capacity, plus two cameras with very modest resolutions. We could be dealing with a fake, so we take it with a big old grain of salt. The Project Ara handset is expected to come with modular slots, letting you expand storage, camera capability and memory on the go.