It appears that despite previous reports of Motorola Mobility discontinuing the Motorola Moto X line of smartphones in favor of the new flagship series, the Moto Z line, the company might still go on with the Moto X line — only this time, it would releasing a new smartphone that falls in the mid-range category. This was due to a recently spotted GFXBench listing in June that shows what is being speculated to be the new Motorola Moto X 2016.
In the listing, a certain new Motorola device with a model number of “Motorola XT1662” was showcased. Notably, the specs listed for the device does seem to indicate that it is a mid-range device, so it was obviously speculated that it would be part of the Moto X line.
As per the listing, the alleged Motorola X device sports a 4.6-inch Full HD display, with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The device runs under the MediaTek MT6755 chipset, and it sports an octa-core ARMv8 Cortex A53 central processing unit (CPU) clocking in at 2.5 GHz.
As for the graphics, the device sports a Mali T860 graphics card, something that is decent enough to handle most mid-level games out now. As for the memory capacity, the device packs 3 GB worth of random access memory (RAM) — the listing shows only 2.7 GB though, which could mean that the missing 300 MB is the memory allotted to run the Android system of the device. Add to that, the device packs 24 GB worth of storage — again, with some of it allotted for the system storage, which means that the device has 32 GB worth of internal storage capacity.
The rear camera has a 15-megapixel lens with a Quad HD video recording capability. The front-facing snapper, meanwhile, is at 7 megapixels with 1080p Full HD recording capabilities.
But here’s something to think about : why would Lenovo shrink a Moto X down to 4.6 inches of screen real estate when the market clearly says the bigger the better?
It turns out, Lenovo isn’t. According to Pocketnow, “A very knowledgeable source when it comes to this sort of thing (though not exactly @evleaks) claims the compact MediaTek-powered phone will be branded along the lines of Lenovo Moto M. Or just plain and simple Moto M. And yes, it should sit between the G and Z on the hardware totem pole, featuring 3GB RAM, a Helio P10 SoC, and 16/8MP cameras.”
So far, Motorola has not made a statement about the alleged Moto X 2016.