The previous Moto X Style and Play models were unveiled in July, but they were officially released in September. It’s already July 18, but Motorola still hasn’t given any information about the new flagship, stating only that the Moto X 2016 is under development. Its specs have been recently spotted on GFXBench and they are similar to those revealed in April, via a Geekbench benchmark test of the model XT1650 model.
So, the Motorola model that is believed to be the next Moto X flagship appeared on GFXBench and it features a Snapdragon 820 chipset with a quad-core 2.1GHz processor backed by an Adreno 530 GPU and 4GB of RAM. The display measures 5.5-inch and it supports a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (QHD) and while it’s still unknown how the device will look like, it seems that on its back will be found a dual camera set up consisting of a 21MP and a 6MP rear camera supporting 4K video recording. As for the front camera that can be used for taking selfies, it supports a resolution of 5MP.
The Motorola Moto X 2016 will run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box, but it’s no surprise. If these specs sound familiar to you it’s because they are the same specs that Motorola has chosen for the Moto Z Force, except that it has a simple rear camera of 21MP. Motorola hasn’t confirmed any of these details, but if the leaked specs will prove to be true, then the Moto X 2016 will be an improved variant of the Moto Z Force, featuring a sturdy metal body with a dual camera on its back.
Last year, the Moto X 2015 came in two variants of phablets: the smaller X Play with a 5.5-inch Full HD display powered by a Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 octa core processor clocked at 1.7GHz and backed by 2GB of RAM, and the X Style with a 5.7-inch QHD display powered by a Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 hexa core processor clocked at 1.8GHz and which is backed by 3GB of RAM. Both devices share the same cameras: 21MP on the back with phase detection autofocus and dual-LED flash, and 5MP on the front.