Motorola’s this year flagship, the Moto Z (2017) is reportedly in works after the smartphone was spotted on the famous benchmarking website, Geekbench. The device scored 1930 in the single core test and 6207 in multi-core test. As per the listing, the smartphone bears the model number XT1650 and comes with Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system. Further, the device is likely to come with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM. Android Pure was first to spot the listing a couple of days ago which is when the device appeared to have been tested.
The Moto Z was launched in India in October at Rs 39,999 along with the Moto Z Play. Coming with a water repelling coating, the smartphone is made of military aircraft-grade aluminium and stainless steel and is only 5.2 mm thin wrapping a 5.5-inch Quad-HD AMOLED screen. On the inside, it is powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor paired with 4 GB RAM and 64GB if internal storage which is expandable up to 2TB. For the battery, the device features a 2600 mAh battery and offers a bunch of connectivity options such as NFC, fingerprint reader, 4G connectivity, AGPS, USB Type-C port, WiFi (ac), 3.5mm headphone jack etc. For the camera, there is a 13-megapixel rear camera with F1.8 aperture, optical image stabilisation, laser autofocus, 8x digital zoom,4K video recording ability, slow motion video recording feature, professional mode etc. For the front, there is a 5-megapixel camera with wide angle lens, f/2.2 aperture, professional and beauty modes. Interestingly, the smartphone features LED flash on both front and back. Being the rare breed of boasting dual front firing speakers, the Moto Z also comes with a host of sensors such as accelerometer, gyroscope, hall effect, magnetometer, proximity sensor, and ambient light sensor.
Motorola banked heavily on the Moto Z, however, the smartphone failed to impress its audience despite the fact that it came in with pretty solid specifications apart from the modular design. It will be interesting to see if the company retains the modular concept or follows LG and comes back to the normal aesthetics.
Meanwhile, the Lenovo-owned company is also expected to unveil the new Moto G5 Plus at the MWC 2017. Rounding up the specs, the Moto G5 Plus is rumoured to feature a 5.5-inch full HD display with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. On the inside, it is likely to be powered by a 2.0 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, along with 4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage.
For the optics, the smartphone is likely to sport either a 12-megapixel or 13-megapixel rear camera with Dual LED flash and an 8-megapixel or 5-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling. The smartphone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system and is backed up by a 3080mAh battery. The device is also said to house a fingerprint scanner, which is embedded in its home button. Besides, the smartphone comes with built-in WiFi, a microUSB port, 3.5 mm jack etc.
Note: The cover image is of Moto Z (2016)