In 2015, Motorola announced two variants of the Moto X – a mid-range Moto X Play and a flagship Moto X Style. While rumors of the Moto X 2016 model (s) have been here for quite some time now, Lenovo chose to come in with a new style of doing things instead.
In June this year, the Chinese tech giant, which now owns Motorola following its 2014 acquisition from Google, announced two handsets in the shape of Moto Z and Moto Z Force, the latter being a U.S. market-specific variant. These two handsets debuted what has never been seen before on a Motorola handset – modular design.
Back at the MWC 2016, LG debuted the LG Friends, accessories that come together with the LG G5 flagship and can be attached to the phone to add different functionality. Now, Motorola has taken this modular design to the next level with its Moto Z and Moto Z Force handsets, but it seems this is not going to be the end for the Google Nexus 6 maker thanks to leaked details of a possible Moto X 2016 handset.
If you have been wondering whether Lenovo will indeed refresh the Moto X 2015 like it has already done with the Moto G4 and the pending Moto E3, well, your worries should be no more. Apparently, the Moto X 2016 has received certification documents in China, something that basically confirms the phone is indeed coming. Even though there is really not much we can gather from the listing as far as the Moto X 2016 specs and features are concerned, it does show that the handset will come powered by a MediaTek Helio P10 processor. Another notable feature from the leak is presence of fast charging, which has become a standard for 2016 flagships.
However, given that the Helio P10 SoC is not a flagship processor, it is possible that Lenovo will be selling the Moto X 2016 as a mid-ranger. This means that the newly unveiled Moto Z and Moto Z Force will now remain as the company’s 2016 flagships.
Sometimes back, a GFXBench report came in with a list of Moto X 2016 specs and on the list was a Helio P10 SoC, alongside a 3GB RAM and onboard storage of 32GB. You also get a 4.6-inch Full HD resolution screen and Android Marshmallow right out of the box. The back of the phone will carry a decent 16MP snapper while the front will come with an 8MP sensor.
Other than these, there is really nothing much we know about the upcoming Moto X 2016, but who knows, Lenovo might decide to include a fingerprint scanner on the phone. Keep following us and we’ll know just if this happens.