Motorola’s popular mod friendly Moto Z launched six months ago but the company is already ready to launch Moto Z 2017 edition with the latest Qualcomm processor and slightly improved specifications.
A recent Geekbench screenshot has confirmed the new Motorola XT1650 to be the next Moto Z 2017 edition. The phone has scored an impressive score of 6207 in multi-core testing and 1930 in single core tests. The model according to the image is powered by a MSM8998 motherboard which belongs to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, reports AndroidPure.
The new System on Chip (SoC) was recently revealed by the company and it is yet to be introduced in any of the flagship models. Rumors claimed that Samsung Galaxy S8 and the S8 Edge might receive the newest chipset. The Xiaomi Mi 6 will also use the same. However, none of these devices are launched so far and the manufacturers have not confirmed as they continue to stay as rumored specifications. The Geekbench scores and test screenshot is more credible as it shows the Moto Z 2017 scored such numbers powered by the best in class Qualcomm chip.
Apart from these specifications, it is also confirmed that the phone will have ample 4GB of RAM to keep processes snappy and will run on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. While everything sounds credible and very much promising for the rumored model, Motorola has not released any information. You can probably assume that they are working on a new phone and based on the model, it seems to be another Moto Z in the making.
However, Motorola may choose to rename it or go with an entirely new flagship model for the year 2017. With no official information, you can keep your fingers crossed that the company does have at least one model that will be powered by the latest Snapdragon 835 chip. It promises better Wifi capabilities, new bluetooth technology, faster charging and obviously bunch load of power that could easily put computers released five years ago to shame. Nougat will also introduce multi-window that will make it easy to browse two apps at once and UI changes making it one of the best Android launches since Kit Kat 4.4 version.
Motorola has also confirmed in an earlier update that they will continue to release new modes to support the Moto Z, Z Play and two other smartphones that support mods. It will carry forward with the 2017 edition models as well.