Looks like Lenovo will spring a surprise by including two more models, the Moto G5 (XT1676) and the Moto Z Play (XT1635-03), for Android Pie update as seen on the Geekbench benchmarking site.
Both the devices haven’t made it to the list of devices confirmed to get Android Pie upgrade, according to the official announcment by Motorola in a blog post. However, now that these two phones are seen on Geekbench with the monikers motorola XT1676 and motorola XT163503 respectively, you would tend to think that the OS upgrades for the device users must be on the way.
Moto G5 was Launched in 2017
Launched in March 2017, the Moto G5 has a 5 inch display and is powered by the Qualcomm 8937 Snapdragon 430 processor (the same as reflected on the Geekbench report). The phone comes in 2 variants of 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage and 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage. At the time of launch, the phone was loaded with the Android Nougat version 7, but it has got upgraded to the Android Oreo version 8.1 later. The phone being sighted on the benchmarking site now with the Android pie shows the device is up for a second OS upgrade.
Moto Z Play was Launched in 2016
Moto Z Play phone has a Droid suffix for the US market and is known as the Moto Z Play Droid edition. This phone is even older than the Moto G5 and was seen in the market for the first time in September 2016. Despite being released before Moto G5, the phone has better specs than Moto G5 and has a carries a higher price tag as well. The Super AMOLED touchscreen display on this phone is 5.5 inches in size and full HD+ 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution. The processor on this phone is a higher ranked Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625SoC.
In 2016, the phone got launched with the Android Marshmallow, version 6.0. It has seen 2 upgrades already and is unlikely to get Android 9. If the appearance on the Geekbench site turns out to be true, the Moto Z Play would be seen running on the third major OS since its released. What we see in Geekbench listing could be a custom ROM powered by Lineage OS. With these backgrounds, the users of the phone must indeed be in for a surprise when they get the upgrade to the latest Android Pie OS.
We have already reported other Motorola phones running Android Pie as spotted in Geekbench and the list includes Moto Z2 Play, Moto Z2 Force and Moto G5s. Some have come as a surprise while the others were definitely expected. Keep coming back for more updates.