Two Versions of the Upcoming Moto X (2016) to be Launched in June

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Lenovo is all set to launch its Moto X (2016) in a month’s time from now following a statement made in San Francisco at the Tech World Conference.

Also known as Moto X4, many reports have started appearing about this smartphone. According to a tweet by Evan Blass whose tweets have proved to be accurate, there are two upcoming versions of this handset that will be available. Based on information from multiple sources, these gadgets have been codenamed Vertex and Vector Thin. Whilst the handsets are similar in many ways, there are noteworthy differences as well. Of the two models, VectorThin is said to be the higher end model and will cost more than the Vertex counterpart.

The exact dimensions and weight of the two Lenovo flagship smartphones are not yet known. But, the leaked images posted by HelloMotoHKindicate that the Vector Thin smartphone is the slimmer of the two devices. There are a few talks that the former gadget will be as thin as 5.2mm, while the latter is going to be visibly bulkier with a thickness of 7mm. If this is true, you can expect a really slim smartphone from Lenovo among its other offerings. Both devices are said to come with a full metal body that is very likely to be the standard aluminum and feature modular backplates with 16 dots or metal pins at the bottom. These are referred to as amps and serve as connection pins for connection to external accessories.

Per a study on the screens of the two Moto X (2016) smartphones, they have both similarities and dissimilarities. The key similarity lies in the display technology used. Both screens utilize the same AMOLED display technology and 5.5-inch screen size. Yet, a striking disparity is expected to be noticed in the pixel resolutions and pixel densities. While the higher end Vector Thin is said to have a QHD display and an excellent pixel resolution and pixel density of 2560 x 1440 and 534ppi respectively, the corresponding values of the Full HD Vertex are slated to be the normal 1920 x 1080 and 401ppi.If so, there is undoubtedly no question as to which variant would yield better results in terms of clarity and crispness. QHD has also proven to show better performance than Full HD in the past.

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Going by the gossips that are doing the rounds, the two smartphones are equipped with two entirely different hardware configuration set ups under their hoods. The more expensive Vector Thin is in all probability likely to be launched with a 2GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset and an Adreno 530 graphics processor. In contrast, the Vertex handset is anticipated to come out with a 2.4GHz octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset and an Adreno 506 GPU. Even as the exact details of RAM and internal storage are not available, talks are that the Vector Thin will have either 3GB or 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. On the other hand, the equivalent values for the Vertex are either 2GB or 3GB RAM and 16GB or 32GB storage. Moreover, if the rumors turn out to be true, they will both support memory expansion to a 128GB limit. With expectations that the Moto X (2016) handsets will be pure Android smartphones, they will come with Android 6.0 Marshmallow or the current operating system installed. Testing phase is being done on the two gadgets with Marshmallow installed on them.

No input is available as of date regarding the front secondary shooters in either smartphone. Yet, there are few interesting inputs of what you may find in their rear primary snappers. The Vector Thin in all likelihood will have a slightly better resolution of 16MP for its primary camera that supports laser autofocus and phase detection autofocus. Reports state that the Vertex will integrate a slightly lesser pixel rating of 13MP for its rear camera that allows laser autofocus and optical image stabilization. If so, nighttime or low lighting shots will appearbetter with the Vertex.


The battery will be bigger in the Vertex, which could also be one of the major reasons that this Moto X (2016) smartphone is the bulkier device. Even as the Vertex uses a 3,500 mAh battery, the Vector Thin will encompass a smaller and less powerful 2,600 mAh battery.

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