The Moto Z can be said to be the first smartphone that got the modularity thing correctly although with some shortcomings such as the high price of the Moto Mods. The phone will be getting a new model this year and while we don’t know anything yet about it’s design we already know a few specs thanks to a Geekbench listing.
A device with model name “motorola XT1650” presumed to be the Moto Z (2017) was benchmarked in the early hours of today. Seeing as it is sporting a msm8998 a.k.a. Snapdragon 835, chances are that it is Motorola’s (Lenovo) flagship for the year.
The device is running the latest version of android (Android 7.1.1) and has a Qualcomm 8-core chip clocked at 1.9GHz. There is also 4GB of RAM on board. It appears Motorola is not joining the 6GB bandwagon this year. How that will help them in the face of several 6GB RAM phones remains unknown.
The test scores for the Moto Z (2017) are quite impressive. In the single-core test, it scores 1930 points and goes on to score a total of 6207 points in the multi-core test. Both scores are higher than what we saw on the Essential FIH-PM1 weeks ago.
There is no launch date yet for the Moto Z (2017) but since last year’s model was released in September, it will be unusual to have this year’s model launch in the first quarter. The design is still pretty much unknown but chances are that it should be able to work with the Moto Mods from last year.