The sixth-generation Moto G series is set to launch on April 19. This year we will be getting three devices – the Moto G6 Play, the Moto G6, and the Moto G6 Plus. The Moto G6 Plus which is the most powerful of the three has been seen on Geekbench and it reveals a few specification details.
The device was benchmarked earlier today. It runs Android 8.0 Oreo, has 4GB of RAM, and is powered by the Snapdragon 660 (sdm660) processor.
If you have been paying attention to news of the Moto G6 Plus, then you may have read that it is powered by a Snapdragon 630 processor. But Geekbench says it is a Snapdragon 660 chipset, so what could be going on?
Don’t be confused. The Moto G6 Plus actually has a Snapdragon 630 processor and not SD 660 as shown in the benchmark results.
Back in 2017, when the HTC U11 Life was about to be released, Geekbench results showed that it was powered by a Snapdragon 660 processor. However, Roland Quandt said it is actually a Snapdragon 630 and that the benchmark site wrongly identifies it as a Snapdragon 660. When the phone did launch, it came with a Snapdragon 630 processor on board.
Remember, QC SD630 is wrongly identified as 660 quite often in Geekbench. So no, the HTC U11 life does not have a 660.
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) October 23, 2017
This is the same thing happening now. The Moto G6 Plus will launch with a Snapdragon 630 and it has also been confirmed by retail stores that already listed it ahead of launch.
The Geekbench listing also includes the phone’s benchmark scores. It scored 866 points in the single-core test and 4123 points in the multi-core test. The 6GB RAM variant should have a slightly higher score.
The Moto G6 Plus will come with a 5.93” FHD+ display, dual rear cameras (12MP+5MP), a 16MP selfie camera, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and a 3,200mAh battery.