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Motorola flagship spotted on Geekbench

Hopefully the new Moto Z will have better battery life this time around to support the QHD screen. (Source: Android Police)
Hopefully the new Moto Z will have better battery life this time around to support the QHD screen. (Source: Android Police)
The Moto Z (2016) may be getting its successor soon, though details about the hardware inside the phone remain scarce. What is clear thus far is that the phone will feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chipset.

Recent benchmarks that have appeared on Geekbench suggest we may be getting a successor to the Moto Z (2016). The device, listed as Motorola XT1650, is powered by a 1.9 GHz octa-core Qualcomm MSM8998 SOC, which indicates a Snapdragon 835 processor. It also has 4GB of RAM and runs Android Nougat version 7.1.1.

Little information about the flagship is available at the moment, but based on what we know from the Moto Z (2016), this mysterious benchmarked phone seems like an incremental upgrade over the previous one. This will likely be Motorola’s first device to feature the Snapdragon 835, which is already planned to appear in the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Xiaomi Mi 6.

Known in the US as the Motorola Moto Z Droid, the 2016 version of the phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and also has 4GB of RAM. It also has a 5.5-inch QHD display and features a 13 MP rear-facing camera and 5 MP front-facing shooter.

Motorola has yet to update its current unlocked Moto Z and Moto Z Play handsets to Nougat, causing some frustration among users. The company recently announced that they intend to bring Nougat to unlocked Moto Z phones in February and unlocked Moto Z Play handsets in March.

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Isaac Brown, 2017-01-21 (Update: 2017-01-21)
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I joined Notebookcheck at the end of 2016 after being a dedicated reader of the website for the past six years, occasionally tuning out various lecturers to read reviews of the latest gaming and business laptops. As a writer and tech enthusiast, I focus mostly on smartphones, the latest trending gadgets like VR headsets, and the businesses that create it all. When I’m not admiring the latest graphics cards, I write short fiction and arrange for a cappella.