Motorola's "Nio" is a Snapdragon 865+ phone: new leak
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Motorola had officially confirmed an impending Snapdragon 800-powered mobile device at Qualcomm's recent 2020 Tech Summit. This phone is to be the first of the Moto G series to get such a high-end platform.
This news has led to speculation that the OEM might extend itself to the former flagship 865 silicon in order to fulfil this boast. Now, there is a hint that it has in fact gone one slightly better instead.
Geekbench 5 has just acquired a new listing for the "motorola XT2125-4", a model number previously linked to this upcoming first-gen premium Moto - or "nio". This rumored code-name also pops up in the same results page, which, unfortunately, occupies a field that might otherwise provide a hint as to its specific chipset.
As it is, all the Geekbench webpage shows for this component is that it is an octa-core Qualcomm processor clocked at 1.8GHz. However, diving into its raw data reveals that the top speed of the same is in fact 3.09GHz.
Therefore, this may make this upcoming Moto phone even more potentially competitive and compelling in the sub-flagship space of early 2021. Otherwise, it is thought to have an FHD+ display with a refresh rate that goes up to an unusual 105Hz value.
This screen may stand out even more with a double (as opposed to dual) punch-hole slated to make its 16+8MP selfie cameras save on screen real estate while also doing a permanent impression of an emoji into the bargain.