With Motorola having already unveiled its first flagship phones — the Moto Z and Moto Z Force — while under new management, it seems that Lenovo’s newest mobile arm is not done with announcing additional phones before year’s end, if two benchmark tests are to be believed.
Rumored to be the Moto Z Play that was nowhere to be seen during Monday’s Lenovo Tech World, the XT1635-01 appeared on Geekbench’s benchmarking website. According to the benchmark, the phone sports a 2.02GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset with 3GB RAM. Furthermore, the XT1635-01 features Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, which should be a vanilla-laden affair, given Motorola’s propensity to stick to as close to stock Android as possible while also adding a few handy features.
Rumored specifications of the unannounced Z Play include a 5.5-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 resolution display, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, a 13MP rear shooter, and a sizable 3,600mAh battery.
Moving along to the XT1662, this Motorola device was spotted on GFXBench’s benchmarking website. According to the listing, the XT1662 packs a 4.6-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 resolution display, with an 8MP camera on the front and a 16MP camera on the back. In addition, the phone is powered by a 2.1GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6735 chipset and 3GB RAM.
Elsewhere, the XT1662 comes with 32GB of native storage, with the phone running vanilla Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. Finally, the XT1662 seems to include your standard array of sensors and radios, though NFC is excluded.
Interestingly, the XT1662 is rumored to be this year’s Moto X — an interesting rumor since Motorola told Digital Trends that the Moto X, which has been the company’s flagship phone for the last three years, is “alive and well.” Motorola did not confirm or deny that a new addition to the lineup is in the works for release sometime this year, but if the XT1662 is indeed 2016’s addition to the Moto X family, then more than a few steps backward have been taken.
Digital Trends reached out to Motorola for comment and will update the article accordingly.
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