Motorola had introduced two Moto X smartphones last year, the Moto X Play and Moto X Style. The Moto X Play was introduced as the company’s mid-range offering, while the Moto X Style was the company’s flagship smartphone. That being said, Motorola had introduced two flagship devices back in June this year, the Moto Z and Moto Z Force. The company had decided to take a somewhat different approach this time around, these two handsets differ quite a bit than the Moto X Style. Having that in mind, many people have been wondering whether Motorola has any intention to release a Moto X-branded smartphone this year. Well, we’ve seen quite a few leaks thus far that suggest Moto X 2016 is on the way, and today’s leak only adds more fuel to the fire, read on.
If you take a look at the image down below, you’ll get to see certification documentation from China, which suggests Moto X 2016 is on its way. Now, this listing really does not reveal much in terms of Moto X’s specifications, but it does reveal that the phone will be fueled by the Helio P10 SoC, which is manufactured by MediaTek, and that the device will include fast charging. This is a mid-range processor, and its inclusion definitely suggests that the company has opted to move the Moto X line to the mid-range sector, while they intend to keep their recently introduced Moto Z devices on a pedestal. Now, this listing only confirms what we already knew thanks to a listing which surfaced on GFXBench back in June. According to GFXBench, the upcoming Moto X handset will not only ship with the Helio P10 SoC, but will also pack in 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The device will, if the listing is to be believed, come with a 4.6-inch fullHD (1920 x 1080) display, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. The 16-megapixel shooter will be available on the back of the device, and an 8-megapixel snapper will, seemingly, be located on the front side of this smartphone.
That is pretty much everything we know thus far. We’re not entirely sure what will the device look like, but Motorola might want to keep it similar to the rest of its 2016 lineup in terms of the design, and include a fingerprint scanner up front. In any case, stay tuned, we’ll report back soon.