Moto Z2 Flagship Listed On Geekbench With Snapdragon 835

A device listed as the Moto Z2 appeared in the database of mobile benchmarking tool Geekbench earlier today, boasting high-end specs that indicate Motorola Mobility is working on a full-featured Android flagship that's expected to be released later this year. Unlike the recently announced Moto Z2 Play, the supposed Moto Z2 is powered by the Snapdragon 835 system-on-chip (SoC), Qualcomm's latest piece of 64-bit silicon and the first one built on the 10nm process, boasting eight cores clocked at a maximum frequency of 1.9GHz and the Adreno 540 graphics chip. The newly listed Moto-branded device also sports 4GB of RAM and was running Android 7.1.1 Nougat at the time of its testing. This particular variant of Google's operating system likely wasn't modified in a significant manner as the Chicago, Illinois-based original equipment manufacturer (OEM) traditionally ships devices running almost stock Android.

The supposed Moto Z2 scored 1,879 points in Geekbench's single-core performance test and was awarded a score of 6,503 points in the multi-core one, suggesting that the upcoming device will be comparable to other premium offerings on the market that are set to be released this year. The Moto Z2 is one of nine devices that were depicted in a recent leak of what was said to be Motorola's entire lineup for the remainder of 2017, and with the Moto C, Moto C Plus, and the Moto Z2 Play being already announced, the Lenovo-owned company is now apparently left with half a dozen other smartphones that are yet to be officially launched. Apart from the Moto Z2, the U.S. company is also expected to unveil the Moto X (2017) — that's said to be marketed as the Moto X4 — Moto G5S, Moto G5S Plus, and a number of other models.

Motorola is now seemingly looking to adopt a product strategy that's similar to the one Samsung has been employing for many years now, with the company planning to release a wide variety of handsets that are meant to compete in virtually all price ranges. While mid-range and entry-level devices can't ensure high profit margins like flagships can, some OEMs like Motorola still deem them a worthy investment despite the increasingly rising competition in these segments. More details on the upcoming Moto Z2 may follow in the coming weeks.

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