Rumors and leaks related to the Motorola Moto X have been fairly abundant, but it's been hard so far to piece together a more thorough expectation of the type of hardware that will be packed into the next Motorola flagship. A device with model number XT1097, believed to be the Moto X+1, made an appearance on Geekbench
recently, and put the doubts that the Moto X+1 will stick to an older, Snapdragon 800 processor to bed. As it turns out, however, there's still some mystery left over.
According to GFXBench's database of devices that have passed its tests, the XT1097 will indeed come with a Snapdragon 800 chip. That said, the cores' clock speed of 2.5GHz indicates that this is actually the Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974-AC) -- the same chip packed into the Galaxy S5. Perhaps this is an unresolved issue on GFXBench's side, and their system doesn't yet understand the subtle differences between the two.
|Model||Max Krait 400 CPU clock||Max Adreno 330 GPU clock||ISP||eMMC||Dual SIM, Dual Active||Memory interface|
(Z1, Note 3, G2, G Pro 2)
|Snapdragon 800||2.26 GHz||450MHz||320MHz||v. 4.5||NO||800MHz|
(Z2, Z2 Tablet, Find 7)
|Snapdragon 801||2.36 GHz||578MHz||465MHz||v. 5.0||YES||933MHz|
|Snapdragon 801||2.45 GHz||578MHz||465MHz||v. 5.0||YES||933MHz|
Anyways, moving on, the benchmark pass indicates a 5.2-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel
resolution screen, which would constitute a significant increase from the Moto X's 4.7-inch glass. Interestingly enough, the device currently known as the Motorola Shamu, believed to be the Nexus 6
, will also come with a 5.2-inch screen, but a higher, Quad HD (1440 x 2560) resolution. Perhaps Motorola really has been tasked with producing the next Nexus phone? Time will tell.
The rest of the scoop includes a 12-megapixel rear camera (could be 13MP, as GFXBench has been known to mistake these) with support for 4K UHD video capture. At the front, there appears to be a 2-megapixel selfie snapper. Lastly, the device comes loaded with 2 gigs of RAM, and runs on the very latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat update.