Motorola Moto X (2016) appears on GFXBench with 5.5-inch display, SD-820 chip and dual rear cameras?

When talk first surfaced about a new Motorola Moto Z line for 2016, the first thought by many was that the Moto Z was replacing the Moto X as the manufacturer's new flagship phone. But after the Motorola Moto Z and Motorola Moto Z Force models were officially unveiled, it was Motorola that came out and said that the Moto X was alive and well

Today, we just might have seen the specs of the Motorola Moto X (2016) leaked via GFXBench. First, some background. Back in April, a Geekbench benchmark test of Motorola model XT1650 surfaced, and was quickly rumored to be the Motorola Moto X (2016). That device featured a Snapdragon 820 chipset, 4GB of RAM, and Android 6.0.1 on board.

The model discovered today on GFXBench shares many of the same specs. It also shares the same XT1650 model number. So based on the latest leak, it appears that the Motorola Moto X (2016) will carry a 5.5-inch display with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. Under the hood you should find the Snapdragon 820 chipset with a quad-core 2.1GHz CPU, and the Adreno 530 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside, along with 32GB of native storage.

It appears that a dual camera set up will be found on the Moto X (2016), with both a 21MP and a 16MP rear camera listed on GFXBench. 4K video can be shot with the pair. A 5MP front-facing camera will take selfies and handle video chats, and Android 6.0.1 looks to be pre-installed.

The specs sound familiar, don't they? That's because they match the specs on the Moto Z Force except for one difference, the dual rear cameras on back. Is it possible that the only thing separating the Moto Z and this year's Moto X is the addition of a second camera on the back of the latter? Is it possible that the Moto Z series supports the Moto Mods and the Moto X doesn't?

Until we get the official word from Motorola, anything is possible. In fact, we suggest that right now you head to your pantry and take this story with the proverbial grain of salt.




1. iushnt

Posts: 3085; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Price it around $400 and then I will recommend it to many.

16. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

I doubt it, the price, that is. Moto pure was about $500, so with a premium built is going to cost around $500. I just wish it didn't have that stupid square finger on the front. I hope that is the actual device, nicely done.

20. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I assume you meant to say the Moto X Pure was about $400, not $500. It launched for $399 in the US.

38. Mxyzptlk unregistered

64GB was $499, so he was right.

42. Scott93274

Posts: 6031; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

The phone costs $399, you can spend more than that and get a larger storage capacity or customized back plate using Moto Maker but those are entirely optional. It's perfectly reasonable to suggest that the 2016 Moto X will be priced around $400 to $500 though.

43. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Thanks Scott, for proving Mxy's understanding to be deflecting.

45. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Thanks for proving that you missed the point by a few thousand miles.

46. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I know. I just wanted to point out that he wasn't completely off the mark since the stock 64GB models were $499.

49. Scott93274

Posts: 6031; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I think the current rumored specs and the "possibility" of it being a Google Tango phone would make it close to $500. All speculation though.

54. sgodsell

Posts: 7190; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Look at Lenovo's phab2 pro which is $499. Dual sim, 4gb of ram, QHD display, Tango, 64gb of expandable storage. Coming this September to Lowe's.

58. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

By your reasoning, I could say the iPhone 6s Plus costs $949, since that's what the 128GB runs for. Most people use the starting price, not the fully loaded price.

22. zex999

Posts: 92; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Also have a bigger battery as well similar to the Moto Z force because the OnePlus 3 was a disappointment in that regard.

2. fyah_king unregistered

$400 for 128GB version would be nice.:)

5. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Keep Dreaming.

7. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

True that, if it's SD820 then it's $500+ for 32Gb onwards. I think that's fair pricing since they have to profit a bit as well. I hope it carries forward the Moto design language like the previous X models as well as has dual front facing speakers and an audio jack.

47. Scott93274

Posts: 6031; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I suspect that the front facing stereo speakers are going away as both the Moto X and Moto Z have a finger print scanner on the lower front bezel, I wouldn't expect the Moto X to break from the design change. As for the price, I think $500 might be a reasonable price for the rumored specs. I know that it's a bump over last year's specs, but the SD820 isn't exactly new, storage is actually dirt cheap, and what's another GB of RAM really costing them? ... Though if it does happen to be one of only two consumer available dual camera/Google Tango phones, maybe $500 for might be worth it.

27. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

EVen OnePlus couldn't do that, what makes you think Lenovo could?

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

no fat bottom bezel and no square FPscanner please.. other shape like S7 or Mi5's FPS are fine, and double it as home button

4. NoAllegiance unregistered

What would really be nice is another X Style, 5.7" for $400.

9. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Probably.. since its already Q3 and moto isnt release any mid-ranger yet... :-/ SD652, front stereo speaker. 2k 5.7", a nice camera, huge battery, and if they really need to put FPscanner, just put it on back, right at motorola logo.. and it will be epic if they use SD820 and sell it at $400, lol... since ZUK already do that.. ZUK and moto is under lenovo

41. sgodsell

Posts: 7190; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

They did release a mid-range big phone already. It's called the Lenovo phab2 pro, and it comes with dual sim, expandable storage. Also it comes with 4gb of ram, a SD652 processor, Dolby stereo, Fingerprint scanner, Tango sensors for Augmented reality, and a QHD display. It will be sold a Lowe's in September for $499.

6. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Sell it at 400 dollars!!

44. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Nah, $400? It's sucide. No profit!

48. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Buying a Motorola device right now is suicide.

52. Scott93274

Posts: 6031; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Why? Because they're struggling? Thankfully Apple didn't feel that way in the early to mid 90's when their stock was practically toilet paper. But then came the iMac, iPod, and iPhone and now they're top dogs in the tech industry.

55. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

You are not kidding, I know first hand.

8. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Metal frame plastic back cover removable back removable battery

10. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

It could be a thicker version, without modules, but with a decent battery and the audio jack. Something more traditional than the Z, but probably more usable.

15. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The X series has never been known for battery life bar the Play

11. EC112987

Posts: 1214; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

I'll take a X without the module support and a big battery!! Headphone jack too :)

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