Specs for next-generation Motorola Moto E leak?

Specs for next-generation Motorola Moto E leak?
The specs for two new Motorola handsets have been revealed thanks to a trip taken by the pair through the GFXBench benchmark site, We know that these are Motorola handsets and not Lenovo branded phones thanks to the model numbers. Both devices (XT1700 and XT1706) have traditional Motorola model numbers consisting of the letters "XT"  followed by four numbers.

The XT1700 features a 5-inch screen with a 720 x 1280 HD resolution. The MediaTek MT6735P SoC is under the hood with a quad-core 1GHz CPU and the Mali-T720 GPU. 2GB of RAM is inside along with 16GB of native storage. An 8MP camera adorns the back of the unit, with a 5MP snapper in front for selfies and video chats. The XT1706 carries the same exact specs, and both phones have Android 6.0 pre-installed.

Considering the specs employed on both models, we could be looking at the third-generation Motorola Moto E. The second-generation Motorola Moto E comes with a 4.5-inch screen with a 540 x 960 qHD resolution. The Snapdragon 410 CPU is on board containing a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU, and the Adreno 306 GPU. 1GB of RAM is inside along with 8GB of native storage. A 5MP camera is on back while the .3MP front-facing camera takes selfies and handles video chats.

The XT1700 and XT1706 are enough of an upgrade from the second-generation Moto E to be the next version of the entry-level Moto phone.

via Winfuture.de (translated)



1. sebstin

Posts: 191; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

Why 5" for moto E?. Already moto G is there at that screen size...

2. Exynos.

Posts: 177; Member since: Mar 28, 2016

It's raw specs which differenciates Moto G from Moto E, not screen size.

6. darkoman4

Posts: 183; Member since: May 30, 2014

You couldn't be more wrong. They were different sizes always (both generations).

4. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

GFX gets the screen size wrong a lot! so take it with a grain of salt.

19. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

Because this is the next-gen Moto G, not the Moto E.

3. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I almost forgot about Moto, I hope the next Moto X is a beast. I absolutely love my old droid phones back when my family used VZW, I still have my moto x but sadly it has 3 circle magnet spots on it because some dumbass put magnets on it smh. I will seriously get the next Moto X if it meets my standards.

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Damn, that sucks! I'm looking forward to this year's model. Last year's was awesome, but it didn't really set itself apart from the 2014 model in terms of unique features. This year I suspect that to change.

10. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

And last years model had to settle with the Sd808 and it was still really good. I think Moto will go big this year. Lenovo better not fuclk Moto over I swear.

20. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

Each model last year has its own uniqueness. Moto G has water resistance, X Style has dual speakers, X Play has great battery. If only those three come into one. 1080p on X Play is better than QHD I think, if QHD only sacrifices battery life and performance.

21. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015


9. xperiaZlover

Posts: 202; Member since: Nov 15, 2015

Damn why mediatek? Need qualcomm snapdragon 617 or 425 minimum

11. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

For $129 you're getting a good enough chipset. Going with Snapdragon would have meant higher costs or reducing RAM (to offset the cost). No 720p phone with stock Marshmallow is going to be horrible with this chipset and 2Gb of RAM.

14. vincelongman

Posts: 5732; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

This. IMO 410 & 2GB RAM > 617 & 1GB RAM

13. NoAllegiance unregistered

Lenovo Models, not Moto.

16. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

Hahahahaha Moto E, stop writing you don't have any knowledge.

17. fonelover

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

Upgrade or downgraded?

18. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Upgrade. 16GB of storage alone is nice.

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