Motorola launched the Moto Z in June 2016 and if the latest development is to be believed, there is a new model of this phone probably meant to be the 2017 offering.
The original Moto Z has a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display screen, has a powerful Snapdragon 820 processor under the hood paired with a decent RAM of 4GB. There is Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, but Motorola has already availed Android 7.0 Nougat updates for the phone. The phone is kept alive by a 2600mAh battery that also supports fast charging. On the rear panel, you will come across several features. For starters, there is a 13MP snapper, a dual-tone LED flash as well as a set of magnetic pins that are used for the phone’s modular connectivity.
Now, in a new development, a supposed Moto Z 2017 model has appeared on Geekbench with model number XT1650, the same model number for the original Moto Z. However, this new model has the latest hardware and software specs that are not found on the 2016 model. For instance, the device has a Snapdragon 835 processor on board and runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, however, you still get 4GB of RAM.
An interesting bit of the leak is that there is no device that is currently powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 SoC and in fact, Motorola has now made any plans public that it has a flagship phone in the making. However, if this leak is anything to go by, we should see a Snapdragon 835-powered Moto Z 2017 in the coming weeks. But still, take this development with a grain of salt for it is not official from Motorola or Lenovo. Keep following TWG and we’ll keep you updated.