Motorola has been in the smartphone business for years now, and it has already proven that its flagships are the best when it comes to hardware specifications. Furthermore, the company’s devices even come with the stock Android experience, which always has been the preference of purists in Google’s domain. Now, it seems that the company is hard at work in developing its upcoming flagship smartphone as the Motorola X (2016) surfaces in a benchmark listing.
Based on a listing on Geekbench, the Motorola X (2016) looks ready to compete in the high-end flagship smartphone segment. The device’s prototype, which is listed as the Motorola XT1650, features some impressive hardware to boot. It comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset and it’s paired with 4GB of RAM, which has been the setup for smartphones in the high-end race that sports Qualcomm’s mobile processor.
It managed to score 2,309 in the Single-Core test and 5,344 in the Multi-Core test. They are in line with other handsets that are equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, so there’s no need to question how it would perform at the moment.
As far as the announcement date goes, it could be officially unveiled at a June 9 event that has also been confirmed by Lenovo’s Chief Executive. To those who are still uninformed about the situation, Lenovo has acquired Motorola from Google back in October of 2014.
It’s also important to note that, while the Geekbench listing only shows that the Motorola X (2016) still features Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, there’s likely a high chance for the handset to run Android N. The search engine giant plans to unveil the next iteration of its mobile operating system at the Google I/O conference, which will start on May 18. With that said, Motorola could ship its upcoming flagship with Android N out of the box.