Moto X 2016 release date, specs: GFXBench listing shows dual-camera


The long rumored continuation of the line of Moto X smartphones from the Lenovo-owned company Motorola, dubbed in the rumor mill as the Moto X 2016, has been a hot topic once again, as a benchmark listing for an alleged device that was said to be the new Moto X 2016 recently surfaced online, suggesting the possible specifications that the device may have if and when it becomes real, that is.

According to new rumor reports, a recent listing over at GFXBench had a benchmarking result for what was listed as a Motorola XT1650 device. This same model number of XT1650 had previously been rumored to be the upcoming Moto X 2016 smartphone.

In the past several weeks, Lenovo and Motorola had already announced the new line of flagship smartphones for the Moto series, the new and rebranded Moto Z series. The Moto Z, the new modular smartphone was also announced to be replacing the Moto X as the flagship device from then on. Since then, there had been talks that the Moto X series would be no more.

However, there had been reports following that saying that Lenovo had allegedly hinted that the Moto X series would live on, only that it would continue as a line of midrange smartphones, as the Moto Z series had taken on the flagship designation.

As per the benchmark listing for the alleged device, it seems that the specifications may give the Moto Z a run for its money. The XT1650 was listed to have a 5.5-inch display with a 2K screen resolution, a quad-core Snapdragon 820 chipset, 4 GB worth of random access memory (RAM), and 32 GB worth of internal storage capacity.

Interestingly, it shows that the Moto X 2016 might be coming with a dual-camera setup. However, with benchmark results having a history of either being manipulated or entirely fake, it would be best to take the reveal with a grain of salt.