Motorola Moto X 2016 release, specs rumors: Benchmark listing reveals 4GB RAM, SD820

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A new set of alleged specifications for the long rumored Motorola Moto X 2016 flagship smartphone found its way online recently, as a recent listing on the Geekbench benchmark database showed an alleged prototype of the device having gone through the testing process.

While Motorola Mobility is yet to announce the existence of its new flagship device for this year, it had been long rumored that the tech company may actually be already working on a new Motorola Moto X device, called right now in the rumor mill simply as the Moto X 2016 smartphone. The device has been part of various rumors and leaks lately, and now, someone who might have an early prototype of the device had the new Motorola flagship smartphone go through the Geekbench benchmarking, revealing some major specifications along the way.

Per the benchmark listing as reported by Mobipicker, the upcoming Moto X 2016not its official name yetwill have a model number of Motorola XT1650. The processor of the new flagship would be the new QUALCOMM Snapdragon 820 chipsetthe same one powering most of the season’s flagship devices, including Samsung, LG, and Xiaomi. It has a quad-core CPU clocking in at a speed of 1.59 GHz.

As for other specs revealed by the benchmark listing, the Motorola XT1650 packs 4GB of RAM and boots on the latest Android Marshmallow 6.0.1. However, depending on when the alleged device may finally launch, the software might see a little improvement as Google is gearing up to launch the new Android N, which is expected to be released publicly sometime around late this year.

Recently, Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing teased that Motorola will release a new device on June 9, and the company executive promised that the upcoming release of a new smartphone would be something that is nothing less than “exciting.”

Could the new Moto X flagship be the upcoming smartphone?