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Moto X (2016) Allegedly Spotted in Benchmark With Snapdragon 820 SoC, More

Thursday, 28 April 2016
Motorola's next Moto X-series smartphone has been in the news recently, with purported images and other details surfacing online in the past few weeks. Now, a new leak has made its way to the Web.
The Moto X3 aka Moto X (2016) is said to have passed the Geekbench benchmark test with a Snapdragon 820 SoC on board. The benchmark results shown in an image posted by Mobipicker alsoreveal further details about the handset's innards. The Moto handset is listed as Motorola XT1650, and packs quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor clocked at 1.5GHz coupled with 4GB of RAM. The Motorola XT1650 model will run Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box, as per the benchmark result. As with other benchmark related leaks, the complete specifications of the Moto X3 are not available as of now.
One of the biggest additions expected in the Moto X3 aka Moto X (2016) is the presence of a fingerprint scanner right below the display. Several leaked images have tipped that the Moto X3 may feature a fingerprint scanner. Currently, it's not clear whether the fingerprint scanner is a standalone sensor or if it is integrated into the home button, just like Samsung's Galaxy handsets. A Lenovo executive had earlier this year confirmed that all Motorola smartphones launching in 2016 would feature a fingerprint scanner.
Some of the other details rumoured for the Moto X3 include a USB Type-C port while the handset was seen featuring the iconic Motorola logo "M" on top of the screen. A recent listing on Zauba, an import and export tracking site, had tipped that the anticipated Motorola Moto X3 smartphone was shipped to India. The listing further suggested that the Moto X3 may feature a 5-inch display and support a single SIM card.
Considering that Lenovo has confirmed plans to overhaul the Moto brand to "Moto by Lenovo", the Moto X3 aka Moto X (2016) smartphone is unlikely to don just Motorola branding. We will have to wait for the handset's unveiling to find out the new branding.