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Motorola Flagship Spotted On Geekbench With Snapdragon 835, Android Nougat And More: Is This The Moto Z2?

19 May 2017, 11:28 am EDT By Alexandra Burlacu Tech Times
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A Motorola device with model number XT1650 popped up on Geekbench a while ago, and now it's believed to be the upcoming Moto Z2 flagship. The benchmark listing reveals a Snapdragon 835 processor and Android 7.1.1 Nougat on board.  ( Daniel Boczarski | Getty Images )

An unannounced Motorola handset that's likely the Moto Z2 popped up on Geekbench, sporting a Snapdragon 835 processor and other enticing specs.

Lenovo's Motorola is expected to unveil new flagship smartphones as soon as next month and the purported Moto Z2 is shaping up as a powerful device. A benchmark listing now reveals the core specifications of Motorola's upcoming smartphone and it looks pretty solid.

Moto Z2 Specs On Geekbench

Popular benchmarking tool Geekbench lists a device with model number XT1650, believed to be none other than the upcoming Moto Z2. The listing actually dates back to January, but at the time it was not associated with the Moto Z2.

As the expected unveiling edges closer, this listing that has so far gone under the radar has now drawn more attention, as it holds clues as to what the Moto Z2 may bring to the table.

Geekbench reveals that the upcoming Moto smartphone will pack an MSM8998 Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, indicating that it will be among the first smartphones to rock the powerful Snapdragon 835.

The U.S. versions of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ already boast Snapdragon 835 power and the processor gained high praise, launching as Qualcomm's first 10-nanometer chip.

The benchmark listing further reveals that the handset has 4 GB of RAM and was running Android 7.1.1 Nougat when it went through the benchmarking tests. In other words, the Moto Z2 should be on par with other flagship smartphones currently on the market, at least when it comes to processor, RAM and OS version.

The smartphone scored 6,207 points in the multi-core test and 1,930 in single-core, indicating that it will be powerful enough to emerge as a worthy rival to existing Android flagships.

Moto Z2 Rumored Specs And Features

The Geekbench listing doesn't reveal any other specifications for the purported smartphone, but other recent leaks do paint a pretty exciting picture of what to expect.

A leaked Moto Z2 render from earlier this week, for instance, indicated that Motorola's upcoming flagship will sport a neat metal design. Based on that render, the Moto Z2 may share a number of similarities with the upcoming Moto Z2 Play, including the sensor positions, side button location and front-mounted fingerprint scanner. The side bezels are pretty slim, albeit the top and bottom bezels are still quite hefty.

Earlier leaks indicated that the Moto Z2 would also sport a dual rear camera setup, but trusted tipster Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) refuted the claims. Instead, the Moto Z2 is expected to feature a single rear camera with a regular LED flash. The smartphone should also work with the company's modular extensions called Moto Mods.

Not much else is available at this point, but the Moto Z2 is expected to make its debut next month, on June 8. Motorola is also expected to unveil the Moto Z2 Force and Moto Z2 Play on the same date, with market availability likely to follow shortly afterward.

With no official confirmation, however, it's highly advisable to take all leaks and rumors with a grain of salt for now. As always, we'll keep you up to date as soon as we learn more.

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