Motorola apparently has a Moto X (2016) in the works after all, and a new benchmark listing sheds some light on what to expect.

Before Motorola made its latest Moto Z line official, rumors indicated that it was looking to replace the Moto X line altogether, changing its strategies under Lenovo's umbrella. The company later went on record and clarified that the Moto Z simply aimed to provide a different, higher-end experience, not to replace the Moto X.

It now seems more likely that a new-generation Moto X could soon hit the scene. A GFXBench listing for a Motorola XT1650, believed to be the Moto X (2016), now reveals some of the handset's core specifications.

The Moto X (2016) will apparently sport a 5.5-inch QHD display (2,560 x 1,440 pixels), a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset (quad-core 2.1 GHz CPU), Adreno 530 graphics and 4 GB of RAM.

Other specs include 32 GB of internal storage capacity, expandable via microSD, dual rear cameras of 21-megapixel and 16-megapixel, respectively, with 4K video recording capabilities, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls and selfies. The handset will come with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box, and it could be a stock version of the OS.

So far, these specs are very similar to the Moto Z Force specs, which may strike as a bit odd. On the other hand, the difference could be the extra rear camera on the Moto X (2016), as the Moto Z Force doesn't have a dual rear camera setup. At the same time, the Moto Z Force supports modular extensions called Moto Mods, while the Moto X (2016) is unlikely to offer the same.

In fact, the Moto Mods could be what sets the Moto Z line apart from other Motorola smartphones to come. Offering a high-end Moto X (2016) would enable Motorola to have a device similar to the Moto Z Force, but at a more affordable price due to the lack of modular extensions.

It remains unclear at this point just when this new Moto X (2016) will make its formal debut, or how much it will cost once it does. Nevertheless, we're expecting a powerful device and benchmark data seem to bolster such expectations.

Would you get a Moto X (2016) if it boasts these specifications? If so, how much would you be willing to pay for it, provided it's cheaper than the Moto Z Force? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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