Motorola is likely to have a new Moto Z rolling out within the year and it will come with some of the latest features currently available.
A Geekbench test was discovered indicating that Motorola is working on a new smartphone labeled as Motorola XT 1650. Rumormongers are already baptizing this mystery smartphone as the next Moto Z. If proven true, Motorola's next Moto Z handset will be one of the best from its stable as it will come with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset along with the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system.
There is little else that can be picked up from the Geekbench listing. It does show, however, that it will be powered by the 1.9GHz Octa Core Qualcomm MSM8998 SoC chip or more popularly known as Snapdragon 835. The next Moto Z will also have 4GB of RAM which is less than some current high-end phones which have 6GB of RAM.
To date, the Snapdragon 835 cannot be seen in any device currently in the market. The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8, however, is expected to come with the latest chip. The Galaxy S8 is expected to be announced late in February during the Mobile World Congress. Another highly anticipated smartphone, the Microsoft Surface, is also expected to have the Snapdragon 835 out of the box. However, it is supposed to come out during the latter part of 2017 so the Galaxy S8 and the Xiaomi Mi 6 will beat the Surface at the race.
Motorola only launched the 2016 version of the Moto Z last June 2016. The 2016 Moto Z comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Suffice to say, this Moto Z is already outdated. It does come with other impressive features such as a 5.5-inch QHD display, 4GB of RAM, and a 13MP rear camera.