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Moto X 2016 specs rumors: Leaks suggest 4.6-inch display, Android Marshmallow

(Motorola Mobility)An image of Motorola Moto X Pure Edition in its different colors

Lenovo-owned brand Motorola successfully released three smartphones this year—the Moto Z, Moto Z Force and Moto Z Play. Apparently, the brand put a lot of its focus on its new Z series, making fans wonder if Moto will no longer add a model to the X series.

Because of the lack of a new Moto X, many assumed the line has already been dissolved. But there may still be some hope as latest reports said that a new render surfaced online and it looks like a new Moto X. The speculations started after serial leakster Evan Blass tweeted a familiar image on Twitter.

Captioned with the hashtag #mysterymoto, his followers were quick to conclude that the device could be a new Moto X because of its appearance. It looks like an upgraded version of the Moto X Play. It comes with dual front-facing speakers, a front-facing flash module and a thinner side bezel. The photo doesn't really show much and Blass did not reveal a lot either so nothing is really certain for now.

Reports said though that the alleged device was spotted on GFXBench, a benchmarking site. With the model number Motorola XT1662, the Moto X 2016 is listed to come with a 4.6-inch full HD touchscreen.

Its pixel resolution is 1,920 x 1080 while its processor is an octa-core MediaTek MT6755 Helio P10 running at 2.1GHz. For its graphics processing unit, the listing shows an ARM Mali-T860. It's also allegedly going to be pre-installed with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Nothing is confirmed though and other reports even suggest that the purported Moto X 2016 smartphone will come with a Snapdragon 820 chipset with 4 GB of RAM. Moreover, it said that it will be coming with a 5.5-inch AMOLED display, which is actually a contradiction to the alleged GFXBench listing. Word also has it that the screen is shatter-proof.

Motorola has not made any comments regarding the leaks so it's best to take them with a pinch of salt. Fans who are still looking forward to seeing another Moto X device will have to stay tuned for more updates.

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