It's no surprise to hear that Motorola may be planning a successor to the hugely popular (and hugely affordable) Moto G, and a recent benchmark may have shed some light on the upcoming handset.

The details popped up on GFX Bench, and seemingly reveal specs for a Motorola handset known only as "XT1063". How does that compare to the Moto G?

Well the standard 3G version carries the ID XT1032, so it's not exactly an obvious step with the ID in question closer to that of the Moto X (XT1052/3/5/6/8), but a quick look at the specs suggests the XT1063 is more likely to be a descendent of the G.

Apparently we can expect the 4.5-inch 720p display to grow to 5 inches, while under the hood Android 4.4.4 KitKat will run on a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 chip and 1GB of RAM - so no different to the current Moto G.

As well as a boost in screen size another change on the possibly new Moto G is its cameras, with the rear snapper jumping from 5MP to 8MP and the front facing option from 1.3MP to 2MP.

X marks the box

The Moto X+1 (or Moto X2, if you prefer) is also being hotly tipped to arrive sooner rather than later, and a box bearing the codename "Motorola XT1096" has been snapped and passed to Android Central.

Motorola X+1 - LEAK
What's in the box? (credit: Android Central)

It claims the box houses a new Motorola smartphone destined for the Verizon network in the US, although there's no way of confirming the validity of the snap.

Via Cnet