Moto X 2016 may be more powerful than the HTC 10

Moto X Style
The Moto X 2016 should be a capable performer


Until now little was known about what Motorola had planned for its next flagship, but we might have just got our first real insight into its specs, thanks to a new benchmark.

A GeekBench listing for the 'Motorola XT1650' was spotted by Phandroid, and while it doesn't make any specific mention of this being the Moto X 2016 it seems likely, given the flagship specs on show.

According to the benchmark it has a Snapdragon 820 processor and 4GB of RAM, which would put the phone in line with the likes of the HTC 10 and LG G5.

Its scores are strong too, recording a multi-core result of 5344, which puts it on par with the G5 (5386) and ahead of the HTC 10 (4962), but behind the Samsung Galaxy S7 (6542).

Still a mystery

The benchmark still leaves us with a lot of unanswered questions about the Moto X 2016, such as what camera it will have, as the only other leaks so far suggest the possibility of a fingerprint scanner and a metal build.

We should know more soon though, as the Moto X Style was announced in July 2015, so we're probably not far off the Moto X 2016's launch. In fact, Motorola is announcing something on June 9, though that something could just be the Moto G4.

James Rogerson

James is a freelance phones, tablets and wearables writer and sub-editor at TechRadar. He has a love for everything ‘smart’, from watches to lights, and can often be found arguing with AI assistants or drowning in the latest apps. James also contributes to, and and has written for T3, Digital Camera World, Clarity Media and others, with work on the web, in print and on TV.