New Moto Smartphone with Helio X20 SoC Spotted Online, Might Launch as Moto M2

by Teja Chedalla 1

Motorola recently unveiled the high-end Moto Z2 Play smartphone as the successor to last year’s Moto Z Play. In the coming days, we also expect to see few more high-end devices including the Moto Z2 and Moto X4. Now, a new device with the model number XT1902-3 is listed on Geekbench. Unlike the other high-end Moto devices, this unknown device comes with a MediaTek chipset. Last year, Lenovo introduced the new Moto M series by launching the Moto M (XT1663) smartphone. It is the first Moto device to come with a full metal body design and interestingly, it is powered by MediaTek Helio P10/P15 SoC.

Since the XT1902-3 packs the MediaTek Helio X20 deca-core processor, we expect it to be the successor to Moto M and might launch as Moto M2. However, the Helio X20 was announced in 2015, and the first Helio X20 powered smartphone was launched at the MWC 2016. Apart from the launching the successor to Heliox 20 chipset and the MediaTek also came up with the Helio P25 octa-core SoC. The listing mentioned the processor to be clocked at 1.85GHz and includes 4GB of RAM. It also runs on the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box with minor tweaks to the stock UI.

It had scored 1163 on single core and 4836 on multi-core tests. As there is no official information about the Moto M2, take these details with a pinch of salt. The Moto M was first launched in China with the Super AMOLED panel and was later made available in the Indian market with an IPS panel. The 5.5-inch display also came with a Corning Gorilla Glass protection on top. It is available in 3GB and 4GB RAM variants with 32GB and 64GB storage options. There is also a MicroSD card slot for storage expansion. In the camera department, the Moto M sports a 16MP rear camera with PDAF and an 8MP fixed focus front camera.

The Moto M is backed by a 3,050mAh battery with TurboPower fast charging support using the USB Type-C port. It supports dual SIM dual standby offer along with 4G VoLTE connectivity. While the Moto M was first released in November last year, the new Moto M2 might come much sooner this year. Having said that, we would like to know your thoughts on this. Lets us know, would you be still interested in using a Helio X20 powered smartphone in 2017. Share your opinion with us by commenting down below or tweet us at @PhoneRadarBlog.

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Teja Chedalla

A Mechanical Engineer who loves cricket and is mad for traveling. Here at PhoneRadar, he covers exclusive news around gadgets & technology by digging deep into the Internet. You can connect with him on all the social platforms @T4Teja.

  • Vishal Giri

    at least this won’t suck in the performance department like the Moto M with helipo P10!!