Moto Z (2017) Rumors Rounded Up Rumors Rounded Up
Rumors are rife that the Lenovo-backed Motorola Moto Z (2017) is all set to make its debut along with Moto G5 and G5 Plus, at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC), to be held in Barcelona from 27 February to 2 March. MWC is the annual global conference of mobile phone manufacturers and service providers.
The Moto Z (2017) will be the latest version of the Moto Z series of smartphones from Motorola, the Schaumburg, Illinois-based telecom major.
Speculations about the latest Moto Z have been doing the rounds for several months now. The internet, especially, is filled with rumours. The latest one to be added to the growing list is that the phone will support biometric authentication, courtesy an iris scanner. The company has reportedly filed for a patent.
The narrow angle lenses of the phone, subject to the patent filing, will be placed beside the regular front camera. The lens would enable the phone to locate the position of the user’s eye, even if he/she is not facing the phone directly, or looking at it from the sides. The first rumoured designs of the Moto Z (2017) also reveal that regardless of the new biometric sensor, the phone would continue to feature a regular fingerprint sensor embedded on to the home button.
The Moto Z (2017) was spotted sometime back on Geekbench, a major tech benchmarking website. Its model number was XT1650, same as the Moto Z smartphone and rumoured to be retained by the Moto Z (2017).
According to some market leaks, Moto Z (2017) is likely to be fitted with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. The new processor ushers in power efficiency and performance improvements to the smartphone.
Moto Z (2017) is expected to come with 4GB RAM. Android 7.1.1 Nougat is supposed to power the phone right out-of-the-box. The phone, complemented by these specifications, notches up 6,207 and 1,930 multi-core scores and single-core scores respectively. But still, much of the specifications about Moto Z (2017) are under wraps, only to be uncovered at the MWC. It’s highly probable the latest from Motorola’s stable will come with the modular functionality that the current handset comes equipped with.
Some industry experts say that the Moto Z (2017) may not be released at the MWC in February since it has been only been a little over six months that the 2016 model was released. It seems likely that the company would follow its annual cycle and introduce the latest version of the phone only in June.
Besides, simply because a smartphone has appeared on Geekbench doesn’t mean that its release is soon due in the market. Gadgets often appear on popular benchmarking databases after their internal testing. But not all are introduced in the market. Many are returned to the labs for further improvement.
Moto Z, Moto Z Play, and Moto Mods, were introduced in India in October last year, barely a month after the models were announced in Berlin. While the Moto Z is available at Rs. 39,999, the Moto Z Play is priced at Rs. 24,999.
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by techtalks @TechTalks March 3, 2017 6:08 AM UTC