A new Lenovo device with model name XT1700 / XT1706 has surfaced on GFXBench, fueling speculations that it could be the anticipated Moto E (2016) smartphone.
This follows Lenovo’s promise that it will not discontinue the Moto E or Moto G lineup. As a result Motorola is expected to introduce Moto E, Moto G, Moto X Play and Moto X Pure successors in the coming months.
Photos of the device are yet to be released so it’s unclear if the phone will come with a new design.
The 2nd generation Moto E (2015) was introduced back in February last year and was launched in March. Hence the next-gen Moto E (2016) is expected to launch soon.
The GFXBench had two listings but both smartphones sport the same features and could be regarded as the same device. One could also be a slightly modified variant of the other.
According to the listing, the device will have a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display and will have Corning Gorilla Glass protection and water repellent coating. It will run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.
The listing also revealed that the Lenovo phone will be powered by a 1GHz 64 bit Quad-core MediaTek MT6735P processor and a Mali-T720 GPU.
This will make it the first time a Moto device will be powered by a MediaTek Soc. In addition to this, there’ll be 2GB RAM to support functionality and execution of apps on the device.
There will be an 8 megapixel snapper on the back of this device, and a 5-megapixel shooter will be available up front for taking selfie and making video calls.
In addition, the device will come with 16GB of internal memory which is expandable via a microSD card.
The Lenovo phones also sports dual SIM support, comes with a 3.5mm audio jack and has FM Radio functionality. It supports 4G LTE / 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS connectivity.