Moto X 2016 (4th Gen) vs. Moto X Pure Edition – What’s Motorola Preparing Us?

Moto X 2016 (4th Gen) , Moto X Pure Edition, Motorola
Moto X 2016 (4th Gen) , Moto X Pure Edition, Motorola

Instead of releasing a Moto X 2015 flagship, Motorola has brought the higher mid-range Moto X Pure Edition and the mid-range Moto X Play, both featuring a similar design, but different sizes and processors. Both models have been included to the Moto Maker customization program, so the users were able to choose a different material for the back (the standard phones come with a plastic back that has diagonal lines running across the entire surface), or another color, and even the front panel is customizable. The upcoming Moto X is rumored to be completely revamped, offering a fingerprint scanner and a Type-C USB port, among other features.

So, the Moto X Pure Edition has a large IPS LCD display sized at 5.7-inch, which supports a Full HD resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels at 520 ppi, it’s powered by a
Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 hexa core processor with two cores clocked at 1.8GHz and four cores clocked at 1.44GHz and the chipset houses an Adreno 418 GPU and 3GB of RAM. The buyers can choose one of the three variants of internal memories with capacities of 16/32/64 GB, which support expansion up to 128GB, and they will take high quality photos with the Sony IMX 230 1/2.4-inch 21MP BSI CMOS sensor with an aperture of f/2.0 and features such as phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash. On the front side, Motorola has placed a 5MP shooter and a LED flash which will allow you to take great selfies in low light conditions/at night. The battery has an acceptable capacity of 3000mAh and it provides 24 hours of talktime on 3G.

The Moto X 2016 has appeared in some leaked images, probably fake, featuring a full metal body (aluminum) and a massive camera on the back, and the rumors say that it will support a resolution of 27MP + 4K video recording, while the front camera might be upgraded to 8MP and, of course, the LED flash will do a good job in dark environments. The smartphone will be powered by the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor which will contain four cores named Kryo, built on 14nm FinFET LPP process and which are clocked at 2.2GHz.

They will be two times more power efficient than the cores from the 810 model and the peak upload speeds will be 3 times faster. The chipset will support up to 4GB of RAM and the battery might have a capacity of up to 4000 mAh, and thanks to the Snapdragon 820 chipset, it will come with Quick Charge 3.0, which will allow the users to charge the battery up to 80 percent in 35 minutes.

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