MOTO X4 leaked render

Earlier this month, during the run up to the launch of the Motorola MOTO Z2 Force Edition we had spotted a mystery Motorola bearing the model number XT1789 surface on GFXBench. It was alleged that this was the MOTO X4. Now the very same model number has surfaced on Geekbench.

Motorola XT1789 Geekbench
The motorola XT1789-05 on Geekbench with poor scores for a Snapdragon 660 SoC based smartphone

On Geekbench the XT1789 is listed as the motorola XT1789-05 is listed with motherboard SDM660 featuring an octa-core CPU clocked @2.21GHz. Thanks to the motherboard listing we can ascertain that the chipset here is likely Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660. Coupled along with 3GB of RAM and running Android v.7.1.1, Nougat the device puts up a score of 824 points and 3886 points on the single-core and multi core tests respectively. This is way below the median performance of the Snapdragon 660 chipset which was unveiled with performance more in line with last year’s flagship Snapdragon 821 chipset based handsets.

Currently, we cannot ascertain what this data implies? Whether it is the handset underperforming due to unoptimised code or is it simply not clear which chipset is at the heart of the device.

The XT1789 had caused quite a stir on its first spotting as well considering it did not match up with any of the anticipated MOTO smartphones. Featuring a 5.0-inch full-HD (1080 x1920) display coupled with an overly generous 16-megapixel front-facing camera. Although even that is in doubt since benchmarking software still does not know how to manage dual-camera information.

Read More: Motorola has launched the MOTO Z2 Force

 

At this point, it is a little too early to make out what exactly is the XT1789 although going forward with more information coming out we should have a better idea. Follow us on our social media to keep up to date with the latest in the world of Android.

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Abhay Masand
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