Motorola's flagship, the Moto X Style, is about to complete 12 months of existence and is due for an upgrade. Apparently, the Moto X3 or Moto X 2016 is already making its way to India with listings starting to show up on Zauba, the Indian importer info portal.
Samsung and Xiaomi have already made their mark in the Indian market with the launch of the Galaxy S7 and the Mi 5, respectively. Motorola needs to show some serious specifications at a bang on price to gain some market share from these biggies. Here are the rumors, specifications and leaks of the Moto X3, coming summer 2016.
A 5-inch display
Compared to the phablet Moto X Style's 5.7-inch display, the Moto X3 2016 will have a compact 5-inch display. It will most probably be of Quad-HD resolution, as 4K doesn't make sense yet. It might just sport a Full HD display given the size of the device and also a cost-effective decision.
4GB of RAM
Most OEMs have already shifted onto four gigabytes of RAM on their flagships, in 2015. Motorola, however, stuck with 3GB RAM on the Moto X Style focusing on providing a smooth experience without the concern of the internals. This time around, though, Motorola might be upgrading to a 4GB RAM stick on the Moto X3 (2016). Marshmallow is a heavy software and Google recommends a significant increase in RAM amount for a fluid experience.
The Moto X3 2016 will retain the single-SIM stature of the Moto X Style and not stray away into the dual-SIM frenzy created by most Chinese brands. It might accept the Nano-SIM card like last year too.
Suspense around the price
The Zauba listing for the Moto X3 2016 shows that the purported price of the device would be around Rs. 6,812 or about a hundred dollars. This looks strange as the Moto X series is a flagship series and usually retails for around Rs. 30,000 or $450. So, this could probably link the Zauba listing to be a Moto G upgrade. We shall have to wait and see on this.