Rumor: Motorola preparing 5.2-inch Snapdragon 800 handset, possible Droid successor?

April 24, 2014
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Certain aspects of Motorola’s future might be up in the air thanks to the upcoming Lenovo buyout, but that doesn’t mean the company isn’t working hard to bring us “what’s next”.

Recently we’ve not only heard early official details about the Moto 360 smartwatch, but there’s also been rumors of the Moto X+1 and an upcoming budget handset that could be priced below even the Moto G. Apparently that’s not all that’s coming our way from the Moto Maker, however, as a GFXBench test has now turned up yet another device, the XT912A.

If the XT912A model number rings any bells at all, that’s because we’ve seen the XT912 before. In fact, we saw it way back in 2011. That’s right, that’s the model number of the original Droid Razr on Verizon’s network.

If the XT912A model number rings any bells at all, that’s because we’ve seen the XT912 before.

Now, it’s important to note that these benchmark results don’t by any means ‘prove’ the existence of a new handset, as these kinds of listings can be easily faked. It also seems odd that Motorola would re-use the base model number from the OG Droid Razr. If the benchmark result and model number are in fact legit? The XT912A may very well be an upcoming Droid device, perhaps even a direct successor to the current Droid line-up.

According to the benchmarks, the device in question features a 5.2-inch display with a 1080×1920 resolution. It also has a quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage, a 2MP front cam, a 12MP rear cam and runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

Depending on when in the year Motorola releases the device, these specs aren’t exactly high-end, but then again — neither were the specs found in the Moto X and current Droid line up. The boost to a 5.2-inch display also seems like a curious choice, as it means that the XT912A won’t be much smaller than devices in the “phablet category”. That said, it really depends on how big the bezels are.

What do you think, like the idea of a 5.2-inch Motorola handset? Are these specs too modest for mid-to-late 2014? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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