Moto G4 may have Snapdragon 617, be US-bound
Two phones. Two places. One fate.
Sounds dramatic, but the Moto G4’s upcoming arrival hasn’t come without some decent hype — including the assertion that a Moto G4 Plus could also on the way. And while a Moto launch event in India is just days away, we’re following another flurry of activity on the phones.
First up is an FCC certification award to a couple of Motorola Mobility phones, one being model number XT1622, the other XT1642 and both filed under the same FCC ID. While these may be the model numbers for the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus, the certification also means that we should be able to see these phones on sale in the US. While broadening the mid-range market for Moto and Lenovo will be crucial internationally, it sure is assuring to see that a US brand to serve its home audience.
Meantime, we also see a Geekbench result for a “motorola Moto G (4)” that tags 3GB of RAM to a Snapdragon 617 (MSM8952) running on this model.
We’re looking at some strong mid-range numbers for what may end up being the Moto G4 Plus, based on this prior Zauba pickup detailing some different components including phones that had 2GB of RAM and 3GB of RAM. Then again, we’re not sure how memory options will definitively go between the two models — maybe the standard G4 will have both RAM options.
Unfortunately, we haven’t heard much about how the processors will split between the two. We could see a Snapdragon 400-series chipset in one and a 600-series in another. Both could also have differing 600-series silicon. We don’t know at this point.