Moto Z4 tipped to come with Snapdragon 8150, 5G Moto Mod in 2019

first_imgIn a year that saw brands like HMD Global, Xiaomi and Samsung launch a handful of phones one after another, Motorola kept things pretty quiet. The company did not release a proper flagship phone and instead made do with budget and mid-range offers like the Moto E5 Plus, Moto G6 and Motorola One Power to name a few. It did launch the Moto Z3, but with a 2017 Snapdragon 835 chipset much like the Nokia 8 Sirocco so it does not really count as a 2018 flagship. But Motorola will change things up next year with the Moto Z4.XDA-Developers reports based on sources that Motorola is working on a new flagship phone that will run Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8150 flagship chipset. The chipmaker is expected to unveil its next-gen mobile processor in December. While the upcoming Motorola flagship phone is yet to get a name, it is largely expected to be called the Moto Z4. The device in question also has a codename Odin.Apart from the Snapdragon 8150 chipset, Motorola is also working on Moto Mods support for the Moto Z4. Now, the company said earlier the its existing Moto Mods will work with three generations of Moto Z devices. The Moto Z4 is a fourth-generation device, so it will be interesting to see whether it will support older Moto Mods. Additionally, the Moto Z4 is said to support the upcoming 5G Moto Mod.The 5G Moto Mod is said to include Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X50 modem. It was supposed to launch alongside the Moto Z3, but the Mod is yet to be announced and it may come out with the Moto Z4 now. The Moto Z4 is also expected to ship with Android 9 Pie and the reports adds that the company is working on developing the software to handle in-display fingerprint sensor, but this does not confirm whether the Moto Z4 will have that biometric feature.advertisementApart from the Moto Z4, the company is also expected to launch the Moto G7 early next year. Rumours and renders of the phone over the past few weeks suggest the Moto G7 will sport a waterdrop display, dual cameras and will run a Snapdragon 660 chipset. We will know more about Motorola’s plans once 2019 begins.last_img read more