With just a few months under its belt, Motorola’s Moto Z handset is going to soon get a successor if we are to believe the rumors. The device is relatively new, but it looks like the company is already pushing to bank on the line’s success. There are several key differences between the original Moto Z and the 2017 version of the device which was spotted on a platform called Geekbench. Geekbench is a platform designed for benchmark test runs, and such a place is often where devices are sighted way before their release.

Based on the specifications featured on that unit, we are able to draw a line between the original device and its successor. Let’s take a look at what kind of improvements are waiting for those that purchase the updated Moto Z smartphone.

Moto Z  2016

  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Display: QHD, 5.5 inches
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Battery: 2600 mAh capacity

Moto Z 2017

  • OS: Android 7.1.1 Nougat
  • Display: ?
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Battery: ?

As you can tell, not all the gaps have been filled in. It is still widely unknown what kind of supportive specs will be featured in the 2017 model and also what kind of market Motorola has planned for the handset. If they will choose to take a similar approach as they did with the 2016 iteration or try something new is anyone’s guess for now. While the device has been indeed spotted on a benchmarking platform, there is no official confirmation available that could help paint a more vivid picture of what’s to come.

It is exciting however that Motorola has chosen to come out with a second helping of Moto Z so soon after the initial device’s release. Usually fans have to wait a full year or smartphone release cycle before getting the first glimpses of an updated model. Luckily for those that love their Moto Z units and would like an upgrade

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