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Motorola XT912A is Back in Benchmarks, This Time With 5.2-inch 1080p Display (New Moto X?)

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Any chance you remember last year’s mega-leak in March of a Motorola device under the model number XT912A that turned out to be the Moto X? The phone appeared in a full hands-on video that gave us an insanely early and clean look some five months before the phone was officially unveiled. Well, a potentially new Motorola device under that same model number XT912A is back, though this time only in benchmarks over at GFXBench with updated specs. 

The benchmark under this model number is showing us a 5.2-inch 1080p (1920×1080) display, Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3GHz, 1.7GB of RAM (meaning 2GB), 24GB of storage, an Adreno 330GPU, 12MP camera, and Android 4.4.3.

So what is this? Well, the internet thinks this is a new DROID RAZR because that phone once carried the model number XT912. However, the XT912A that we saw last year ended up being the Moto X. It could be that Motorola is simply using this model number as a way to try and disguise new phones, even if we are now onto it.

I would lean towards this being the new Moto X, a phone that Motorola has already confirmed will be released late summer. It also could be a member of the DROID family, which we would also imagine will be closely related to this year’s Moto X, if last year’s DROID vs. Moto X relationship is anything to go off of.

Specs look good enough for you? We are getting a newer processor (likely with Moto’s X8 Mobile Computing System), 1080p display, and a camera with more MPs. Those seem like upgrades in all the right places to me, at least on paper.

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Via:  PocketNow | GXFBench
  • WallBreaker

    i think the Moto X2, LG G3, and Nexus 6 are going to be the phones to beat this year.

  • Taglogical

    4.7″ to a 5.2″? Something about that isn’t screaming Moto X2… Nevertheless, please Moto, give it a LCD and SD slot. I am trying to give you my money, but my Bionic is on it’s last legs…

  • Ismail Akram

    Darn that’s way too big, I’m fan of Moto X features like Active notification and touchless control but also how it looks and feels in hand but that 5.2 will make it very big smartphone.

  • Just_Some_Nobody

    Moto X-XL.

  • aamd11

    Droid 5 plzzz

  • Donny Miller

    If we have 64 and 128gb sd cards, why are phones built with 32gb (which is always 23.XXgb usable on average) I don’t have much knowledge on storage devices inside a mobile phone, but I think for the size of an sd card and the reliability of them, can’t mobile phones do better yet?

  • Akiih

    Are you serious about 5,2 inch screen.. I dont want that big :(

    • Jeff

      Agreed. If that’s the new Moto X, I’ll just keep my current one, since I don’t want a bigger phone. Even the Nexus 5 was a bit too big for me to use comfortably, which is why I swapped it for a Moto X.

  • Gabriq IVG

    Probably a new Droid member for Verizon…

  • hoosiercub88

    Oh noes.. a 5.2″ screen, it’s going to “ruin” the Moto X.. everyone is going to hate it, it’s too big, so huge, much phablet.

  • https://www.facebook.com/christopher.johnsc chris_johns

    i dont want a 5.2″ screen….unless theres no bezel whatssoever…i love the fingerprint of my moto x its the best size for a phone….not every flagship needs to be a phablet…its a big and vibrant enough screen to watch a little netflix at lunch if i forget my n7 and when i have my n7 id never sit and read or watch anything on my phone…theres a place for phablets but i just laugh when i see peopel come n sit with my at work and they have to place their giant phone on my desk becasue they cant sit confortably with it in the pocket

  • djab

    I just hope it has wireless charging capability.

  • ja7lewis

    Bigger isn’t always better. I don’t what to feel like I’m carrying a tablet in my back pocket.

  • blahblahblah

    Hahaha! All the Moto fanboys are NOW saying a 5+ inch display would be perfect. Wasn’t the case until Moto made a phone with that size. These are the same people that said Samsung displays are way too big and won’t even fit in their pocket. You people are just as bad as iPhone fanboys. Smh.

    • NexusMan

      Don’t know what you’re reading. I’ve been seeing most fans of the X express their disappointment in this alleged larger screen size. Troll, I mean, try again.

    • https://www.facebook.com/christopher.johnsc chris_johns

      moto makes the best phones…just accept it and move on

  • Big EZ

    Son of a…. Just when I thought I might be able to get rid of this Note 2 for the LG G3, Moto has to go and do this. My wife’s Moto X came in today and after spending a few minutes with it I’m pretty sure it’s successor will be amazing with a 5.2′ screen.

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  • James Hill

    5.2″ Screen. Kellex Disapproves.

  • miri

    Hopefully they are increasing the screen size. That way I can remain perfectly happy with my current one-hand-usable OG Moto X.

  • Kenny Woodard

    Whatever happen to the “specs don’t matter” campaign Motorola was pushing? This is a total departure and doesn’t really make sense. There are already soo many high-end spec beasts. Motorola was the innovative company that pushed against specs and gave users a unique phone that actually fit in your hand and offered user-friendly features.

    • BillySuede

      sales not up to snuff. can’t beat ‘em, gonna have to join ‘em.

      • Kenny Woodard

        I could see that, but those specs are good but not up to par with the latest flagships. With Sony, Samsung, and HTC already showing off their beastly phones, Motorola coming in late with a slightly lighter spec’d phone, just doesn’t add up to me. Motorola is not even in the same realm as Apple, Samsung, and HTC. They had the right idea with the X. Customizable and user-friendly. They are going to enter into a battle with much more established companies and maybe even the newcomer OnePlus. Motorola is not going in the right direction should they implement this into their next flagship. IMO

        • Al-Burrit0

          Yeah if Moto joins the spec war then they need at least the 801 in this phone and fix the camera pronto

          • Kenny Woodard

            Its gonna take a VERY big hook for them to compete with the big boys. I don’t see it happening. Especially if they try to market it at $199.99 (on contract) like they did last year. HTC makes killer phones and even they can’t compete with Samsung. LG is up and coming as well. Moto better come out swinging and give us HUGE battery life, customization, at least a 13mp camera with ois and 4k. I know its not about the MPs in terms of quality, but average consumers don’t know that. Moto can make a big splash, they are just gonna be too little, too late..

          • hoosiercub88

            Everyone keeps saying the camera needs fixed, while it does have it’s weak points *every single phone camera does* It isn’t as awful as everyone is making it out to be.. for serious.

            https://flic.kr/p/nkJCs8

            https://flic.kr/p/nkscrA

            https://flic.kr/p/nkskGx

            https://flic.kr/p/nkLWf7

            https://flic.kr/p/nkLWFh

            The Snapdragon 800 will be sufficient, Moto doesn’t need to enter the spec war, they need to keep up what they did last year with the X. Keep the hardware relevant but not ancient, to allow it to be cheap off-contract.

          • Al-Burrit0

            I was just stating if they join the spec war but if Motorola puts the 800 in they can’t sell the phone at 199.99 on contract and expect to sell. Specs are almost identical with the nexus 5 and for the camera I don’t if they keep it at 10 mp as long as it has good sensors in this time!

        • fd2blk78

          Hahaha, OnePlus, suuuure.

    • ieatchickens

      Actually the specs are in line with last years strategy. Give the new phone 1 year old hardware but have the ability to sell the device at a lower price point. The focus of the device will be the user experience with close to pure Android.

  • Jason B

    While everyone focused on screen size (likely a new Droid anyway as the Ultra/MAXX had 5″ screens), I noticed a new 12MP camera. Motorola has long gone with OmniVision cameras, and all of their 12MP HD cameras have EIS (electronic image stabilization) and are not RGBC (AFAIK).

    Both OV12825 and OV12830 are likely candidates, unless they’ve switched OEMs. OmniVision doesn’t even offer the OV10820 RGBC sensor any more. I guess the bad press from the Moto X was enough.

  • Richard Jackson

    My wallet is ready Motorola.

  • NBM

    Although I was hoping the size and ergonomics would remain the same… I think Motorola is still capable of doing a good job. Hopefully.
    X+1 sounded like a size increase, so it’s not too surprising.
    Now I’m hoping the processor is an X8 optimized (underclocked/dual-core!) SD800, for a battery boost.
    I also hope they don’t try to release it at $600+ again. Google no longer has to worry about angering Samsung with a highly competitive low priced phone.

  • Sean Bello

    I wonder if it’ll be invite only…

  • Me

    The screen will make that phone “big”.

  • LosttsoL

    Would love this to be part of one more Droid line coming out, before the Chinese take over the company.

  • Armyof2

    Looking good to me…the trick is will it have enough to make me need to get rid of my current Moto X that handles eveyrthing I do like a champ still? Software upgrades would be the only thing to draw me out and I may see those anyways.

  • Jon Soucy

    please moto don’t make me get an iphone, 4.7″ was already pushing it

    • Sean Bello

      The new iPhone will be huge at 4.7 or 8 with all that bezel. have fun.

      • Jon Soucy

        well then there is always project ara, good specs smaller screen

  • ILikeAndroid

    I love how everyone is complaining about the screen size but there’s not one word of hate with the 1.7 (2) gb of RAM when everyone whined and wouldn’t shut up about S5 and M8 having 2 gigs of RAM.

  • Justin Tierney

    Wireless charging is a must IMO… Call me spoiled but it tops the thunderbolt charger on the iphone

    • ROB

      Got a cheap pad from China on evil bay and a 2.0 amp charger and now my N5 charges in no time…recommend the setup highly.

    • Turner

      I want this in my next phone!! Not in a $30 extra either. PALM offered this how long ago? Out of the box? It seems crazy that this isn’t a bigger deal? How many people actually use NFC? A more significant amount I’m sure, but this is something that EVERYONE would use if manufacturers would stop trying to nickel and dime us.

  • Chad

    5.2″?? Too BIG!! PASS

  • CaptainHowdy13

    5.2″ after Kellen just said the Moto X is the only one he likes to hold. Remember when phones were getting smaller? Maybe it will happen again…

    • Correct

      Phone bodies were getting smaller. Their tiny screens kept increasing in size and resolution. There was a time when 320×240 pixels was groundbreaking. So, the trend isn’t really any different now. Screen size continues to grow and body (bezels + device thickness) shrink. But yes, overall, I think many share your sentiment that there needs to be a point where size increase stops.

  • Matthew Toomey

    I can fap to this.

  • Kurt Weber

    So for those who are not happy about the screen size, I want to share my experience with you about my phones I’ve had and how it changed my view on them.. So my first smart phone was the Thunderbolt, I liked the screen because it was easy to use with 1 hand, even if the phone overall was giant. The next year I got the Galaxy s3, and I really liked the phone a lot, however it was just a tad to big for me to use it with 1 hand easily, so I understand where people get mad about 5+ inch phones (I Also don’t have very big hands), so the next year when I was looking at a new phone, I looked heavily at the Moto X which my sister got because I loved how easy it was to use, and of course the software ( love my nexus 7 btw), however then I looked at the Galaxy Note 3, kinda a plot twist, but that is the phone I decided to go with. When I first opened the box after it came in the mail, I thought “What the **** did I just buy…” but then after using it, I really enjoy the phone. In my opinion it was much easier to use a really big phone with 2 hands than having a one handed phone that was slightly too big. Do I still like the size of the Moto X, of course, but I prefer a Note over, say a galaxy s5 because the note is just enough bigger to make the two handed use easier since the one handed on the s5 is necessarily easy. SORRY THIS WAS SO LONG HOPE I HELPED IN SOME WAY :)

    • crazed_z06

      Yup… “One-handed use” is the new “physical keyboard”

      People are going to have to be dragged kicking and screaming away from it. Eventually they’ll come around.

      • Nowai

        Comment in 5 years:
        “Being able to use the phone while walking” is the new “one handed use”

        Phones become laptops, the circle of life is complete.

      • Kurt Weber

        That’s a great way to look at it, I think you’re spot on.

  • Booyabobby

    24gb storage is the new 32.

    • chris125

      And everyone complained about touchwiz taking up 8gb of space..

  • C-Law

    Why 5.2″!! Why !! Damnit. I can’t handle more than 4.8-5

    • PoisonApple31

      Still talking about phones? :P

  • Cody

    As soon as I read 5.2 my good day just got a little worse. I like my G2 but it’s still just a tad to much.

  • AbbyZFresh

    Watch as the phone now becomes $600 with that screen and specs.

  • Jprime

    I like that the screen is bigger

  • droidarmy

    booyah cant wait

  • Jonathan Ly

    Please be the new Moto X (X+1) I learned my lesson with the Moto X and I will get a developer edition.

  • Godzilla

    X phone

    • Shaun

      As per Sarge?

  • Ryan Gullett

    I hope they keep the same size Moto X they have now, and release a 5.2inch 1080p model as well. That would be awesome.

  • pu

    What’s the current status with the Lenovo purchase? I’m concerned about updates 1 year from now.

    • AbbyZFresh

      The only thing is that Moto and Lenovo are releasing a phone together on October.

      • mo

        Any word on how existing phones will be treated in terms of software updates?

  • Al-Burrit0

    Does this mean the SD 800 LINE or the original 800 chip from last year?

  • Tejas Karandikar

    No barometer !! That’s a deal breaker…

  • Dave

    Good thing Kellex hates large phones. LoL. Looks nice.

  • needa

    i would rather have the smaller size, but my brother brings up a good point. “Who cares how big it is when you got a 360?”

  • https://twitter.com/#!/MMcCraryNJ Michael McCrary

    Eventually, people who like small screens on their smartphones (4.7 and below) are going to have to realize that they are in the minority. All of the evidence is there to support it. Big phones sell a boatload. OEMs do a ton of professional market research and every research statistic points to people loving big screens. Looking at an iPhone in 2014 is downright embarrassing when directly compared to the multitude of high-end Android devices out there. Yes, the vocal minority might enjoy the heck out of a higher end tiny device, but OEMs know it won’t sell or make them any money to be worth the investment of building it.

    It was the same with hardware keyboards. They have their loyalists, but eventually most of those people decided having a well-designed and well-supported device was more important than buying some crap Kyocera with a flip-out screen that was 2 Android revisions behind and garbage specs. People adapt and move on.

    • Franklin Ramsey

      I’d have to disagree. One of the hottest selling smart phones was the iPhone by volume. Of the Android devices, the majority of sales weren’t in the Phablet range, they were still in the 5-5.3 inch range. I’m guessing we won’t see a bunch of 4.7 inch phones anytime soon, but the majority of people also aren’t clamoring for phablet sized devices just yet. Heck, anytime I’m out with a friend with a Note 3 or even the S4, I hear people commenting on how big the phone is any how awkward it has to be.

    • calculatorwatch

      I don’t think the average consumer has on opinion on whether 4.7 or 5.1 inch screens are better until they actually use the device. Sure, people might lean towards bigger screen sizes but that’s what all the other OEMs are making. Motorola has the chance to set themselves apart with a phone that’s nice and compact and usable with one hand which has it’s own appeal to a lot of people. The iPhone is a great example of a small screen that still sells really well, and the Moto X appeals to a wide range of people who think a 4″ screen is too small and a 5″ phone is too big.

      • NexusMan

        The iPhone sells really well, but the people buying it don’t like the size of the screen. I don’t know a single iPhone user who doesn’t think the screen is too small. But like sheep, they continue to buy it every year or two, use it, and complain about it. Continually saying, “I’m gonna’ dump iPhone,” yet they never do.

        • calculatorwatch

          That’s true, they keep thinking Apple will do the smart thing and make a larger screened iPhone but Apple is too stubborn. If there ever was a phone to pull iPhone users over to Android though it’s the Moto X since it still gives them a usable size but a much larger screen.

          The problem with Android users however, is they’re stuck thinking that bigger is always better without realizing that it’s always a trade-off when it comes to compactness.

    • SkyCode

      You can ask some one with a Iphone why they bought it and they will tell you (Because its a Iphone) I have the Moto X for my personal phone and a IPhone for work and the Iphone is just a paper weight. When i am off or not on call it is turned off and out of my Face.

    • NexusMan

      4.7″ is NOT a small screen. I don’t think ANYONE likes a “small screen,” we just don’t like big phones. There’s a difference. The iPhone is a small phone with a small screen. The Moto X is a small phone with a big screen.

  • Brandon Sobotta

    Just recommended the Moto X for my mom. Would do the same with this one. Can’t really see recommending it to any one other than her.

  • illpassinthisone

    So, the NEW MOTO X 2 + 1 SQUARED is actually an LG G2…