The onslaught of ultra-high-res Androids is set to continue, with Motorola Lenovo believed to be working on at least two Quad HD handhelds for commercial launches by the end of the year.
Wondering just how much better the already remarkable Verizon-exclusive Droid Turbo can get? Not very much, if we’re to trust preliminary information listed over at GFX Bench, but enough to give rival flagship phones like the HTC One M9 or LG G4 a healthy run for their money.
Is the Samsung Galaxy S6 in danger as well? Without a doubt as far as battery capacity goes, and probably on a photography level too. Yet the Moto XT1585, aka Kinzie, will enter the high-stakes, high-end arena with a great disadvantage: octa-core Snapdragon 810 instability.
It’s possible Lenovo intends to work closely alongside Qualcomm, exactly like OnePlus, to iron out overheating hitches, but at the end of the day, the 810 chip is… tainted. It simply does not inspire trust anymore, and unfortunately, the unreleased Snapdragon 820 also seems incapable of eclipsing the Exynos 7420.
If this “Kinzie” shall indeed follow in the footsteps of the Turbo autonomy champ, perhaps the most important upgrade will see the screen size increased to 5.5 inches, allowing the cell to grow, likely near to the 4,500 mAh mark.
Meanwhile, the RAM count apparently staggers at 3 gigs, and the rear camera preserves the impressive 20 21 MP sensor. No changes are due in the internal storage department either, where you’ll have 32 GB of space to save up your digital property on, but at least the selfie shooter will flourish from 2 to 5 megapixels.
Last but not least, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop runs the software show in prototype stages, so you’ll definitely get an up-to-date UI out the box. When? In a couple of months, tops, by which time Motorola could also release an “international” third-gen Moto X, Verizon-specific 5.2-inch Snapdragon 808 Droid and Moto 360 smartwatch sequel.