Motorola smartphone with Snapdragon 888 SoC could be launched soon: report

Motorola is reportedly working on a flagship smartphone powered by the newly launched Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. A Lenovo executive shared a picture on Weibo showing retail packaging for Motorola’s upcoming phone, along with caption indicating a launch in the first quarter of 2021. The CEO also reportedly mentioned that Motorola will offer users many exciting features for the company’s new premium offering.

Lenovo Executive Chen Jin put on Weibo share a photo of a retail package box on a Motorola phone indicating the smartphone is about to be launched in China.

It is speculated that the smartphone will be powered by the Snapdragon 888 SoC. It is expected to have a high refresh rate AMOLED panel, support for fast charging and wireless reverse charging, and a fingerprint scanner under the display report by 91Mobiles. No further details are available for the upcoming Motorola smartphone. The company has also not officially confirmed a Snapdragon 888 smartphone. So this information should be absorbed with a pinch of salt.

The flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC was unveiled earlier this month, along with a list of phone manufacturers who will be among the first to launch a smartphone with the new chipset. Lenovo and Motorola were added to the list.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC features a third generation Snapdragon X60 modem that supports 5G sub-6 carrier aggregation and mmWave and offers speeds of up to 7.5 Gbps. It also offers enhanced AI experiences through the new AI engine. The new Qualcomm SoC achieved a score of 735,439 in the AnTuTu test and a score of 1,135 in the Geekbench single-core test.

Motorola also appears to be working on another premium phone – the Motorola Nio, which is expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 865 SoC. The phone may run Android 11 and has up to 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. The smartphone is expected to come with a refresh rate of 105 Hz.


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