Moto X+1 possibly spotted in new benchmark, brings Snapdragon 800 along for the ride


Moto X gaming performance DSC00728

The Motorola Moto X+1 is another highly anticipated Android flagship due out later this year. Up until now, we haven’t seen much from the device, other than a few rumors and a leaked logo from @evleaks. But today, a Motorola device going by the codename XT912A has popped up in a GFXBench benchmark, leading some to wonder if this could be the sequel to last year’s flagship.

If that codename looks familiar to you, it’s because it’s the exact same one we saw last year which, as it turns out, was in fact the original Motorola Moto X. Motorola has also used this name for the Moto Droid Ultra, just without the “A” at the end. So while it could be a guise for a Motorola Droid Ultra sequel, we’re leaning more towards Moto X+1.

Of course, this new XT912A differs from the original in that it features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor (the CPU most likely powering Motorola’s next–gen X8 chip), Adreno 330 GPU, 5.2-inch 1080p display, 2GB of RAM,  24GB of storage, and running on Android 4.4.3 KitKat. It seems Motorola might be increasing the MP a bit as well, with the latest version reporting 12MP rear/2MP front facing cameras.

Motorola XT912A GFXBench

Pretty much what we’d expect from a Moto X followup. Honestly, if Motorola could find a way to cram these upgrades into the exact same shell as the original Moto X we’d bite. Hard. Throw in some denim for good measure and we’re sure the Motorola Moto X+1 will be an even bigger hit than the original.

[GFXBench | via The Droid Guy]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Hmm, the HTC One M8, the OnePlus One, or the Moto X+1. So many choices… so few names.

    1. Do I have to only choose one?

      1. yes.. but which ‘One’

    2. Me too plus one more, LG G3

  2. So… not sure If I’ll consider the M8 this time around…. Definitely looking at the Moto X+1 Now, the G3… and probably the One Maxx 2

  3. I prefer big sceens, but I feel bad because the Moto X satisfied a need for people that wanted smaller screens.

    1. Hoping Motorola’s elves defied physics and crammed a 5.2-inch display on the Moto X’s 5.09-inch body.

      1. wraparound display perhaps??????

        1. Lol doubt it, lg and Samsung are the only ones manufacturing them and they haven’t even started mass production of the panels.

      2. Its going to be very difficult to top the lg g2 in terms of bezel size, but it is possible as seen with that new lg leak.

    2. People who wanted smaller phones. Not smaller screens.

    3. I didn’t want a smaller screen… that’s why i bought the MotoX

      I wanted the same screen size as the HTC One… I just didn’t want a huge phone. I already had a huge phone when I had the original Phablet(Dell Streak)

      The MotoX is a small Phone… with a pretty damn big screen for it’s size.

  4. If it has a 5.2″ screen absolutely zero interest, the 4.7″ form factor is perfection. I doubt the Moto X2 would be benchmarking this early anyway if it’s due August/September.

    1. You wouldn’t use the device if they managed to fit that size of a screen into the same casing as the original?

      1. I don’t think there’s anyway they could do that. The bezels were already pretty small. If they put it in the Nexus 5 casing and mange to fix the camera I would get it.

      2. Not physically possible, the original X has a 5.09″ body according to Chris Chavez.

    2. i hope you’re right because all of this year’s flagship phones are too big imo.

  5. Looks like the new Moto X will be joining all the other overgrown phones.

    1. If this turns out to be a Moto X sequel, I guarantee you the form factor will be nowhere near that of the other gigantic 5.2″ screen phones, currently on the market. Just as the 4.7″ Moto X is much more compact than other phones with that screen size.

      1. if it maintains the current form factor, I’ll buy one. although I don’t know why, nothing wrong with my Moto X. I guess I just want more of a good thing. The camera is the only thing I find average on my Moto X.

  6. The XT912 was the OG Droid RAZR. The Moto X on VZW is the XT1060. This is probably a new Droid phone.

    1. Possibly the next Droid Maxx / Ultra.

    2. i hope it is..Bcuz 5.2 is too big for the perfect-fit moto x line…..

  7. This is a new DROID, not the next Moto X. They would be shooting themselves in the foot to increase the screen to 5.2″ after everyone loved 4.7″ so much.

  8. The upgrades aren’t that substantial really… especially if its “the same exact shell” as the Moto X. Those hardware specs are already being outdated and replaced with newer models. Really it sounds like the Moto X+1 is what the original should have been…

    Also, that screen is getting too big. I used to think 5″ was overkill but good luck finding a flagship with something smaller. It seems all the flagship phones try to hard to be like one another with a different UI. Come on Project Ara!

  9. 5.2″ screen, WHY???

    Moto was on a winner with their <5" screen on the original X. I can see this big a screen actually losing them some of their customer base. I wonder if it will attract new customers? Certainly puts me off wanting one.

    1. They already have <5" covered with the X. Why shouldn't they offer a phone for people who want a bigger phone (which seems to be the larger audience)?

      1. Phandroid speculated this phone to be the replacement to the X in which case they should continue to cater to the market that prefers <5".

        If as some other tech websites have speculated this is a new Razor or some other Motorola line then it makes good sense to attempt to cater to a different type of buyer. However, that is not what was being speculated in this article or the comments on it.

        1. I don’t think this replaces the X, it’s just related to the X. I can’t see Moto replacing the X this soon after its release (well less than year).

  10. why the 5.2 inch screen.???????.the 4.7 was perfect!!!!! Why does every freaken phone have to get bigger?!?!?!?!?!?

  11. every body is trying to be ” The One”…its getting redundant…….

    1. HTC One X, HTC One X+, HTC One, HTC One M8, OnePlus One, Moto X, Moto X+1, Xbox One…

    2. Have to agree… “One” branding is getting pretty ridiculous… Just make a flagship and stick with the name… It makes your brand stronger…

    3. Moto X +1 is not an official name.

  12. I was hoping to be given credit for this leak I guess you all had it ready already..

  13. 5.2″? A little small, but still big enough to be usable. My dad has a Moto G (practically the same exact Dimensions) and its so small I drop it. (thank god for cases)

  14. I think they should have kept the 4.7 inch 720p display with the S800, much higher frame rate. I don’t like this new trend of higher resolution, it isn’t a big enough difference in visual clarity where sacrificing performance is justified.

    1. If this is in fact a “X”, I hope it is just a second option and not a replacement. Perhaps MotoMaker will take to another level and offer two screen sizes.

  15. Please don’t make it any bigger!!!

    It’s a perfect size as it is.

  16. I’m confused. The Moto one plus one was already officially announced from motorola a couple of days ago….before this article was published. You can even see the official video on youtube and it has a 5.5″ display….it’s completely different phone than what this article says.

    1. Ooo…I liked to see it. Do you have a link, because I can’t locate it on YouTube?

        1. Not entirely sure you are joking, but that isn’t a Motorola phone. That’s a new OEM.

          1. LOL Just implying that the Cyanogen will crush moto x plus one (Bigger, better, cheaper) Similar name, customizable back plate etc….

          2. Ahh…ok then

  17. Hoping this is just another level to MotoMaker and they will now offer two screen sizes

  18. I’ll keep my nexus 5…as it has the same specs! But the moto x has some cool features that aren’t on the nexus! We will see what new features moto will bring to the table.

  19. As if there weren’t enough phablets on the market. If this is the successor to the Moto X, what a disappointment.

  20. It’s highly unlikely that this is the successor to the Moto X.

    -Motorola XT910 – Razr (international)
    -Motorola XT912 – Droid Razr (Verizon)

    By comparison, the Moto X has the following model numbers;
    -XT1058 (AT&T, Claro, Rogers)
    -XT1060 (Verizon, CDMA Developers Edition))
    -XT1056 (Sprint)
    -XT1055 (U.S. Cellular)
    -XT1053 (T-Mobile, Nextel, GSM Developers Edition)

    This is very likely a new Droid-line device.

  21. Def won’t be big hit. Good phone but many consumers have given up on moto x.

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