GSM Arena has indicated that Moto Z4 will have a midrange Snapdragon 675 chip. It was expected to come with the Moto Z4 Play. It will discredit a rumor circulated last November that the new Moto Z4 (Motorola Odin) may or may not refer to the next flagship Moto device. It would pack a Snapdragon 8150 and it was the top-tier chip debuted in the Samsung Galaxy S10. Now, it’s assumed that the leak was referring to the Moto Z4 Play, especially since an earlier GSM Arena report noted it would come with the lower-performance Snapdragon 675. It fits the Play version’s typically lower-speed and lower-cost role.
The new device has a 6.4-inch screen, but the Moto Z4 Play was previously reported to have a 6.22-inch screen. The preceding Moto Z3 might not have been a terribly impressive device, but it’s dated yet still powerful flagship Snapdragon 835 chip made the phone a bargain at a mid-range cost. If the Moto Z4 comes with a mid-range processor, it won’t have quite the value. It is noteworthy that we don’t know if the Snapdragon 675 has the performance to handle 5G. The Moto Z3 has clung to relevance by sporting the Moto Mod 5G that lets it connect to Verizon’s 5G network and it’s likely there’s extra processing power in the mod to get the combined phone package up to speed to harness the advanced network.
It is still questionable that can a Snapdragon 675 keep up as well as the Snapdragon 835 in the Moto Z3 in a network test? Even Qualcomm’s own numbers show the former’s LTE peak download speed at 600Mbps, lower than that of the latter 1Gbps. The leak also pointed out that both the Moto Z4 and the Moto Z4 Play will pack 48MP rear cameras, with the former coming with a 25MP selfie camera. It will be a major boost from the 12MP dual rear shooters on the Moto Z3.