Motorola Odin with Snapdragon 8150 reportedly in the works; could be the Moto Z4

“The purported Moto Z4 smartphone is tipped to feature Snapdragon 8150 chipset and support X50 modem for 5G connectivity”

Lenovo-owned Motorola is allegedly working on a new smartphone that could be the successor of the Moto Z3 (first impression). The handset reportedly in the making has been codenamed “Odin” by Motorola, a report by XDA Developers claims. It further adds that the device will be flagship offering and come with support for Moto Mods. The marketing name of the phone has not been revealed yet, but speculations are that it could be the Moto Z4.

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Coming to the specifications, Moto Z4 could sport Qualcomm’s next-gen flagship chipset – the Snapdragon 8150 SoC. The entry-level variant of the handset is tipped to equip 4GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage. The configuration looks mediocre for a flagship smartphone, but it seems likely since its predecessor was also announced with the same amount of RAM. The storage was double – 64GB to be exact – on Moto Z3 though. We expect more variants with higher configurations to be announced as well.

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Moreover, the phone will reportedly boot Android 9 Pie out of the box and flaunt the connector pins on the rear panel to offer support for Motorola’s modular Moto Mods, including the 5G Moto Mod accessory. The 5G Mod was announced earlier this year alongside the Moto Z3 and allowed US operator Verizon to successfully test its first 5G data transmission. Therefore, the rumoured Moto Z4 will support 5G network out of the box. 

The XDA report further claims that Motorola is working on software to handle an in-display fingerprint sensor. However, it hasn’t been confirmed that if “Odin”/ Moto Z4 will have the in-display scanner or not. Motorola does have a phone with in-display fingerprint sensor under development, it claims, and says that it is likely for the Moto Z4 model only.

Ashish is one of the youngest members of 91mobiles, and a recent tech geek convert. When he's not churning out articles, you’ll find him watching sports or binging TV shows. He listens to John Mayer when beating Delhi traffic.
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