Motorola is expected to unveil its Moto G7 series at an event in Brazil sometime next month. While no specific launch date has been confirmed by Motorola yet, the event is expected to take place before MWC 2019 kicks off in Barcelona. Ahead of the launch event next month, the Moto G7 has made an appearance on the Geekbench benchmarking platform. The Geekbench listing confirms the smartphone will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE processor.
Moto G7 3GB RAM Variant Appears on Geekbench
The Moto G7 had been spotted at the US FCC last month with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE octa-core processor under the hood. The latest Geekbench listing now confirms that the Moto G7 will indeed be powered by the popular Qualcomm mid-range chipset. What seems a little odd, however, is that Geekbench lists the motherboard as being “msm8953”, which points to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset and not Snapdragon 660. The “ARM Implementer 81 architecture 8 variant 10 part 2048 revision 2” identifier, however, makes it quite clear that it is actually the Snapdragon 660. In terms of the actual benchmark scores, the Moto G7 scored 1,260 in the single-core test and 4,759 points in the multi-core test. Both the scores are slightly on the lower side when compared to other Snapdragon 660-powered handsets. That said, you should keep in mind that the device caught on Geekbench is likely not a final retail unit. Apart from the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, the Geekbench listing reveals the smartphone includes 3GB of RAM and runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system. However, the Moto G7 is also expected to be available in a 4GB RAM variant with up to 64GB of internal storage. For further expansion, the handset will include a microSD card slot as well.
Previous leaks have confirmed that the Moto G7 will debut with a revamped design compared to its predecessor. The Moto G7 is expected to feature a waterdrop-style notch and a fingerprint sensor mounted inside the Motorola batwing logo on the back. At the rear, Moto G7 is rumored to sport a 16MP + 5MP dual-camera setup, while on the front it could have a 12MP selfie snapper with an LED flash. Other rumored specifications include a 6-inch Full HD+ resolution display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a 3500mAh battery with fast charging support.