Motorola ‘Nio’ With 105Hz Refresh Rate, Snapdragon 865 SoC Reportedly in Works

The upcoming Motorola smartphone might come with the flagship-grade hardware.


Motorola is reportedly working on a new flagship smartphone that will come with a weird refresh rate. Most of the smartphones these days come with 60Hz, 90Hz, 120Hz, or 144Hz refresh rate. However, the upcoming Motorola smartphone is said to feature a 105Hz refresh rate. The company introduced its flagship series, the Motorola Edge and Edge+ with 90Hz refresh rate. Now, it seems that the company is making yet another flagship smartphone with an unusual refresh rate. The smartphone is codenamed as Motorola Nio. Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming Motorola smartphone.

Motorola Nio details leaked

Folks at XDA Developers have revealed that the company is working on a new smartphone that will come with an unusual high refresh rate. The smartphone comes with codename ‘Nio’ and bears model number Motorola XT2125. The publication has seen some solid evidence that this upcoming flagship smartphone might have a peak refresh rate of 105Hz. There seems no logic behind the 105Hz refresh as it does not divide evenly into 24 or 30 fps. So, it is possible that the company is only testing this refresh rate during development and will cap it to 90Hz when the phone is made official.

Motorola Nio specifications

Moving on, the report has also revealed some key specification of the upcoming Motorola smartphone. The Motorola ‘Nio’ might feature a 6.6-inch Full HD+ display with a screen resolution of 2520 x 1080 pixels. The phone might pack a 5,000mAh battery. In terms of performance, the handset might come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset.

The upcoming Motorola phone may come with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. In terms of optics, we might see a triple-camera setup. The primary lens could be a 64MP OmniVision OV648 image sensor. This will be accompanied by a 16MP OmniVision OV16A10 sensor, which is a wide-angle camera lens. Lastly, there will be a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, the phone may come with dual selfie cameras.

The phone might come with a combination of 16MP OmniVision OV16A1Q along with an 8MP secondary shooter (Samsung S5k4H7). The phone may run on Android 11 out of the box with some of Motorola’s UI customizations.