Motorola Moto X 2016
Motorola is planning on launching two versions of its 2016 Moto X smartphone, both featuring modular design. Pictured: A man walks by a video display at the Motorola booth on the second day of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Jan. 7, 2011. REUTERS/RICK WILKING

The specifications of the two new Motorola smartphone have surfaced on GFXBench benchmarking site. Rumors are rife that Motorola is working on a newer edition of its Moto E entry-level smartphone.

According to Phone Arena, the model numbers of both the Motorola smartphones are XT1700 and XT1706. Even though Lenovo has acquired Motorola, these devices seems to belong to the latter company as it is known for using model numbers with letters “XT” followed by four-digit number.

The model number XT1700 has a 5-inch display that supports an HD resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. It does not feature a Snapdragon chipset but is powered by MediaTek MT6753 SoC that includes a quad-core processor that clocks at 1 GHz and Mali-T720 graphics. It is supported by 2 GB of RAM.

The internal storage of the handset is 16 GB. As of this writing, there is no confirmation on the external storage of the device. It is expected to feature an 8-megapixel rear camera and a front-facing selfie snapper of 5-megapixel.

The other handset with model number XT1706 is packed with same specifications. Both the devices will arrive preinstalled with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The size of the battery for both the handsets is not known yet. These new models seem to be variants of the Moto E (Gen 3) that will come out to replace the second generation Moto E.

Motorola had launched the Moto E (Gen 2) last year with a 4.5-inch display that supports 540 x 960 pixels’ resolution. It features a Snapdragon 410 SoC that consists of a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and Adreno 306 graphics. The SoC is accompanied by 1 GB of RAM. The native storage of the device is 8 GB. For photography, it is packed with 5-megapixel rear camera and 0.3-megapixel frontal shooter.