Motorola, huh? They were a no-show on the list of brands at the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3’s launch. Those brands were all set to use that powerful chipset in their devices. But wait, there’s a twist. Some leaks from a tipster named Wisdom Pikachu (yeah, you read that right) suggest that Motorola’s got a plan up its sleeve.
They’re looking to launch a flagship smartphone with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. When? In the coming months. But don’t ask for specifics about the device. They’re keeping those cards close to their chest. The tipster, however, hints at a Q2 2024 debut.
Now, let’s talk about other brands. OnePlus, ASUS, Samsung, and a few others have already jumped on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 bandwagon. They’ve got it in their latest smartphones, as Qualcomm announced during the chip’s launch in October 2023.
Here’s something interesting. This leak from our friend Pikachu lines up with Motorola’s usual way of doing things. They typically unveil their flagship phones under the X-series in China and the Edge-series globally.
Now, let’s get to the juicy part. The upcoming Snapdragon 8 gen 3 powered Motorola flagship might be a China exclusive. Remember the Moto X40? It was a China-exclusive flagship launched in December 2022, and it had the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip. But then, Motorola rebranded it as the Motorola Edge 40 Pro for the global market. We might see a similar pattern with this new Snapdragon-powered flagship.
There’s chatter that the upcoming China-exclusive flagship might be named the Moto X50. And for the global audience? They might rebrand it as the Motorola Edge 50 Pro. But hey, this is all speculation.
Despite the lack of official word, the rumor mill is buzzing. The latest Snapdragon-powered Motorola flagship might follow its predecessor’s rebranding footsteps. And with the expected debut in Q2 2024, tech enthusiasts and industry watchers are on the edge of their seats. They’re waiting for more detailed leaks and info about Motorola’s upcoming flagship.
Motorola’s entry into the third-generation Snapdragon flagship arena is likely to spice things up in the market. So, let’s wait and see what they bring to the table.