Moto X3 (3rd Gen) aka Moto X 2016 Price, Specs And Release Date

Update 24 June 2016: A listening on the import export tracking website Zauba reveals that a new Motorola device has been imported in India. According to the listening the device has an MSM8996 chipset (Snapdragon 820) and 5 inches  screen. It seems like Motorola can make the Moto X 2016 a 5-inch device because currently, the company does not have any good smartphone in 5 inches display size. Previously we have seen some leaks of a Motorola device carrying a Snapdragon 820 Chipset and a 5 inches display.

A recent survey revealed that 34% of smartphone buyers love 5.5 inches screen and only 26% want 5 inches screen but it is still a good number to dominate. Previously we have heard that Motorola X series is still alive and a new smartphone from the series will release soon.

Moto X 2016 Zauba


A new Motorola phone model number XT1622 appeared on GFX benchmark, The device has 5 inches 1080p display with 3GB of ram,  with a Mediatek helio P10 CPU clocked at 2.1GHz. It has a 16 MP back and 8 MP front facing camera alongside with 32 GB of internal storage. On the operating system side, the phone has Android 6.0 marshmallow.

The rear camera is capable of recording 4K video while the from camera can record 1080p videos. Another interesting thing is Pure Android, Cause the benchmark database suggests a Google Play Edition device. Currently, we can’t say anything about the release but it seems like this is a Moto X series phone.


As we told you earlier Motorola is planning to launch an another new device called Moto X3 (Moto X 2016). A recent listing spotted on Zauba, an Indian shipping database, reveals plans for something called the Moto X3.

Update: – Lenovo said that they will not discontinue the Moto X series, However, the flagship crown is now on Moto Z series head. They also said that Motorola will launch Moto X 3rd Gen (Moto X 2016) soon with improved specs and price. Some recent rumors are suggesting that Moto can make the X series smartphone as Mid-End smartphone to favor the Moto Z series.

Update:- Motorola has launched Moto Z, Moto Z Force, and MotoMods.

The device appears to sport a 5-inch display, GSM network support, and a single SIM card slot. The codename suggests this could be the latest in the flagship Moto X series. Then again, the company never actually released a Moto X2, and then Moto X Style and Moto X Play but not Moto X3. As you can see the import date is 23 March 2016, so we can expect Moto X3 release on 2 August 2016.


Recently an image posted on Facebook declared that Motorola is working on the next-generation Moto X or Moto X3 aka Moto X 3rd Gen and a new report is feeding all the rumors and providing a great first impression. Moto x 3rd gen would feature all the latest hardware technologies and alongside some software improvement and more polished User Interface with the traditional Moto X voice commanding system.Moto X3

The 2nd generation Moto X is still really a good smartphone to buy, It’s still selling a lot of units due to its brilliant specs, Technology, and design. It was considered one of the best smartphone to buy in 2014 and also one of the best smartphones from Motorola, And now the tech giant is working on a new one called Moto X3 or Moto X 3rd gen. The latest rumors come from a Verizon engineer who is in charge of testing smartphones or software updates before they get released to the wide audience.

We won’t have to wait too long before we can lay our eyes on Motorola’s latest gem, and it will be quite a big release. According to the latest rumors and leaks, Motorola is aiming for a summer release, probably in August or September, If that’s true, then we could hear from Motorola soon, As for now we can only trust on the leaks posted by some sources.

Update Dec 2015:- 

Also, read – Expected specs and release date of Moto G4 Plus.

  • From what it looks like, the Moto X3 will have a 5-inch screen (1440 x 2560 resolution) which is nearly identical to that of the Motorola’s earlier smartphone DROID Turbo.
  • It looks like on the inside Moto X 3rd Gen will have an 8-core Snapdragon 820 processor with 4 GB of RAM (Some rumors suggested 3 GB of Ram). There will be two variants of Moto X3 Smartphone, one with 32 GB and the other with 64 GB with a Micro-SD slot for more storage.
  • The rear camera will be a 21 Megapixel model as we stated before while the front-facing one will be at 8 Megapixels.
  • You should expect the Moto X3 to have Android 6.0 marshmallow out of the box.
  • As for the battery, it has a 3,280 mAh one Or 3410 mAh, which can give the 3rd Gen Moto X full day juice.

The release date of Moto X3 (aka Motorola Moto X 3rd generation) the Latino Post expects a Mid-September release some rumors suggested an end September release. But now the device will be expected to release in Mid May 2016.

Moto X3 Specs And Features

Moto X3 Display

In this present world display is one of the key selling feature of a smartphone and Motorola know’s that very well that’s why Moto X 3 would feature a 5-inch 2560 x 1440 pixel Quad HD LCD display with a Gorilla Glass 3 Or 4 protection in the hood. More and more people are agreeing upon the fact that the Moto X 2016 is going to feature a QHD display

Moto X 3 Battery

Today’s users of a smartphone have a very big problem called low battery because we are using our smartphone too frequently and the CPU And Larger High Res Display’s are eating the battery so Motorola addressed the problem that’s why Moto X 2016 edition would feature  a 3,280 mAh or 3480 mAh battery.

Moto X3Camera

Moto X3 would feature 21MP primary shooter with OIS and a 5MP selfie front side camera. We expect a high level of user customization and performance from the cameras.

Moto X3 CPU, Ram, And Storage

Some Sources and leaks suggested that a device from Motorola is coming and will be powered by the new Snapdragon 820 SoC. There’s a good chance that the device is Moto X3 aka Moto X 2016.

Moto X 3 can feature a 2GB Ram or 3GB Ram with a limited 128GB storage model.

Storage:- 32GB, 64GB they can also announce a 64GB edition a German blog suggested that.


There is no doubt about the LTE in Moto x3 with some standard hardware feature like Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, HSPA+, GPS, And Wifi.

___ A Spanish website suggested that Moto X3 And Moto G3 both will come with Qualcomm’s Turbo Charge 3.0 technology If it’s a true leak then it will be a game changer feature for lot’s of users to consider about.

Moto X3 Release Date

Rick Osterloh, Motorola’s President, spilled the beans on company’s plans about the next Moto X. He answered to a question on Twitter as part of the #AskRickO initiative. He was asked about the time-frame for the third generation Moto X.

Apparently the Motorola will be trying to keep an annual cycle for all its products, including the Moto X, which means we can expect the 3rd Gen Moto X to go official in August or September.

As Motorola will make use of their famous Moto Maker tool, which gives potential buyers the ability to customize their products before they buy them. A design-related question is: will we be seeing wood or leatherbacks on the third generation, Moto X? The answer is Yes why not the wood back-panel lovers know that how it feels when you hold a wood finished Moto X3.

What questions do you have about the Moto X 3 and how well do you think it will do in the present race of the smartphone’s tell us in the comment section below.?




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