Update August 14: Evan Blass (@evleaks) has confirmed that Moto E7 Plus will feature a Snapdragon 460 SoC, 5000 mAh battery, 48MP dual camera, and 4GB+64GB variant.
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In September last year, Motorola launched its entry-level smartphone Moto E6 Plus, which was equipped with MediaTek Helio P22 SoC. Now, Motorola will soon unveil its successor, dubbed Moto E7 Plus, to take on a huge number of low-cost Chinese phones.
Today, the Moto E7 Plus appears on the Geekbench benchmarking platform, which reveals some key details. The listing shows it will have 4GB RAM and pre-installed Android 10 operating system.
Apart from revealing RAM and Android version, Geekbench also confirms that it will run on an octa-core chipset Qualcomm that packs a base frequency of 1.8GHz. The listing also mentions the motherboard code name as “guam”.
However, we were able to access the developer codes of the motherboard(guam) that show CPU core configuration and GPU as follows:
CPU: 4 Core @ 1.61 Ghz + 4 Core @ 1.80 Ghz
GPU: Adreno 610
This configuration only matches Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 460 chipset that was launched back in January for entry-grade phones.
Qualcomm also confirmed that Snapdragon 460-powered devices will be commercially available by the end of 2020. So, it looks like Motorola’s upcoming Moto E7 Plus will be the first phone to feature a Snapdragon 460 SoC.
The chipset also supports India’s NavIC satellite system. So, the Moto E7 Plus may arrive with NavIC support.
Last month, 91Mobiles managed to get live images of the Moto E7 Plus that show a waterdrop notch to accommodate the selfie camera, dual-rear camera setup, speaker grills, a USB Type-C port, and a physical fingerprint sensor.