All this time, rumors have suggested that the Moto G6 will be powered by a budget Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset, which is an obvious upgrade from the Snapdragon 430 used on the Moto G5. However, according to the latest benchmarks, the phone will, in fact, get a more superior Snapdragon 625 chipset.
As per the Geekbench listing, the Moto G6 will not be powered by the weaker Snapdragon 450 as earlier rumored, rather, it seems poised to debut with the powerful Snapdragon 625, which powered last year’s Moto G5 Plus and G5S Plus.
This is a great move by Lenovo, especially given that one of the Moto G6’s closest competitors, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, has a Snapdragon 625 chipset running the show. The chipset will then be paired with 3GB RAM, probably on the base model and another 4GB RAM option for the high-end model, but the same Android 8.0 Oreo will be pre-installed out of the box.
The bigger Moto G6 Plus is expected to ship with an even more powerful Snapdragon 630 chipset mated with up to 6GB RAM and Android Oreo, but this is still weaker than the Snapdragon 636 used on the Redmi Note 5 Pro, another serious competitor in this class.
We don’t know when Lenovo will unveil the Moto G6 series, but looking at the rate at which leaks are coming in, it’s possible that the date is imminent.