Motorola is gearing up to launch more 5G phones this year. The company started its 2021 calendar with the arrival of the Motorola Edge S, a refreshed flagship featuring the cost-effective, but really powerful, Snapdragon 870 SoC. Now, the company will fill the mid-range and entry-level segment with more devices packing the fifth-gen network support. The brand started its 5G journey last year with the Motorola Edge duo, then, it brought two mid-range phons dubbed Moto G 5G and Moto G 5G Plus. Now, rumors suggest that there is a new entry-level device set to come, for now, known as Motorola Ibiza.
The new device paid a visit to the GeekBench benchmark database bearing the XT2137-2 model number. The phone comes with a Motorola Ibiza codename and might be the first Motorola phone to sport the Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 SoC. Back in the last month, Qualcomm unveiled this chipset as its most affordable SoC for the 5G segment. So far, only the Vivo Y31s and Oppo A93 5G have the new budget 5G chipset.
Motorola Ibiza is a 5G budget device with Snapdragon 480 SoC
On the CPU side, the Snapdragon 480 SoC brings the Kryo 460 performance cores based on the Cortex-A76 clocked at 2.0GHz alongside more power-efficient A55 cores working at 1.8GHz. This capable CPU ensured 2,466 points in the single-core test run and 6,223 points in the multi-core department. You may notice that these numbers are too high, take in mind that the test was done on GeekBench 4. The numbers will be lower on Geekbench 5 based tests. Interestingly, the listing also reveals 6GB of RAM which is excellent and surprising. Motorola isn’t the most generous company when it comes to specifications. Perhaps this year the company does not want its devices too much behind the Chinese brands which are also working to popularize 5G.
Worth noting that the new GeekBench information coincides with a previous listing on Wi-Fi Alliance. It revealed that the Motorola Ibiza will come with dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz & 5GHz) and will run Android 11 straight out of the box.
For now, we don’t have many specifications to share. However, we expect it to come with a large waterdrop notch display and HD+ resolution. Moreover, Motorola should keep its strategy with a battery bigger than 5,000mAh complete with at least 18W fast-charging. The device may be released alongside the rumored Motorola Capri series.