11 January 2021
Motorola is reportedly working on a budget 5G smartphone codenamed "Ibiza". The report is coming from a German publication TechnikNews citing sources familiar with the development. The phone will feature an unnamed Qualcomm Snapdragon processor that is yet to get official. The report goes on to reveal almost all the major specifications and features of the device.
The alleged Motorola Ibiza is said to bear the model number XT2137 but no information about the commercial name is available yer. It will have an HD+ (1600 x 720 pixels) notched display with support for a 90Hz refresh rate. The notch will be of waterdrop style and the display panel does not support technologies like HDR and OLED.
The choice of processor will be a Snapdragon 400-series 5G chip (SM4350) which will be a first from Qualcomm. The phone will have 4GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage but there could also be more configuration options. There will be a quad-camera setup featuring three Samsung camera sensors and one OmniVision sensor. These include a 48-megapixel primary sensor, a 13-megapixel wide-angle sensor, a 5-megapixel macro sensor, and a 2-megapixel sensor.
The front camera is said to be a 13-megapixel sensor which is housed within the notch. The battery capacity is said to be 5,000mAh that should last for a day with ease. The good thing is that Motorola is said to ship "Ibiza" with Android 11 which is the latest Android version. The launch is expected to happen sometime in Q1 2021 i.e. by the end of March. It is one of the many Motorola phones lined up for a 2021 release. Other rumored devices include Capri, Caprip, and Nio which are aimed at different price points.