Lenovo-owned Motorola has tried to create a set of strategies, but nothing really looks up when it comes to bringing the company back to its former glory. In recent years, Motorola has focused on affordable and mid-range smartphones, usually powered by Qualcomm’s second-tier chipsets. However, in 2020 the company can be traced back to the flagship smartphone space in terms of chipsets used. At the Snapdragon Summit 2019, Motorola’s Sergio Bunak announced that the company will launch new smartphones on the Snapdragon 865 and 765 platforms.
“As a mobile arm, Motorola will continue to lead the 5G era in 2020 with our expanded lineup of 5G solutions – powered by high-performing Snapdragon 765 and 865 mobile platforms, rejuvenating our place in the premium flagship space , ”Said Buniak. Their statement states that Motorola is working on smartphones on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 and Snapdragon 865 platforms to be launched in the coming months.
This means that we could potentially see Qualcomm Snapdragon 865-powered Motorola Razer and other flagship devices in 2020, which will be the company’s first smartphone on the Snapdragon 800-series chipset in a long time. The last smartphone launched by Motorola for the flagship Qualcomm chipset was the Motorola Moto Z3 in August 2018. Motorola recently launched the $ 1500 Moto Razr (2019), but it is notable that the device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset.
Qualcomm’s latest chipsets will power most flagship and premium Android smartphones in 2020, with 5G connectivity going forward worldwide. While the Snapdragon 765 comes with integrated 5G connectivity, the Snapdragon 865 will come with improved processing power and support for the X55 5G modem. MWC 2020 is expected to be unveiled in February, and devices running on these two platforms.