The next Motorola flagship phone codenamed “Nio” is going through internal testing. It is expected to be unveiled during Q1 of next year. A tweet by XDA Member, Mishaal Rahman, reveals that the Motorola “Nio” is under testing with an unusual 105Hz refresh rate. A high refresh rate is common among flagship smartphones and is generally in the multiple of 24 or 30.
This year, Motorola also unveiled smartphones with a 90Hz refresh rate in Motorola Edge, Edge+, and Moto G 5G Plus smartphones. A 90Hz refresh rate can easily display videos in 30/60fps, and the 120Hz refresh rate can handle 24fps video. Back to the Motorola Nio, a 105Hz refresh rate is unusual and seems like the smartphone will no ship with this configuration. Most likely, it is just for testing purposes and the device will ship with a 90Hz refresh rate.
We saw the same case with ROG Phone 3 where the company was testing a 160Hz refresh rate but launched the smartphone with 144Hz refresh rate. A German publication, TechnikNews, reveals that the Motorola Nio will be powered by a Snapdragon 865 processor paired with 8GB RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. There could also be a 12GB RAM + 256GB storage.
The smartphone will feature a 6.7-inch display with 2520×1080 pixel resolution. On the back, Motorola Nio will sport a triple camera setup where the primary shooter is a 64MP OmniVision OV64B image sensor. The second one is a 16MP OmniVision OV16A10 sensor likely to act as an ultrawide lens and the last one is a 2MP depth sensor. There will be a dual-camera setup on the front side which consists of a 16MP OmniVision OV16A1Q sensor and an 8MP Samsung S5K4H7 sensor.