Motorola XT1032 Falcon seen in GFXBench with fingerprint sensor support [UPDATE]

November 10, 2013

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Ever since Apple debuted its newest iPhone generation, fingerprint scanners have become one of the latest fad in smartphones, with HTC already jumping in with its HTC One Max and Samsung rumored to be slapping it on its next flagship. It seems that Motorola will not be left behind and will sport a similar hardware feature in its coming Motorola XT1032 smartphone, codenamed "Falcon".

This is the first time we've heard of the Motorola Falcon and already it has made its way to GFXBench with some interesting pieces of information. The Android build used in this test is marked with "FINGERPRINT" which could imply support for fingerprint scanners. Of course, it doesn't necessarily mean that this device will indeed have the hardware, but why else would the feature be there, considering mobile OS are, more often than not, optimized for the particular hardware they will be running on.

[UPDATE] According to one of our astute readers, this "FINGERPRINT" has nothing to do with fingerprint scanners but instead refers to the fingerprint, or the unique identifier, of this particular Android build for this particular device. Thanks for the info!

Other parts of the hardware are also worth noting. While the screen size is not indicated, it is at least confirmed to support a resolution of 1196x720, just enough for HD playback. But more interesting is the CPU, which labeled as the Qualcomm MSM8226, more popularly known as a quad-core Snapdragon S4, running at 1.2 GHz. Not exactly your top of the line processor, but it should be remembered that the Moto X wasn't sporting the more recent Snapdragon 800 either and yet still ran smooth as butter.

While the hardware may sound like something meant for mid-range devices, considering Motorola's success with the Moto X, we won't be surprised if the Google-owned company has a few tricks up its sleeves this time as well. The Motorola Falcon is also set to run Android 4.4, which, depending on when it is announced, could make it the second smartphone to ship with the latest Android version by default after the Nexus 5.

VIA: GSMinsider, CTechCN

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  • Fingerprint support? Lolno.

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  • maxfrix

    Motorola had a fingerprint sensor on an old Atrix. No one bought it. Why do it again? Just cuz Apple is doing it is not a great reason. Hard to say the feature itself sells any devices. It is all that is new about that phone is all. Motorola seems to be taking the course of not having to touch the device at all. In my opinion that is a much more convenient path.

  • adam Cole

    Did nobody realize that Motorola had a “rugged” flip phone back in the day called the falcon. I’m thinking this codename means they will be making something along the lines of the gs4 active, water proof, dust proof, drop proof etc…