Motorola fans are in for some bad news. According to latest rumors, the Lenovo-owned company may not launch the highly-awaited #Moto X4 and Moto Z2 by the end of June. In fact, it may merely mention when the Z2 may hit the shelves in its #June 30 event and may go on to unveil the E4 for now. Fans that have been waiting for either of the two upcoming handsets will likely have to wait a little longer before they can get their hands on either of the smartphones from Motorola.

This move from the company will no doubt disappoint many and is being seen as anti-climactic since the reveal poster for the event had teased, a device which seemed pretty similar to the Z2.

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However, there may be some viable reason behind this delay in the launch of the two handsets. Some people believe that it is in fact due to Qualcomm that Motorola may have decided to postpone the launch.

Motorola device's launch delay due to Qualcomm?

Qualcomm is the major chip producer for a majority of the Android handsets. However, there have been reports that the company has been facing supply and production issues with some of its chips. The primary SoC in regards to which the main problem arises from is the mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 660.

The Snapdragon 660 chipset is the processor which powers the #Moto X4 smartphone. Due to the chipmaker’s inability to provide the chipsets, the company may have decided to postpone the launch of the handset. Apart from the Snapdragon 660 powering the device, the X4 reportedly houses a 5.5-inch 1080p display.

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It supports a 3,800 mAh battery and a USB Type-C port. The handset is also expected to sport Quick Charge 3.0 support, which will allow users to get its battery charged up in a jiffy.

Reasons behind delaying Moto Z2

No specific reason was given on why the launch of the upcoming Z2 would be delayed. The source claims that the premium handset may be unveiled at the event, or it may just be teased, but not launched completely. The Z2 will be a high-end device which will sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, paired with Adreno 540 GPU. It is also expected to come with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of native storage. The handset will run on the Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system after its launch. For the time being though, all eyes will be set on Motorola’s event on June 30 to see what the company launches.

Whether the two impending handsets from the company will find favor with consumers despite the supposed delay remains to be seen.