Have you been hoping for a new Moto X smartphone for a while now? This year Motorola decided to focus on the modular-minded Moto Z family, so no new Moto X smartphones saw the light of day.
But according to a recent report, Motorola has been working a next-gen Moto X which is pegged for release in 2017. And a few pictures showcasing a Moto X (2017) prototype have already popped up online.
As you can see for yourselves, the images reveal a smartphone – fresh out of a testing lab and featuring a full metal design, circular camera plus flash on the back and the iconic Motorola dimple on the back of the device, below the shooter. The antenna now lives on the side panel, a change made to bestow smoother signal reception.
According to the leakster, the upcoming Moto X (2017) resembles the Droid Turbo model from 2014. No information about specifications was shared, but we can speculate.
Most certainly, the new Moto X will offer QHD resolution (1440 x 2560 pixels) and the services of recently announced Snapdragon 835. The phone will most likely run Android 7.0 Nougat and will be bundled with at least 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
The phone will probably be compatible with Mods accessories, although the current report is mum about this particular aspect.
According to earlier leaks, the next-gen Moto X will be designed and manufactured by Motorola and Lenovo, while the upcoming Moto G and Moto Z will be produced solely by Motorola.
Lenovo is done making smartphones under its own brand, so from now on it will focus on helping Motorola develop its Moto line-up. The company also has another smartphone making subsidiary called ZUK, which is also working on new products like the ZUK Edge.
We don’t know when the next-gen Moto X will make a debut, but given that two of the biggest industry events, CES 2017 and MWC 2017 are coming up in the next few months, we expect Motorola to reveal the phone during one of these tradeshows.