Upcoming Motorola smartphone renders leaked, carries Moto Z design-language

Motorola to launch Moto X 2017 with Moto Z like design language soon. Renders and 360 degree video leaked.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

/ by Aman Banka

Last year, we saw the launch of next-iterations of Moto G and Moto E smartphones from Motorola. Beside continuing the iteration of G and E series, Motorola had also launched a new series of smartphones called the Moto Z series with premium design and features like Moto Mods (a new way of making phones modular). The company also released a mid-range smartphone in November called Moto M.

Out of all the above phones, a new Moto X smartphone never saw light of day in 2016. Talking of which, Android Authority and @OnLeaks, together, have shared rendered images and 360-degree video of an upcoming Motorola smartphone.

The source itself is not sure about the name of this device, but is referring it as Moto X (2017). Contradicting this, hellomotoHK reports that the device is nor Moto X (2017) nor Moto C.

Keeping the name aside, this upcoming smartphone from Motorola follows the Moto Z design-language with circular camera hump on the rear and wide square shaped (more like pill shaped) fingerprint scanner on the front.

The device lacks Moto Mod pogo pins, confirming that this won't replace the Moto Z series. The back of the phone is slight curved and not flat like seen on Moto Z. Also, the device comes with microUSB port and 3.5mm headphone jack, which was missing on the Moto Z smartphones. No USB Type-C, Why?

Talking of design, the smartphone features chamfer to the edges and no 2.5D glass. The microSD slot / SIM slot has moved from the side to the top and the screen is likely to be 5.2-inch. No word on battery capacity, but the device measures 150 x 73.8 x 8.4 mm (9.5mm with camera bump), judging it will host large battery.

There is no word on when the device will be made official. If lucky, we might see the launch at CES 2017, if not then MWC 2017 launch is another good guess.

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