The Moto X (2017) is leaked
Motorola (Lenovo) didn’t release a Moto X this year, instead giving the Moto Z, the 4th gen Moto G series, Moto E3 Power and Moto M, even though there were persistent rumours of a Moto X 2016. Less than 48 hours to the end of a year, leaks released by @OnLeaks, known for accurate leaks, showed a phone supposed to be the Moto X (2017), including a 360 degree video of it.
On first look, the Moto X (2017) doesn’t have the square fingerprint sensor like the Moto Z series and Moto G4 Plus, instead now a pill-like design similar to Samsung phones. It looks shorter and bigger, perhaps to compliment the big bezel it’s sitting on. The Moto X (2017) also sees the return of the audio jack on the bottom of the phone.
The Moto X (2017) shares some design features with the Moto Z, namely the rear camera and position of the front shooter and sensor. It doesn’t seem to have the connector pins of the Moto Z, meaning it can’t use Moto Mods. The Moto X (2017) also doesn’t have a thin design at 9.2mm thick, including the camera bump, compared to the 5.2mm Moto Z. The extra thickness may be for a larger battery.
@OnLeaks says the Moto X will return features such as the previously mentioned audio jack and microSD card slot for storage expansion. The phone will also ditch the USB Type-C port and will use a micro USB port in its place. There’s no stereo front-facing speakers or dual cameras.
The Moto X (2017) may be announced at next week’s CES or at MWC in February. No details have been provided about the processor, RAM, ROM and camera configuration yet, but if it’s going to be a flagship device instead of a watered-down Moto Z, the Snapdragon 821 SoC should be appropriate for it.