UPDATE: According to Evan Blass, the black Motorola device included in today's leak is a different model than the white one. More details are expected to come tomorrow, so stay tuned.
The Moto G4 has made up the lion’s share of Motorola leaks in recent months, but today we’re switching things up and taking a look at what may be the next Moto X flagship.
HellomotoHK, a regular source of Motorola leaks, has posted some renders that appear to show the next Moto X. The phone appears to have a metal outer edge, and on the back we can see a round camera housing, complete with a Moto 360-style flat tire that looks like it could house the camera flash. The camera housing also appears to protrude from the back of the Moto X’s body.
Moving to the bottom of the Moto X’s rear, there are 16 round cutouts that look like a speaker grille at first, but upon closer inspection you can see that they’re gold. Perhaps they’re connector pins for some sort of accessory? We can also see that one of these Moto X’s has Verizon DROID branding on its backside, suggesting that Verizon and Motorola’s DROID family will live on another year.
Moving around to the front of the Moto X, there’s a fingerprint reader like the one in the recent Moto G leaks, suggesting that the new Moto X won’t have a pair of front-facing speakers like the Moto X Pure Edition does. There are also sensors on the front of the device and a front-facing camera. The DROID-branded phone has a Verizon logo tattooed above its fingerprint reader, too.
While still unofficial, these leaked renders do line up with a photo that leaked back in December and claimed to show the next Moto X. There aren’t many rumored specs for this Moto X yet, but it has been suggested that it could come to market with a Snapdragon 820 processor in tow. That’s certainly a possibility since the Moto X phones are Motorola’s flagship devices, and considering what we saw from last year’s Moto X Pure Edition, this new Moto X may also include a high-res display and 3GB or 4GB of RAM.
Do you like the design of this new-look Moto X?