In 2016, we got the Moto Z instead of the Moto X. In 2017, all signs are pointing to the release of a new generation of the Moto X, with specs in line with the mid-range rather than premium. The leaks have begun already, and we've now got some of the first images of the device along with its leaked specs. The latest rumors see the device actually being called the Moto X4, and apparently we get some more specific details about the phones display and battery.
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Motorola apparently hosted a sales presentation recently which has become the source for a whole host of leaks. Serial leaker Evan Blass aka @evleaks posted a logo with the apparent "new" name of the Moto X 2017 - or as it might officially be known as "Moto X4".
Let's stop calling it "Moto X 2017," eh? pic.twitter.com/dBnUr5n7CU— Evan Blass (@evleaks) 13 May 2017
A short video of the gathering was also initially leaked on the Chinese social network Baidu - which has since been copied over to YouTube by Slashleaks. The video shows that the Moto X4 will apparently have a metal body (essentially confirming the initial rumor) and 3D glass. What exactly this 3D glass is, has yet to be confirmed, but it might just be a fancy name for the curved display.
Images from the Google+ account of hellomotoHK, which have since disappeared, show a that the design of the Moto X4 will be quite similar to the Moto G5. The smartphone appears to have a metallic body and curved edges - something which seems to be confirmed by a leaked salves video (see above).
While the first rumors pointed to Lenovo opting for a Snapdragon 625 with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory, a translation of the audio of the presentation apparently reveals that the Moto X4 will come with a Snapdragon 660 processor with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. Quite a boost compared to previous rumors...
The presentation confirms that the Moto X4 will have a 5.2 inch Full-HD display, a 3,800 mAh battery (which supports turbo charging) and a front facing fingerprint sensor.
Previous rumors stated that the Moto X4 will have a dual camera and a dual LED flash. The leaked presentation stated that the Moto X4 will have a "smart camera and AI Integration" - what this means is yet to be figured out, though the closer we get to an official release, the more we'll know.
Moto X4 rumored specs
|Display||5.2 inch Full-HD|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 660|
|Internal storage||64 GB|
Rumors say nothing about the launch of the new Moto X4, but bearing in mind that the manufacturer introduced some devices at MWC, it will probably take a few months. Maybe we will see it unveiled at the IFA Berlin in September.
What do you think of the new Moto X4's familiar design? Are you glad it seems that it will be a mid-range device? Let us know in the comments below.