Alleged image of Moto X (2016) shows radical departure from the past

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A new image has surfaced via some Chinese sources claiming to show the design of the Motorola Moto X (2016). If the claim is accurate that this is in fact the design chosen by Lenovo and Motorola for the next generation of the Moto X, it will be quite a departure from the previous versions.

Probably the biggest change is the fact that the device shown in the image appears to have adopted a metal and glass construction for the body. This is quite different from Motorola’s previous versions that used a variety of materials for the back, had a round shape, and lent itself to customization via the company’s Moto Maker.

The image also shows a big departure in terms of the camera, sporting a huge lens for the rear-facing camera. Motorola has traditionally used an accent to connect the camera lens with their logo, an accent that is missing in this image. The device also appears to have speakers located in the back, a contrast from the dual front-facing speakers the current Moto X comes with.

Sources in China indicate the next generation Moto X will be equipped with a Snapdragon 820 processor. They also suggest the final version will come with a fingerprint sensor, possibly built into the Motorola logo.

The Motorola Moto X (2016) should not be released until the latter half of 2016, so it seems to be a bit early for an image to surface. We expect leaks will start closer to the summer. Given the radical changes, some of which seem to eschew some of the very features, notably customization, that make the Moto X line popular, this leak seems to be a bit suspect.

source: cnBeta
via: PocketNow


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Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, and an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his wife and kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active in his church, a local MINI Cooper car club, and his daughter's soccer club. Jeff is married, has three kids, and a golden retriever.