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.