Fans of the Moto X have been hearing rumors about the smartphone's highly-anticipated sequel (known as the Moto X+1). Even as recently as a week ago, a series of images were posted by HelloMotoHK via its Facebook page. The leaked photos showed the front panel of the latest version of Motorola's flagship smartphone. This time around, another series of pictures have emerged, and there's good reason that the images are genuinely those of the new phone model.
According to Android Police, a tipster had sent them the images, claiming that the device seen on the photos is an almost complete prototype of the Moto X+1. As posted in Android Police's website, the photos do show a phone that's remarkably similar to the Moto X version currently available in the market, at least in terms of shape and design. The customized rear wooden finish can also be clearly seen on the photos.
The tipster who sent the photos further claimed that the silver segmented ring around the sides of the device is made from aluminum. If this turns out to be the real deal, the phone would share a similarity with HTC One handsets, although Motorola's metal frame doesn't go all the way to the front or rear sides.
Based on the photos, the device appears to sport a 5.1-inch display. This is definitely an upgrade over the Moto X, which currently only features a 4.7-inch screen. So far, the photos suggest that there will be no capacitive buttons, which is consistent with earlier rumors. It also appears that a loudspeaker will be features just below the display, as well as opposite the position of the earpiece (akin to the Moto E).
Looking at the back, the round Motorola logo is seen positioned centrally into the wood finish, just beneath the camera module. As for the camera, two white dots can be seen on both sides of the circular camera module. The source claims that the dots are actually twin LED flashes. By far, the images show no evidence of a microSD card slot.
Except for the size and differences in layout, the rest of the device is pretty consistent with Moto X aesthetics. As fans of the phone maker might expect, the controls are on the right side while the headphone jack are mounted on top.
As for the rear cover, it will be non-removable and may possibly come in custom leather options (purple and blue colors), per the tipster. Non-leather color options will include black and white.
It's still unconfirmed at this point, but the Moto X+1 is expected to feature a 1080p display screen, a quad-core Snapdragon processor (2.6 GigaHertz), 2 gigabytes of random access memory, possibly 32 gigabytes of storage, 12-megapixel/5-megapixel cameras, and Android 4.4.4 mobile operating system.
The current Moto X is carried by all the major mobile carriers in the United States, and is available in Canada, Brazil, selected European countries, and India. Upon release, the Moto X+1 should be made available in the same markets. To know more about what other devices Motorola is offering, you can start comparing Motorola phones here.
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