Last year, Motorola shifted attention to the Moto Z as its flagship handset, which meant that the Moto X Style or also known as Moto X Pure Edition did not see a refreshed version.
However, from late last year, there have been rumors doing rounds regarding the Moto X 2017. Even though little has been revealed about the phone, the latest leaks are giving us what are actually the first images of the alleged Moto X 2017 alongside some of the core hardware specs.
For starters, we would like to acknowledge the fact that the Lenovo effect has officially taken over Moto’s designs. While you will still notice the trademark Motorola logo on the front panel, the phone doesn’t look like anything close to the Moto X Pure Edition. Instead, it has some similarities with the Moto Z and Moto G5, with the front-facing fingerprint scanner adopting an oval shape. The front panel also comes with a LED flash, which is a great thing for selfie lovers.
However, it is the rear panel which things look pretty much messed up. Even though there’s a dual-lens camera, the appearance of the Moto X 2017 from the rear is not one of the better designs we’ve seen in the recent past. However, this is brushed aside by the fine gunmetal finish the phone has on what appears to be an aluminum unibody.
With the design not so impressive, Motorola would have done the Moto X 2017 some justice and included much better performance specs. However, the tech giant went for the same package as what you find on the Moto G5 Plus, which includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core, 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage. From this specs sheet, it appears that the 2017 Moto X will now join the Moto G5 in the midrange family unless Motorola has the idea that a dual-lens camera and aluminum unibody are enough to make the phone premium [pun intended].
The alleged Moto X 2017 will come with model number XT1801.