It is not the first time details of the Moto X 2017 are showing up, but it is the first time we are seeing an exclusive video of the supposed phone thanks to notorious leaker @OnLeaks.
While it has not been confirmed whether this phone will indeed be known as the Moto X 2017, it is hard not to believe what the leakstar comes in when it comes to smartphones. The latest details show off a 360-degree video of the supposed Moto X 2017 based on CAD renders and in fact, you will notice lots of similarities with the already released Moto Z flagship. However, this doesn’t mean that will are looking up to another modular design for the new X-series handset, but it is easy to argue that the new Moto Z could be the new basis for Lenovo’s Moto handsets.
The second half of 2016 has seen a number of smartphones drop two of the most renowned smartphone features – a 3.5 mm headphone jack and the microUSB port. One of the phones that did away with these two features is the Moto Z. However, the fact that the Moto X 2017 renders show lots of similarities with the Moto Z doesn’t mean everything about the outside looks of the phone have been retained. If the leaks are to be believed, the phone will still keep the old 3.5mm headphone jack alongside the microUSB port. There is no doubt that the former feature is still in fashion, but the idea of keeping the latter is somehow strange, especially when 2017 is expected to see most devices come in with support for USB-C connectivity.
Another trend that has popped up in recent smartphone designs and is missing on the Moto X 2017 is the 2.5D glass and apparently, the microSD card slot has also been moved to the top in what appears to be another strange move by the Chinese company. Where many OEMs are working hard to cut on the size of bezels, the Moto X 2017 renders show off a device that has quite large bezels and also significantly thick, an indicator that the phone will indeed be a midranger and nothing close to the Moto Z flagship.
Like the Moto Z, you still get to do with the large camera bump on the back of the Moto X 2017 and even though there is less to talk about with respect to the internals, the thickness of the phone indicates that the battery could indeed be large. As for the display, word has it that the device will sport a smaller 5.2-inch screen as opposed to the Moto Z’s 5.5-inch screen.
Given that the name of the supposed Moto X 2017 has not been confirmed just yet, it is also hard to tell whether the handset will make its debut at the upcoming CES 2017 or we’ll have to wait until February’s MWC event, but for sure, Lenovo has something cooking and it should be launched sooner than later.
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