Just before the end of the year we have the chance to see how the upcoming Motorola Moto X (2017) might look, thanks to a video revealed by @OnLeaks and Android Authority.
The renders were created based on actual factory drawing a show a device very similar to the current Moto Z, but with a few essential changes. First of all, there’s no sign of the pins on the back, meaning that the manufacturer won’t rely on Moto Mods anymore. This comes in contradiction with Motorola’s latest statement, announcing that they’re looking forward to manufacturing even more Moto Mods. Therefore, it seems that the Moto X (2017) won’t be a flagship!
Moving on, the phone has some sleek curves, but without 2.5D glass, a feature that would’ve increased manufacturing costs. On the other side, we can spot a microUSB port and a 3.5mm port, unlike the Moto Z, which doesn’t have one.
On the back, the Moto X (2017) has its signature round camera bump, which increases the phone’s thickness to 9.5mm.
Presuming that the render is accurate, it’s obvious that the Moto X (2017) will be more like a mid-range handset, since it doesn’t have a dual-camera setup, nor stereo speaker, which are some noticeable design compromises. Oh, and once again, no Moto Mods! Keeping it short, it seems that, from now on, the Moto Z will be Motorola’s top notch smartphone!
The Moto X (2017) is expected to make its official debut in the first quarter of the year, either at CES, next week, or during MWC 2017, in Barcelona.